Procedures performed by our radiologists take advantage of our sophisticated imaging technologies to allow them to guide, in real time, a needle to a very precise location within the body. Northeast Radiology performs many procedures in our safe, convenient private-imaging centers.
Image-guided radiology procedures are safe and minimally invasive. They are often performed for pain management purposes.
There is no single accreditation of imaging guided procedures because the guidance is provided by multiple types of radiology equipment: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Stereotactic (mammography guided). Northeast Radiology has ACR® accreditations in all of these modalities. Please check within the above linked sections for the standards used by ACR® before granting accreditation.
Very detailed specific image guided procedure information is available to you. Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North American (RSNA®). These two premier organizations have jointly developed Radiologyinfo.org as the radiology information resource for patients.
For a more detailed description of eight (8) of the most common image guided procedures please click on the links below:
Biopsies: a procedure where a tissue sample is removed under medical imaging guidance, so the tissue can be examined by a pathologist for disease.
Pain Management Procedures
Epidural Block: a procedure which delivers medications to the area of pain in the spine under image guidance. This is commonly performed for patients with arthritis, disc herniation, or spinal stenosis to relieve pain and inflammation. For more information, click on Epidural Block above.
Nerve Block: a procedure which delivers medications under image guidance, commonly performed on the spine, hip, knee, or shoulder, to reduce pain and inflammation. For more information, click on Nerve Block above.
Facet Block: a procedure which delivers an anesthetic and/or steroids to the facet joints to block pain or to investigate the source of pain. For more information, click on Facet Block above.
Lumbar Puncture: a procedure in which a small amount of spinal fluid is withdrawn using a needle under imaging-guidance. The fluid is sent to a lab for analysis. This procedure can be helpful in the detection of infection, bleeding around the brain, the detection of some cancers, and the diagnosis of some inflammatory conditions of the nervous system. For more information, click on Lumbar Puncture above.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP): a therapeutic procedure where a patient’s own blood cells are used to stimulate the natural healing process in some orthopedic injuries. A small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient. This blood is placed into a centrifuge which separates the platelets. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the area of injury in the patient. The platelets stimulate the natural growth and healing process. For more information, click on Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) above.
Women’s Interventional Imaging
Hysterosonography: a procedure performed using ultrasound to examine the endometrial canal. For more information click, on Hysterosonography above.