Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Pain Management of Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: An Anatomical and Clinical Study

Masoud Hashemi 1 , Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri 2 , Asadollah Saadat Niaki 3 , Mahshid Nikooseresht 4 , * , Alireza Hosseinpanah 5 , Seyed Sajad Razavi 1 , Farshad Farivar 1 and Farideh Shahandeh 6
Authors Information
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Akhtar Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Orthopedics, Akhtar Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Anesthesiology, Beasat Hospital, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
5 Fellowship of Pain, Tehran, Iran
6 Department of Radiology, Akhtar Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: January 2017, 14 (1); e13464
  • Published Online: June 28, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: November 18, 2015
  • Revised: December 7, 2015
  • Accepted: January 18, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.28297

To Cite: Hashemi M, Jazayeri S M, Niaki A S, Nikooseresht M, Hosseinpanah A, et al. Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Pain Management of Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: An Anatomical and Clinical Study, Iran J Radiol. 2017 ; 14(1):e13464. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.28297.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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