Pueblo Radiology has several physicians that are experienced and/or fellowship trained in interventional procedures. These procedures involve minimally invasive techniques with the guidance of X-ray, CT and/or Ultrasound. We provide consultations, treatment and follow-up in our outpatient office.While a majority of the procedures we perform can be easily and safely done at our outpatient office, there are a few procedures that require the use of a hospital “cath-lab” or surgery suite. Most of these hospital-based procedures are performed as outpatients and patients are discharged the same day; occasionally there will be a need for further hospitalization and observation.
The location of your procedure (hospital vs. office) will ultimately be determined by your medical condition, the complexity of the procedure, your medical history and the information discussed between your doctor and our radiologist.
By Dr. Lawrence Harter
Epidural Spine Injection
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is the delivery of powerful anti-inflammatory medicine directly into the space outside of the sac of fluid around your spinal cord. This area is called the epidural space. Our President, Dr. Lawrence Harter, explains what to expect from your exam.
A steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve pain caused by an inflamed joint. The cause of joint pain (arthritis, injury, degeneration) is not well understood. The procedure has two purposes. First, it can be used as a diagnostic test to see if the pain is actually coming from the joint. Second, it can be used as a treatment to relieve inflammation and pain caused by various conditions.
Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy uses sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope.