Injection

What is an injection (Interventional Radiology)?

Interventional CT and Ultrasound are 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?

You will be asked to sit or lay during the injection, you will be asked to remain as still as possible.down depending on the region where it needs to be injected.

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.

Southern Imaging Group 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:

Ultrasound guided injections:
Shoulder, elbow, knee are the most common areas
 
Nerve injections (Periradicular)
  • CT guided injections:
  • 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 our practice to make an appointment.

How much does it cost?

At Southern Imaging Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology. This means that your procedure will be bulked billed if you have your medicare card and a practitioners referrals. If in doubt please seek advice from your referring medical professional.

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.

Additional referral information can be found here.

Why Choose Southern Imaging Group?

Southern Imaging Group offers the highest quality Imaging Services in the Dapto region. We are the leaders in Bulk Billing with the real benefit of no ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses for you.