Imaging Guided Procedures / Steroid Injections
These are interventional procedures undertaken on patients with the help of imaging. Other procedures such as these are undertaken by our qualified radiologists. These fall under the following categories;
Ultrasound Guided Pain Relief Injections
These are cortisone injections performed by a radiologist with the guidance of an Ultrasound machine. Using the Ultrasound ensures that the medications that the radiologists inject are applied in the correct area to offer maximum relief from your symptoms. These injections are mainly used for soft tissue areas and small joints.
CT Guided Pain Relief Injections
These are cortisone injections performed by a radiologist with the guidance of a CT machine. These injections provide targeted relief of pain in large joints such as hips and knees for osteoarthritis, facet joint pain in the spine, nerve root pain in the spine and epidural injections. The CT guidance assists the radiologist in placing the needle in an accurate position for the procedure to work.
A CT Arthrogram is a specific examination to highlight the internal structures of joints such as knees and hips. Using the guidance of the CT machine the radiologist will inject a contrast into the joint so that a full CT can be performed that will show any abnormalities within the structure of the joint.