CT Guided Injections

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Adamstown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4940 8599

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PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

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PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

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PRP Charlestown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4920 8555

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PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

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PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

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PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

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PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

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PRP Erina ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4367 7100

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PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

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PRP Gordon ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9498 2500

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PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

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PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

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PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

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PRP Mona Vale ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9997 7411

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PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

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PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

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PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

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PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

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PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

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PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

CT Guided Injections

PRP Westmead ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8892 2950

CT Guided Injections

PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

CT Guided Injections

PRP Woy Woy ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4341 3500

  • CT Guided Injections Explained

    CT guided injections are used to deliver medications straight into an area (typically back and neck) that is effected by extreme pain. These injections are considered when traditional physiotherapy and oral pain killers have not provided relief.

    There are three main types of injections;

    1. Facet Joint Injections
    2. Perineural Injections
    3. Epidural Injections.

     

    Occasionally these injections are performed to help diagnose the cause of the pain. 

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you are, or may be, pregnant or if you are diabetic.

    Please also advise us if you have a recent history of peptic ulcers.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    Please confirm with your Doctor that you should continue taking your normal medicines.

    You will need someone to accompany you in order to ensure you get home safely.

  • What happens during the procedure

    You will be asked to lie face down on the CT table. We will then take a planning CT scan.

    At the area of your injection, you’ll receive a local anaesthetic. The radiologist will place a very fine needle into the exact location to be injected using CT guidance. Medication is then injected into the area - the medication includes an anaesthetic plus an anti-inflammatory.

    The anaesthetic should start working before you leave our practice, and will wear off after approx 8 hours. The anti-inflammatory is long lasting - with the effects up to 3 months - however it may not begin working for several (2-7) days following the injection.

  • How long does it take

    A CT Guided Injection normally takes around 15 minutes.

  • After Your Examination

    You may experience numbness in the legs, arms, back or face. This should last only for a few hours.

    It is usual to experience immediate pain relief with the pain returning around 8 hours later. Then at anytime from 2 days later, you should start experiencing relief from the anti inflammatory.

    Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for around 2 weeks.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. We will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous imaging with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

  • Possible Complications

    Although these are not common, possible risks include;

    • Bleeding at the injections site.
    • Infection in the epidural space.
    • You may have a headache for a few days if the fluid sac around the nerves is punctured.
    • Spinal cord injury (very rare).

    Please seek medical advice if any unusual symptoms persist. 

Services - CT

Ct - LOW DOSE

The philosophy of PRP is to image gently; each step being made as pleasant and safe as possible. Our 640-slice CT scanner with ultra-fast scanning times and low-dose radiation provides you with state-of-the-art health care.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.