State-of-the-Art Technology, Compassionate Care.
When you need imaging services, Opelousas General Health System is here to provide you with the latest technology, convenient locations and a warm, friendly environment.
As a full-service radiology department, highly trained physicians and technicians provide comprehensive services using advanced, all-digital equipment, including:
- 3 R/F suites
- Digital radiographic room
- Digital radiographic room in the emergency room
- Nuclear medicine camera
- Digital mammography unit
- Digital stereotactic mammography unit
- 4 Ultrasound units
- 3T MRI unit
- 16-slice CT unit
- 4-slice CT unit
- 2 cystoscopy suites
- 3 portable radiographic units
- 4 mobile C-arm units
- Bone density unit
- R/F suite
- Radiographic unit in ER
- Ultrasound unit
- Nuclear medicine Camera
- 64-slice CT
- Portable radiographic unit
- PET/ CT scanner
Combining technology and expertise, we provide a wide range of important diagnostic procedures including:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Opelousas is the only hospital within a 45-mile radius to offer 3T MRI, providing a non-invasive approach resulting in exceptional imaging clarity, shorter scan times and more accurate data. Types of MRI's performed include:
•MR Aortagram: MR Aortagram is performed within 25-second breath hold technique, after injection of Gadolinium. This technique is rapidly replacing older invasive Angiograms, which require an overnight stay by the patient.
•Brain MRI: Extremely high-resolution images of the brain are performed along with contrast injection, and are completed in approximately 30 minutes.
•MR Myelography: MR Myelography is created using advanced MR Technology without the injection of dye. Opelousas General Hospital remains a pioneer in this field in the state of Louisiana.
Computed Tomography (CT) We offer three CT units-64/16/4-slice technology, which combine special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Ultrasound imaging-also called sonography-is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves to produce high quality images of various organ symptoms such as the heart, blood vessels, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen & uterus. Ultrasound is also used for interventional procedures to help guide the radiologist during biopsies and various other procedures.
Positron Emission Tomography
Computed tomography (PET/CT) - a type of nuclear medicine imaging, the combined PET/CT scans provide images that pinpoint the location of abnormal metabolic activity within the body.
Nuclear Medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. The amount of radiation in a typical nuclear imaging procedure is comparable with that received during a diagnostic x-ray, and the amount received in a typical treatment procedure is kept within safe limits.
Mammography is a unique type of X-ray for the breast, which allows your physician to see a tumor before it can be felt. The procedure is quick, and can be life-saving.
•Stereotactic mammography: Produces three-dimensional images of the breast.
Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women's Health
Opelousas General Health System has created a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility, the Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women's Health conveniently located on the main campus and designed to meet every woman's diagnostic and imaging needs. Here, in our expansive women's suites we offer:
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Bone Density
- Breast Ultrasound