Image Guided Procedures

 

At Montclair Radiology, our subspecialty trained radiologists perform a large number of image-guided interventions. These include thyroid biopsies for thyroid nodules and musculoskeletal steroid injections throughout the body.

Thyroid biopsy: This minimally-invasive procedure is used to evaluate thyroid nodules seen on imaging, particularly ultrasound. Using ultrasound guidance, a small needle is used to take a tiny amount of thyroid tissue, which is then sent to the pathology lab for analysis. This short procedure uses local numbing medicine to help minimize any discomfort.  You may be asked to withhold blood thinners or other medications that increase the risk of bleeding prior to the procedure.

Therapeutic injections: We perform steroid injections throughout the body for relief of joint and musculoskeletal pain. Depending on the area injected, either ultrasound or fluoroscopic x-ray guidance is used. Under imaging guidance, a small needle is advanced into the joint or other source of pain, and a small amount of steroid and local anesthetic is injected. This short procedure uses local numbing medicine to help minimize any discomfort.  You may be asked to withhold blood thinners or other medications that increase the risk of bleeding prior to the procedure.

 

 

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