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CT Guided Procedures

Our CT guided procedures include:

- Facet joint injections

 -Nerve root injections

- Epidural injections

- Sarcroiliac joint injections

- Shoulder hydrodilatation

- Foot/hip/ankle joint injections

 

Preparation

Please inform us if you are on any blood thinning medications when making the appointment and you may have to stop certain medications prior to the procedure.

 

Please bring the following to the clinic (if applicable)

 

- Valid referral

- Medicare/Healthcare/Pension card

- Prior scans (e.g. X-rays, Ultrasounds, CT, MRI) and reports.

 

At the appointment, the radiographer will go through a checklist to ensure we are performing the correct exam on the correct patient.  You will be then asked to change into a gown and remove the appropriate jewellery.

 

A limited and targeted CT will be performed for planning purpose. The injection needle will be guided to the target site using CT guidance. The entire procedure, including preparation and planning time, will take 15-20 minutes. The actual time of needle manipulation and injection will be less than 1-2 minutes in general depending on the type of injection.

 

After the procedure, you will be observed in the clinic for 15 minutes, after which you will be free to return home. You should avoid physically demanding activity for the next 24-48 hours.

 

Should you have any further questions please ask the radiographer or you may like to have a look at the following websites:

 

Inside Radiology

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

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