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What is an injection (Interventional Radiology)?

injection2Interventional CT and Ultrasound is when the specialist treats various conditions using a CT scanner or ultrasound machine, depending on the region of the body, to guide the needle to the correct area.

What happens during my injection?

injection1You will be asked to sit or lay down depending on the region where it needs to be injected.

During the injection, you will be asked to remain as still as possible.

In most cases the procedure involves guiding a needle or catheter to a specific location through a puncture in the skin. The most common interventional procedures performed are pain blocks.

Auburn Radiology Specialist performing interventional procedures have a special interest in the technique which ensures the highest standards are maintained. Before the examination, patients are interviewed by the Specialist, information about the procedure is conveyed and any questions answered. A consent form must be signed prior to an interventional procedure.

Types of injections:

injection3Ultrasound guided injections:

Shoulder, elbow, knee are the most common areas

CT guided injections:

Nerve injections (Periradicular)

Epidural injections

Facet joint injections

How long will it take?

CT guided injections can take from 10-20 mins from start to finish.

Ultrasound guided injections and biopsies can take 5-10 mins depending on the area.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, please call your local practice to make an appointment.

How much does it cost?

At Auburn Radiology we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology.   This means that your X-Ray will be bulk billed if you have your medicare card and a practitioners referral with you, and you will have no out of pocket expenses.

Can I use my referral anywhere?

If you have a referral to another imaging practice or organisation we can still assist you as we put you the patient first and accept all referrals. If in doubt please seek advice from your referring medical professional.

Where can I get my injection done:

We have 4 state of the art medical imaging practices that provide Injection services in the Wollongong, Southerland Shire and Penrith areas. Please choose the practice below that is closest to you.

How do I prepare for my injection:

No preparations are required. Please inform the staff if you are on any blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.

Why Choose Auburn Radiology?

Auburn Radiology offers the highest quality Imaging Services in the Auburn region.  We are the leaders in Bulk Billing with the real benefit of no ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses for you.
So give it a try and save money with the Auburn’s best ‘Bulk Billing’ Radiology Practice.

Your Next Step

Please ensure that you have your Medicare card and referral with you and pop into our location for your Injections. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us on (02) 8315 8292 as we are here to help.