Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ultrasound Guided Ilioinguinal Nerve Block

Ultrasound guided injections are emerging as a new alternative to low dose x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) for the delivery of therapeutic medications for some procedures. It allows the physician to see inside the patient and image not only bony structures, but also soft tissues to include nerves, muscles, joints, bursa, and blood vessels. It can be used to guide a needle into specific areas and identify nerves while avoiding vessels – thereby increasing accuracy in addition to safety.