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.
- 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.
Please refer to the following factsheets for further information.