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.
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.