Referrers

Realising our referrers have different preferences has led to our collaborative model of patient care. We will work together to predict, intervene or eliminate the cause of your patient’s medical condition as quickly as possible. It is all part of our commitment to seeing the bigger picture.

Ultrasound Guided Injection

What is Ultrasound Guided Injection?

  • A thin needle is placed into the area that you have been referred to Berera Radiology for – typically a joint (hip, knee, etc), tendon or bursa.
  • Ultrasound technology helps guide the needle into the correct position.
  • A solution of anaesthetic and steroid are injected into the area.

How are these procedures performed?

  • A sonographer will assist the radiologist perform the procedure.
  • A sonographer will position you on the ultrasound table.
  • The area to be injected will be cleaned with antiseptic, and often numbed with local anaesthetic.
  • The needle is guided into the accurate position using ultrasound.
  • Once in position, a solution of anaesthetic and steroid are injected.

Preparation needed:

  • No preparation is required.
  • For all procedures, we strongly recommend that you not drive to and from your appointment.
  • Please inform our staff if you are on blood thinners such as Warfarin or Aspirin.
  • Please bring any relevant previous x-rays, CT or MRI to your appointment (if these have been performed elsewhere).

How long will the procedure take?

  • Most injections are completed within 15 minutes.
  • Some require you to stay with us for a short time after the procedure.

Fact Sheets

Please refer to the following factsheets for further information.

WE HAVE REBRANDED
BERERA RADIOLOGY IS NOW
QSCAN RADIOLOGY CLINICS

About our rebrand to Qscan Radiology Clinics

Berera Radiology joined the Qscan Group, one of Australia’s leading medical imaging providers 2 years ago. To mirror the growth and transformation of the company within the broader Group we have now rebranded this clinic to be known as Qscan Radiology Clinics North Hobart.

 

For patients you will notice new purple Qscan signage, referral pads and film bags, but otherwise there will be no change to our service. You will still be assured the same welcoming care and attention from our clinic team and recognise the same friendly faces – we will just be known by a different name.

 

As a part of this transition we look forward to having our patients leverage the benefits associated with being a part of a nationwide network of clinics, subspecialty Radiologists and teleradiology services into the future. We also take this opportunity to remind you about our existing Qscan Hobart PET-CT clinic merely a kilometre down the road.

 

Should you have any enquiries regarding these changes please do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic team on:

03 6240 2300