Radiology is becoming more and more used to aid in the treatment of patients as well as the diagnosis and is typically called Interventional Radiology.
Interventional Radiology covers a wide variety of procedures where a Consultant Radiologist uses various imaging modalities to guide injections, catheters, stents, or to sample tissue.
Interventional procedures that require a higher level of after procedure care will be done at our hospital sites, many joint and tendon injections can be performed at our community clinics.
Interventional procedures can be categorised as:
- Management of back or spine pain where typically CT is used to guide injections into the spinal joints or block pain from nerves
- The biopsy or sampling of tissue from organs that are then sent for assessment by pathology
- Direct injections into tendons to aid the recovery or treat injuries
- Injection into joints to reduce pain and aid recovery
- To drain fluid from joints or other collections
- Angiography, including embolisation, stent placement and tumor ablation
Please note due to the complexity of some interventional procedures, not all procedures are available at all sites.
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