Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology

 

The Diagnostic Imaging Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and provides a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic studies/procedures on patients of all ages (pediatric, infant, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) under the direction of Radiologists. All procedures are performed according to the guidelines set forth by the American College of Radiology and the standards of practice set forth by the department medical advisor.

The Diagnostic Imaging Department is located on the first floor adjacent to the Emergency Room, and is staffed with Board Certified Radiologists, Registered Licensed Radiologic Technologists, Registered Licensed CT Technologists, Registered Licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Registered Licensed Mammography Technologists, Certified Ultrasonographers by ARDMS, and Clerical personnel.

General Radiography to include Fluoroscopy

New General Electric Precision 500D Digital Radiographic & Fluoroscopic System:

The Fluoroscopic system is used for Upper & Lower GI exams, Myelography and Arthrography. This modality provides the Radiologist the ability to view the body part of interest in real time and depending on the exam, the body part in motion assisting in diagnoses. The Radiographic digital system is used to take X-rays of the human body in one dimension. With digital imaging the X-rays are emitted through the anatomical area of interest to the digital receptor, processing of the images is accomplished using computer software and specific algorithms for each body part. Viewing of the processed image is within 60 seconds.

Computerized Tomography

Our Brightspeed-16 CT scanner provides highly detailed images of the human body complimenting the quality of diagnostic services that we offer. This scanner provides us with vastly improved image quality with an entry into new applications such as CT angiography and CT three dimensional imaging.

Patient Benefits:

  • Automated dose reduction features.
  • Breathing lights help patients remain motionless during scans.
  • Less time needed for breath-holds, resulting in less stress to the patient.
  • Greater flexibility (e.g., obtains thinner or thicker slices without rescanning the patient).
  • Full CT Angiography coverage.
  • Better cross sectional displays and 3D images.
  • Fast, accurate scan times mean faster patient exams.
  • Scans as fast as 0.5 seconds. Higher-speed scanning means clearer, sharper images with fewer artifacts caused by patient movement.
  • Doctors are able to view multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds.
  • Exceptionally high-detailed total body images enable doctors to more accurately diagnose patients than ever before.

For an appointment, please phone 337-898-6519.

Nuclear Medicine

Planar Imaging

  • Whole Body Bone Scan
  • Ventilation & Perfusion Lung Scan
  • HIDA Scan – Liver and Gallbladder Imaging
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Liver and Spleen Imaging
  • Tumor Imaging
  • Thyroid Uptakes
  • MUGA Scan
  • SPECT Cardiac Perfusion Studies (MPI) – Exercise Stress and Medication Stress (Lexiscan). Click here for more information.
Ultrasound

Abdominal Imaging, including, but not limited to:

  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Kidney
  • OB/GYN
  • Breast
  • Thyroid

Vascular:

  • Arterial / Venous Doppler Imaging
Digital Mammography

Full field Digital Mammography is now the gold standard for breast imaging. This new technology increases image quality, assists in decreasing radiation dose and improves the early detection of cancer up to 30% in females with increased fibrous tissue. The Mammography unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

For more information on Mammograms, please click here.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Our 1.5 Tesla system offers whole body imaging to include Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). This unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Trophon EFR

The Trophon is an environmentally safe system providing high level disinfection of the probe shaft and handle providing consistent quality assurance. The in-process chemical indicator and a unique quality sensor validates each disinfection cycle is completed. The disinfection cycle takes place within seven minutes in a fully automated closed system preventing staff and patients from exposure to toxic, harmful chemicals. Small quantities of water and oxygen are generated as by products. There are three units placed in the ultrasound exam rooms that perform OB procedures.

Other Services
  • Biopsies & Drainage Procedures
  • DXA Bone Densitometry
  • Portable X-Ray

Radiologist Team

Our focus is YOU, and our goal is to deliver excellence in diagnostic imaging care.

Acadiana Radiology Group is a Lafayette based group practice that provides professional radiology services to nine healthcare facilities in the Acadiana area. Its members maintain specialized training and experience in adult and pediatric diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, neuroradiology and mammography.

 

Radiologists

Dr. Doug Acomb

Dr. Paul Billeaud

 

Dr. Patrick Boyle

 

Dr. Kyle Degeyter

Dr. Blaine Hoppe

 

Dr. Mark T. Stephan

 

Dr. Joan Wojak

Medical Director at
Abbeville General