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How much X-ray exposure is there in epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Great Question

Depends on type of c-arm used and whether or not physician/x-ray tech continuously steps of pedal or presses button or is more cautious.
I use a setting called low-dose pulse and often the exposure is less than 1/100 of a chest x-ray.

In brief: Great Question

Depends on type of c-arm used and whether or not physician/x-ray tech continuously steps of pedal or presses button or is more cautious.
I use a setting called low-dose pulse and often the exposure is less than 1/100 of a chest x-ray.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very low

While they use a fluoroscope to guide injection the exposure of areas other than the target tissue exposure of other tissues are negligible.

In brief: Very low

While they use a fluoroscope to guide injection the exposure of areas other than the target tissue exposure of other tissues are negligible.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very Little

You get way more Xray exposure with a chest Xray...

In brief: Very Little

You get way more Xray exposure with a chest Xray...
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very Little

The patient only gets a few brief bursts of xray exposure.
Overall it is very little.

In brief: Very Little

The patient only gets a few brief bursts of xray exposure.
Overall it is very little.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Namey
I'm old school. Fluoroscopy is not needed. Makes it easier. But I do it blind!!!!!
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