Berera Radiology specialises in musculoskeletal imaging. We have a passion for diagnosing medical conditions of the bones, joints and associated soft tissue. Our state of the art equipment allows us to diagnose conditions using a wide variety of modalities, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, as well as ultrasound and CT guided injections.

CT Guided Injection

What is a CT Guided Injection?

  • A thin needle is placed into a joint of your limb (shoulder, knee, hip etc), your spine (facet), or near a nerve.
  • CT technology helps guide the needle into the correct position.
  • A solution of anaesthetic and steroid are injected into the area to assist with pain relief.

How are these procedures performed?

  • A radiographer will assist the radiologist perform the procedure.
  • A radiographer will position you on the CT table. For most limb injections, you will be able to lie flat on your back. For spine injection, you will need to lie flat on your stomach.
  • The area to be injected will be cleaned with antiseptic, and then numbed with local anaesthetic.
  • The needle is guided into the accurate position using a CT scan.
  • 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 and 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 30 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.


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