CT Guided Injections

CT Guided Injections available at:

CT Guided Injections

PRP Adamstown Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Bathurst Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Charlestown Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Erina Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Frenchs Forest Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
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CT Guided Injections

PRP Gordon Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Gosford North Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Hornsby Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Maitland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Mona Vale Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Moore Park/City East Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
FREE ON SITE PARKING
Driver Avenue MP1 Car Park Free patient parking in MP1 Car Park. Even if sign says full, proceed to parking attendant and ask for X-Ray.
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CT Guided Injections

PRP Norwest Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon
FREE PARKING Please ensure you have your parking ticket validated at PRP


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CT Guided Injections

PRP Orange Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

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CT Guided Injections

PRP Toukley Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Tuggerah Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Westmead Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Guided Injections

PRP Woy Woy Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • 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.