What is it?
Interventional radiology is used to provide patients with effective pain relief or to obtain tissue samples for biopsy. It involves a range of minimally invasive procedures and is performed under ultrasound or CT guidance.
What to tell us?
- If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.
- If you are on any blood thinning medication eg: Warfarin or Aspirin or similar.
How to prepare?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. This allows time for the completion of paperwork.
At time of booking, you will be given specific instructions for preparation, depending on the procedure you are having. Please follow any instructions given to you at time of booking.
Please wear comfortable clothing. You may, in some instances, be required to change into a gown.
Please bring any previous relevant imaging with you, as our Radiologist may require previous imaging for comparison.
We highly recommend that you bring a driver with you to this appointment. We recommend that you do not drive for 3-4 hours after the procedure.
How long does it take?
Most interventional procedures take between 30 – 45 minutes to perform.
We bulk bill all interventional procedures, provided you hold a current Medicare card.
We will forward the result of your procedure electronically to your doctor. The results will be available after 24 hours. Urgent reports are available after 4 hours.