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Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women's Health

Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women's Health

Achieving New Standards in Diagnostic Services...

Opelousas General Health System has created a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility, conveniently located on the main campus that is designed to meet every woman's diagnostic and imaging needs. The Posner Center is staffed by highly trained patient-focused technologists, working under the direct supervision of OGHS Board Certified Radiologists.

Cutting-edge equipment produces high resolution radiology films with precision detailing and color graphics. Sophisticated information technology expedites processing and delivery of test results to referring physicians typically within 24 hours, either by hard copy or online.


Stereotactic Breast Biopsy...Now Available At Opelousas General

While lumps or abnormalities are often detected by physical examination, mammography or other imaging studies, it's not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. The Posner Center offers the most sophisticated minimally invasive technology available for determining if you are at risk for breast cancer.

A special digital mammography unit is used to perform a stereotactic breast biopsy. Stereotactic mammography pinpoints the exact location of a breast mass by using a computer and e-rays taken from two different angles, the radiologist then inserts a needle through the skin, advancing it into the lesion and removes the tissue samples. Patients experience little or no discomfort during the procedure. An OGHS pathologist then examines the removed specimen and makes a final diagnosis.


  • Less invasive than surgical biopsy.
  • A way to evaluate tiny masses not visible on ultrasound.
  • Performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Results are as accurate as surgically removed tissue.
  • Brief recovery time.


A Comprehensive Suite of Highly Specialized Medical Diagnostic Services Are Available in One State-of-the-Art Facility

Diagnostic Services Available:

  • Ultra Sound
  • Mammography
  • Bone Density
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

The Posner Center Advantages:

  • Located on the first floor of the Women's Health Center (OGHS Main Campus) with parking right in front or in our covered Parking Garage.
  • Register immediately upon entering the Center.
  • Results available within 24 hours.
  • OGHS onsite radiologists available for consultation at all times.
  • Comfortable, restful atmosphere while waiting for scheduled appointment.


Serving Acadiana Women with Exceptional Quality in Clinical Services, Images and Diagnosis

Our reputation is built on excellent patient care and responsive quality service. Technologically advanced equipment provides crisp, clear, fast images which aid our team in providing you and your physician with the best possible results. This commitment to quality allows earlier detection of disease for more efficient treatment options.


The Right Procedure at the Right Time for Today's Active Woman

The Gerald E. Posner Center for Women's Health is private, convenient and quick...staffed with compassionate individuals who will help you and your physician determine if you are at risk for life threatening diseases.