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CT Virtual Colonoscopy

Sovereign Radiology is delighted to announce the launch of a new service – CT Virtual Colonoscopy. Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women and the third leading cause of death, even though it has a high cure rate when detected early. CT Virtual Colonography (CTVC) offers similar accuracy and is […]

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GP Education Evening – Cardiac Imaging

Echocardiography

Sovereign Radiology is pleased to announce the return of our GP Education series for 2022. The first topic we are covering is – Cardiac Imaging – on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 Our speakers for the evening are Dr Trent Zeitzen – Cardiologist – and Dr Rick Ussher – Consultant Radiologist. Further details and registration is […]

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Sovereign Radiology hits the airwaves….

A fun morning was had with the team at 3BA Ballarat. In particular, with Brett MacDonald and Ballarat Today. Dr Simon Ussher proved he is a natural behind the microphone, delivering a terrific interview on all the exciting developments at our new Sovereign Radiology Sebastopol clinic. You can listen to the interview here Sovereign Radiology […]

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Sovereign Radiology – MSK Meeting dates 2022

Sovereign Radiology is delighted to announce the return of their popular MSK meetings. This year our meetings will continue to run online, via TEAMS. These meetings proved quite popular last year, as we all tried to minimise gathering in large groups. The upside of online was that many of our referring clinics from outside Ballarat […]

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Sovereign Radiology to open new Sebastopol Clinic

It is with great excitement that we announce Sovereign Radiology will be opening a new sister clinic in Sebastopol. In 2016 we opened the doors of our purpose built Howitt Street clinic, with the goal of bringing to the Ballarat and surrounding communities a new direction in medical imaging. Sovereign Radiology is owned by a […]

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Sovereign Radiology launches Echocardiography service

Sovereign Radiology is delighted to announce the launch of our echocardiography service to the Ballarat and District communities. We are even more delighted to announce Mr Brenden Barber has joined our sonography team and will be performing our echocardiograms. After completing his general qualification in 1992, Brenden has worked in Geelong, Wagga Wagga and in […]

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Sovereign Radiology: Facet joint injections

Facet Joint Injections are a CT guided interventional procedure used to treat chronic back pain. Facet joint injections can be performed in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spines. There is good evidence that intra-articular facet joint injections can provide both short and long term symptomatic relief from back pain. Click here for more information. […]

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Sovereign Radiology Introduces Shear Wave Elastography

Beyond being a marker of injury, liver fibrosis plays a direct role in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular dysfunction and portal hypertension. This process includes patients with NASH, NAFLD or Alcoholic Steatosis as well as chronic hepatitis B or C. Liver biopsy is the gold standard in diagnosing cirrhosis but is poorly suited for active monitoring due to […]

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Dr. Simon Ussher Interview – CT Calcium Scoring

On 3BA Ballarat Today Dr. Simon Ussher discusses the benefits of a CT Calcium Score test, which helps detect heart health. A CT Calcium Score is a good predictor of your likelihood in the next five years of having any cardiac problems relating to the arteries. Once a referral is obtained from your GP or Specialist, you can book in for the procedure which is quick, easy and non-invasive. […]

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Dr. Simon Ussher Interview – Pain Management

In this interview Dr. Simon Ussher explains two pain management procedures – platelet rich plasma injections and cortisone injections. Both procedures are suitable for patients, from young athletes to the elderly, who are experiencing pain. PRP injections take longer to work but concentrate on helping to heal the affected area, whereas cortisone injections are a powerful anti-inflammatory and focus on getting pain under control. […]

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