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Nuclear Medicine Updates Via Zoom

COVID-19 and 2020 has taught us all a lot of new things. One of those being, education updates can always continue – just in a different format. Dr Reza Garzan – Nuclear Medicine Physician – recently did just that. Dr Garzan lead a Nuclear Medicine update for a group of General Practitioners and it was […]

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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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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We want to provide you with an update on our services during these challenging times.   Our clinics are an essential service for our community and will be remaining open.  Sovereign Radiology has implemented a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency response plan, and we are taking all the necessary precautions to protect against COVID-19, according to the latest […]

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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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