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Interventional ultrasound in the musculoskeletal system

R A Christensen, E Van Sonnenberg, G Casola, G R Wittich
Radiologic Clinics of North America 1988, 26 (1): 145-56
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This article highlights the multiple applications of ultrasound as a guidance modality for interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system. The percutaneous aspiration, drainage, and biopsy of musculoskeletal abscesses, masses, and focal muscular pathology in the extremities, trunk, and neck using ultrasound as the guidance system is described. Techniques for biopsy, fluid aspiration, catheter insertion, and needle visualization by ultrasound are discussed.

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