Interventional
Scans

Available at both practices

100% bulk billed for all Medicare eligible services*

Interventional Procedures

Experienced radiologist support for your procedure

During these studies, the Radiologist (specialist doctor) will use either Ultrasound or CT guidance to ensure the most accurate needle position for your procedure. Each Radiologist has a different technique and preference for either CT or Ultrasound guidance.

In general, these are very safe examinations and have a very low complication rate. The most common complications of the procedure include bleeding or infection. However, since the procedure is performed under Ultrasound/CT guidance and strict aseptic technique, the possibility of such complication is low. A full list of possible complications and risks will be provided to you prior to your examination upon arrive.

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Below is some more detailed information about what to expect during your exam and In Focus Ultrasound scans.

Preparing for your exam

Special precautions for female patients: It is essential that if you know or suspect you are pregnant that you inform the radiographer prior to having your examination.

Your images and report

It is important that you make an appointment to return to your doctor after your visit with us. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to correlate your results with other information for further management.

Depending on your referrer’s preference(s), a copy of the report and images will be sent directly to your referring doctor within 24 hours. You will also be given a copy of your images on film or CD for your own records.

In urgent circumstances, our specialist will speak with your doctor directly by telephone the same day of your examination. Digital copies of all studies are stored on our secured database for comparison with any future examinations.

Below is a short list of preparations for our common Interventional procedures. For more detailed information, please click on your examination from the list below:

*Excludes obstetric ultrasounds if booked on a Saturday.

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We are here for you

We understand that medical procedures can sometimes be overwhelming, but please feel free to call our friendly staff to discuss any of your questions or concerns ahead of your appointment.

Please note that although we are happy to answer questions, you will need to discuss the results of your procedure directly with your referrer.