Interventional Procedures

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.

Booking

You will need to make a booking for this examination.

Cost

If you are a Medicare Card or DVA Card holder, you examination is 100% bulk billed. i.e. there is no out-of-pocket expense.

If your examination relates to a Workers Compensation Claim or Third Party Insurance Claim, please bring the following information with you:-

  • Date of injury
  • Workers Compensation Claim:
    Employer’s Name & Address and Contact Name & Telephone Number at your workplace
  • Insurance Company Details:
    Name & Address of Insurance Company
  • Claim Number
  • Claims Manager & his/her Contact Number.

Overseas Visitors are encouraged to call one of our practices to discuss payment options prior to booking an appointment.

Risks Involved

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.

Questions

We understand having a medical procedure can sometimes be a confusing and worrisome time. We are here to help you, so if you are unsure about any aspect relating to your examination, please raise your concerns with us at any time and we will do our best to assist you.

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

Your Images and Report

It is important that you make an appointment to return to your doctor after your visit with us. Whether the results are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to correlate this 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 2 business days. You may 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.