Interventional spine procedures

Eur J Radiol. 2005 Sep;55(3):362-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2005.03.024.


Minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of some spinal diseases are percutaneous treatments, proposed before classic surgery. By using imaging guidance, one can significantly increase accuracy and decrease complication rates. This review report physiopathology and discusses indications, methods, complications and results of performing these techniques on the spine, including different level (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac) and different kind of treatments (nerve block, disc treatment and bone treatment). Finally the present article also reviews current literature on the controversial issues involved.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Contrast Media
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Nerve Block
  • Radiography, Interventional*
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Diseases / therapy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Contrast Media