Interventional Radiology

The term interventional radiology is used to describe a subspecialty field of radiology in which surgical and minimally invasive procedures are performed. These procedures are all performed under imaging guidance in the medical imaging department, angiography/vascular suite or operating theatre.

Interventional radiology techniques are used to diagnose and treat pathology.

Interventional radiology is performed by a sub specialised radiologist with the assistance of technical and, if necessary, nursing staff.

Interventional procedures available at Southern Radiology include:

  • Aspirations of joints and collections
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting
  • Biliary Interventions
  • Biopsies
  • Embolisation procedures
  • Catheter-directed Thrombolysis
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Chest Tube Placement (Thoracostomy)
  • Cortocosteroid pain injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Percutaneous Abscess Drainage
  • Peritoneal Ports
  • Ureteral Stenting and Nephrostomy
  • Vascular Access Procedures (PICC line or Portocath insertions / removals)
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Tumour Ablation


Southern Radiology is a leading diagnostic imaging provider who is committed to providing prompt and professional care to both patients and referrers. We are one of the largest medical imaging providers servicing the southern, inner western and eastern suburbs of Sydney and led by our specialist diagnostic imaging radiologists, Southern Radiology provides you comprehensive diagnostic support across all imaging modalities.

Our services include diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, cardiac CT, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and obstetric and gynaecological imaging. The Southern Radiology network consists of private community and hospital based practices, as well as two imaging research facilities.

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