Interventional procedures

Interventional radiology is the use of precise imaging and guidance techniques to diagnose and treat injury and disease, avoiding the need for traditional surgery.

Interventional procedures

Interventional radiology is the use of precise imaging and guidance techniques to diagnose and treat injury and disease, avoiding the need for traditional surgery.

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology is a medical specialisation that involves performing a range of imaging procedures to obtain images of the inside of the body. The interventional radiologist carefully interprets these images to diagnose injury and disease, and to perform a range of interventional medical procedures, including injections of corticosteroids, local anaesthetic or platelets.

Continuing advances in technology mean the range of conditions that can be treated by interventional radiology is continuing to expand.

How do I prepare for an interventional procedure? keyboard_arrow_down

For preparations for interventional procedures, please check with the specific procedure (see 'Related procedures' at right). If you are taking blood thinners, please tell the receptionist when making your booking. This will allow the radiologist to assess whether it is safe to do the procedure.

On the day of your appointment, please bring any relevant previous x-rays, ultrasound, CT or MRI scans, and please also tell the radiologist if you are allergic to any medications.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing with easy access. 

Related procedures

Related procedures

How much will my procedure cost?

Fees for radiology procedures vary and depend on a number of factors, including the type of procedure, what has been requested on your referral and the Medicare rebates available. We will advise you of any fees associated with your examination at the time of making your appointment or when you arrive at the clinic. Alternatively you can contact us and one of our team will be happy to answer any queries regarding fees. For more information about fees and rebates please visit our account FAQs.