Factsheets

CT

A CT (Computed Tomography) scan allows us to look at your body in cross-section, it is a test that uses an X-ray machine that spins around the body to obtain detailed images, detecting a wide range of disorders showing both soft tissue and bone.

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MRI

Imaging @ Olympic Park has the latest (3.0T) High Definition scanner available in Melbourne. MRI is a way of getting pictures of various parts of your body without the use of x-rays/radiation.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a painless imaging test using high frequency sound waves. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us on 03 9420 1700.

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Ultrasound Procedures

An ultrasound guided procedure allows us to guide injections accurately to get the best out of your treatment.If you have further questions please feel free to contact us on 03 9420 1700.

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Fluoroscopy

Interventional procedures performed in the Fluoroscopy room allow for real time viewing of joints so that accurate needle placement can be obtained prior to injection of medication.

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Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Ray equipment produce high quality, instantaneous images while delivering a lower dose of radiation to patients compared to conventional imaging units.

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Shoulder Hydrodilatation

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a condition where there is inflammation and contracture of the joint capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. This usually leads to pain and loss of movement or stiffness of the shoulder. At Imaging @ Olympic Park we offer a simple procedure that is aimed to ease the pain and bring movement to the shoulder.
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Synvisc Injection

Synvisc is an elastic and viscous substance made from hyaluronan which is found in normal joint fluid. It is used to treat pain in patients with osteoarthritis, usually of the shoulder, hip, knee or ankle joint, who have failed to respond adequately to more conservative treatments. Clinical trial results have shown that Synvisc injections relieve pain and may delay the need for knee surgery in some patients.
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Radio Frequency Denervation

Radio Frequency Denervation (RFD) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the emission of pulsations of heat through a fine needle to disable and prevent nerves from transmitting pain signals.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is prepared from autologous or the patient’s own blood so there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Blood typically contains 6% platelets whereas PRP has a significantly increased platelet concentration. Centrifuging the patient’s own blood allows the platelets to be concentrated. This procedure is typically preferred for tendons or muscle injury. Studies that show that the success rate is in the range of 70% – 80%.The repair process usually occurs over a 4-6 week period.
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Nerve Root Block

Nerve roots are the parts of the nerves which emerge from the spinal cord. Conditions such as prolapsed discs can cause inflammation and irritation of the nerve roots. A nerve root block or injection is where a mixture of local anaesthetic and steroid is injected around the swollen nerve root to help relieve pain and inflammation.
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Medial Branch Block

The procedure of medial branch block involves the injection of local anaesthetic around the nerves that supply feeling to the facet joints. Facet joints are small joints of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion. They are found in the neck (cervical), upper back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar spine). Each facet joint has feeling supplied by two or three medial branch nerves. Therefore blocking the medial branch to the facet joint will require 3 injections.
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Facet Joint Injection

Facet joints are small joints of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion. They are found in the neck (cervical), upper back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar). They can become painful as a result of arthritis, injury or mechanical stress. With this procedure a mixture of local anaesthetic and cortisone (steroid) are injected into the facet joint. Multiple injections may be required.
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Epidural Injection

An epidural injection is where a mixture of a local anaesthetic and a steroid, such as cortisone, is injected into the space surrounding the spinal cord (epidural space). Epidural injections are useful to settle down pain that is associated with inflammation within the lumbar spinal canal.
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