What are Interventional Procedures?
Interventional CT services are offered at our Fairfield and South Melbourne clinics.
Ultrasound Injections and procedures are offered at our Fairfield, South Melbourne and Monbulk clinics.
Imaging-guided interventional procedures, typically using ultrasound or CT, are conducted to precisely target specific areas and help reduce risks whilst enhancing outcomes. These examinations are carried out by a specialised radiologist, with our staff providing assistance throughout the procedure. In certain cases, post-procedure observation may be necessary, and you might be advised to have a family member or friend accompany you home after your visit.
The availability of interventional procedures may differ between clinics, and larger clinics may offer a more extensive range of services. The types of tests provided are often aligned with the specialty area of a particular radiologist.
What do you need to bring to your appointment?
- Your referral form
- Medicare card or any concession cards
- Any prior imaging
Do I need to make an appointment for interventional procedures?
All interventional procedures at Direct Radiology clinics require an appointment.
What Interventional Procedures are offered at Direct Radiology clinics?
Direct Radiology’s experienced Radiologists provide an extensive range of Interventional Procedures including:
- Euflexxa Injections
- PRP Injections
- Therapeutic Corticosteroid Injections
- CT Shoulder Hydrodilatation
- Biopsies (Breast, Thyroid, Lymph Node)
- Fine Needle Aspirations (Breast, Thyroid, Lymph Node)
- Drainages and Aspirations
- Implanon Removal
- Foreign Body Removal
- Specialised Women’s Ultrasound Infusions (Pelvic Saline or Pelvic ExFoam Infusions)
When is the soonest I can schedule my specific interventional procedure?
Please verify the availability of your specific interventional procedure with your chosen Direct Radiology practice.
Can I drive after my procedure?
It depends on the interventional procedure being done. When you make your appointment, our team will inform you about any restrictions related to driving after your procedure and address any other inquiries regarding the procedure and recovery guidelines.
How long does it take for the injection to show results or take effect?
This will depend on various factors that your GP and our team will discuss with you before your appointment.
Can I use a referral from a previous appointment or do I need to obtain a new referral?
Prior to your appointment, you will need to get a new referral. Unless stated for a course of treatment, referrals are only valid for one procedure.