Interventional procedures involve using a medical imaging modality, typically CT or Ultrasound to enable a Radiologist to perform a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure on a patient.
• Joint Injections: a mixture of local anaesthetic (analgesic) and steroid (anti-inflammatory) is injected into a joint under ultrasound for pain relief
• Spinal Injections: a mixture of local anaesthetic (analgesic) and steroid (anti-inflammatory) is injected around a nerve, into a facet joint or into the epidural space for back pain relief.
• Biopsy: CT fluoroscopy or Ultrasound is used to place a needle into various anatomical locations to obtain tissue samples or cells for diagnosis.
The preparation required for these procedures is likely to differ slightly, but our reception staff will discuss this when booking appointments.
You may also need a driver for some procedures so please check with reception when making a booking.