9. Tools and Equipment Used in Interventional Pain Procedures

  1. P. Prithvi Raj MBBS, FFARCS (Eng), FIPP1 and
  2. Serdar Erdine MD, FIPP2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch9

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

How to Cite

Raj, P. P. and Erdine, S. (2012) Tools and Equipment Used in Interventional Pain Procedures, in Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Istanbul Pain Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670385

Online ISBN: 9781118300480



  • tools and equipment, in interventional pain procedures;
  • interventional pain procedures, simple nerve blocks to RF techniques;
  • equipments, devices, and set up in interventional pain centers;
  • interventional procedures, safety in procedure room in emergencies;
  • fluoroscope, indispensable in interventional pain procedures;
  • resuscitation facilities in intervention pain procedures, and sedation;
  • RF lesioning and pulsed RF in interventional procedures;
  • nerve stimulators, needle tip final position in epidural blocks;
  • intradiscal procedures and equipment, as IDET, discTRODE;
  • epidural or intrathecal drug delivery, in chronic and terminal pain relief


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Procedure room (Fig. 9.1)

  • Procedure table (Fig. 9.2)

  • The fluoroscope (Fig. 9.3)

  • Radiation gown, thyroid shield, radiation eyeglasses, radiation gloves (Fig. 9.4)

  • Resuscitation facilities (Fig. 9.5)

  • Radiofrequency generators (Fig. 9.6)

  • Needles (Fig. 9.7)

  • Catheters (Fig. 9.8)

  • Nerve stimulator (Fig. 9.9)

  • Epiduroscope (Fig. 9.10)

  • Equipment for intradiscal procedures (Fig. 9.11)

  • Epidural or intrathecal drug delivery systems (Fig. 9.12)

  • Equipment for spinal cord stimulation (Fig. 9.13)

  • Vertebroplasty set (Fig. 9.14)

  • Further reading