Editors: Kiyoshige Ohseto, Hiroyuki Uchino, Hiroki Iida
An interventional therapy used in the pain clinic is the nerve block. The primary method used to acquire the skill in nerve block procedures has been to practice technique using landmarks. However, radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasonography have recently been used to ensure accurate and safe performance of nerve blocks. These techniques allow visualization of needles and instruments using real-time images.