Interventional 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.
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.
Crystal Radiology Specialists 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 are answered. A consent form must be signed prior to an interventional procedure.
The shoulder, elbow, and knee are the most common areas for ultrasound-guided injections.
Nerve injections (Periradicular)
Facet joint injections
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.
At Crystal Radiology we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology. This means that your Injections will be bulk billed if you have your Medicare card and a practitioner’s referral with you, and you will have no out of pocket expenses.
If you have a referral to another imaging practice or organization, we can assist you as we can accept all referrals and if you are still in doubt, please seek advice from your referring medical professional.
No specific preparations are required. Please inform the staff if you are on any blood thinning medications such as Warfarin and they will inform you if there are any specific requirements.
We are local and a family-owned medical clinics that offers the highest quality medical and Imaging Services in the Crystal radiology region. We are the leaders in Bulk Billing with the real benefit of no ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses for you.
Please ensure that you have your Medicare card and referral with you and pop into our location for your consultation. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at (02) 8315 8292 as we are here to help.