What is Interventional Radiology?
How long does an interventional procedure take?
The time it takes depends on the procedure taking place. It normally takes 10-15 minutes for routine Ultrasound injections. It can take 15-20 minutes for routine CT injections. Any other advanced interventional procedures such as biopsies can take longer.
How do I prepare for an interventional procedure?
A scan of the area is required prior to your procedure.
Please advise our staff if you are taking blood thinning medications (such as Warfarin, Xarelto or Aspirin), or if you are pregnant.
Please wear clothing without metal buttons, fasteners or zips.
Metal (jewellery, piercings, glasses, hearing aids) will need to be removed from the area being scanned.
Are there any risks?
At Quantum Medical Imaging, we use the latest digital equipment for our Interventional Imaging. This means you can be sure that you are receiving the lowest amount of radiation possible. Anytime you pierce the skin, there is a small risk of bleeding or infection. Quantum Medical Imaging’s sterile procedures aim to reduce these risks. Any specific risks limited to the procedure you are due to have will be communicated to you at the time of the procedure.
How much does interventional cost?
Quantum Medical Imaging bulk bills all CT- and ultrasound-guided procedures.