Interventional Procedures

Interventional procedures are a sub-specialty of radiology which use minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. Our highly trained Radiologists perform these procedures in our clinics across the Sunshine Coast. These types of procedures are beneficial as they have less risk, less pain and less recovery time in comparison to open surgery. The procedures usually involve either the injection of medication or the removal of tissue, such as biopsies.

Injections can be performed under X-Ray, CT or Ultrasound guidance, however the choice will depend on the type of condition being treated. A biopsy is the removal of tissue for further analysis by a pathology laboratory and are undertaken to assist and support results from previous diagnostic imaging.

Preparation will depend on the type of procedure, but our friendly booking staff will advise you when you book your appointment. Please be sure to bring along any previous x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound or MRI examinations which you may have available. They provide valuable additional information to the attending Radiologist performing your procedure. All imaging will be returned to you.

At the time of the procedure on the day, our healthcare team will discuss the detail of what will happen during the procedure.

  • CT guided Facet joint blocks 
  • CT guided Nerve root blocks 
  • CT guided Epidural Injection 
  • Plural and Peritoneal Taps 
  • Imaging guided Drainage and Biopsies. 
  • Nephrostomy, Lung/ Liver Biopsy and etc. 
  • Ultrasound guided Hookwire Insertions. 
  • Lumbar punctures 
  • Drainage of deep abscesses 
  • Biopsy of deep tissues 
  • Intrathecal injections 
  • Fine needle aspirations and more. 

Each procedure is different and the time may vary depending on complexity.

60 Wises Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558.
12-14 King St, Buderim QLD 4556.
1 Main Dr, Warana QLD 4557.
Nambour Central, entry via Ann Street, Nambour, QLD 4560.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUPH)
3 Dohert st, Birtinya, QLD 4575.
Nambour Selangor Private Hospital
62 Netherton Street, Nambour, QLD 4560

Most medicare eligible examinations are bulk billed. Fees may apply for some procedures. Our friendly reception staff will advise you on the cost of your procedure at the time of your booking.