Imaging Technology at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation: Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound
Pain management facility in Red Bank, NJ helps patients avoid surgery and unnecessary drug use through conservative medical care.
The physicians at our pain management facility use Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound—two powerful imaging tools that allow doctors to view the size, shape, and structure of a patient’s musculoskeletal system, even while in motion.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that allows physicians to view real-time, moving images. Intermittent x-ray is passed through the affected body part and then transferred to a monitor to be viewed in detail. Ultrasound uses the reflections of high-frequency sounds waves to obtain images of the musculoskeletal system.
While Ultrasound is primarily used for diagnosis, Fluoroscopy helps our physicians to perform image-guided injections when necessary (Ultrasound is sometimes use for this purpose as well). At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, we believe in a conservative approach to pain management and rehabilitation. However, in cases where pain and inflammation are inhibiting a patient’s ability to undergo a program of rehabilitation, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound help our doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures (such as Epidural Steroid Injections) safely and effectively. This strategy often allows patients to undergo rehabilitation programs and avoid surgery.