Radiology

   Radiology Equipment:   

Mammomat Novation DR

Symbia E SPECT system

SOMATOM Emotion CT

Magnetom Essenza MRI

AXIOM Iconos R200

AXIOM Multix M Digital X-ray

Prodigy BMD Scanner

Morehouse General Hospital Radiology offers a wide array of services including CT, MRI, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Bone densitometry, and digital x-ray. Services are provided using modern equipment.

No appointment is needed for routine x-rays. Specialized outpatient services such as CT, MRI, U/S, and Mammo should be scheduled Monday-Friday from 7am to 3pm. Many studies can be added on same day pending schedule availability and urgency of the exam. Almost all studies can be scheduled with 24-48 hours. Nuclear Medicine is scheduled Monday - Thursday.

Radiology reports are provided through Radiology Consultants of West Monroe and are most typically ready within 1 to 2 hours of the completion of the procedure and are faxed directly to the ordering physician. Urgent or emergent cases will get results sooner.

A Radiologist is in-house on Wednesday mornings for fluoroscopic exams, and certain other interventional procedures such as fine needle aspirations and biopsies.

Morehouse General Hospital radiology department is staffed 24/7 for emergency x-rays and CTs and ultrasound after hours by callout.

The department offers Nuclear medicine Monday through Thursday utilizing a dual head camera with SPECT imaging. Appointments are needed to allow delivery time for the isotope and to accommodate pre-authorization.

Digital mammograms are offered Monday through Friday utilizing a full field digital mammography unit and Computer Aided Detection. Mammograms should be scheduled in advance.

We offer MRI utilizing a 1.5 Tesla MRI magnet Monday through Friday 7a-3p. MRIs should be scheduled in advance as health providers require pre-authorization.

Outpatient CTs are scheduled Monday through Friday 7a-3p and may require pre-authorization. CT is available 24/7 for emergencies.

   Radiology Equipment:   

BV Endura Mobile C-arm

AMX-4+ Mobile X-ray

LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound

REGIUS CrReader

DRYSTAR AXYS Digital Imager

TotalLook MammoAdvantage

Radview X-Ray

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  Mammomat Novation DR

Although film mammograms are very effective, some research suggests that they may miss between 10% and 20% percent of breast cancers. The digital detector of MAMMOMAT NovationDR provides excellent image quality with minimal dose. This direct-to-digital technology yields superior image quality while the flat panel detector's rounded edges maximize patient comfort.

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  DRYSTAR AXYS Digital Imager

With DRYSTAR AXYS, our mammography department can produce the superior image quality required for diagnostic mammography images. This imager uses Direct Digital Imaging (DDI). This solid-state technology avoids the use of complex optical components, for an imager that is more reliable and durable by design. It is also ecological and user-friendly, requiring no wet processing, darkroom, complicated adjustments or cleaning procedures. Environmentally-harmful chemicals, waste handling and disposal costs are things of the past.

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  TotalLook MammoAdvantage

The TotalLook MammoAdvantage system converts prior mammography films to digital images for comparative review. It captures all of the detail without artifact, delivering high-resolution digitized images to meet the critical specifications required for conversion of prior mammography films. Its accurate image reproduction is based on high-definition CCD digitizing technology, ensuring precise detail and state-of-the-art performance.

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  REGIUS CrReader

Everyone sees the advantages of making the switch to digital medical images. Utilizing a unique dual bay design, the high speed reader of REGIUS Model 190 processes up to 90 plates per hour for maximum performance. This allows our radiology department to convert many non-digital x-rays to digital without having to reimage the patient. This tool is invaluable for producing diagnostic quality for mammography images, where recognition of subtle pathological changes is essential.

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  LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body. The LOGIQ E9 is a powerful and versatile imaging system that helps meet a wide variety of imaging needs. This system is designed to acquire images quickly and with less operator interaction, obtain image uniformity from the near to far field, achieve deep penetration even on large patients, and increase exam consistency.

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  AMX-4+ Mobile X-ray

In some cases it may be more beneficial to bring the equipment to the patient. The AMX-4+ packs high performance features into a package that's compact and maneuverable. With this system, there's no need to choose between patient comfort and quality of exam results. It delivers the same level of image quality normally achievable with stationary systems.

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  BV Endura Mobile C-arm

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient. The BV Endura helps you clearly visualize dynamic images in surgery. Optimally designed, the MobileView Station's ultra-compact size makes it easy to move around the tight confines of the OR. And its small footprint ensures it can be brought as close as possible to the operating table.

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  Symbia E SPECT system

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine scans are usually conducted by Radiographers. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out". Symbia SPECT helps ensure clarity through its HD detection system, featuring unique AUTOFORM collimators combined with advanced iterative reconstruction.

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  SOMATOM Emotion CT

X-ray computed tomography (x-ray CT) is a technology that uses computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images (virtual 'slices') of specific areas of the scanned object, allowing the user to see inside without cutting. With the smallest focal spot size in its class and fine detector collimation of 6 x 0.5 mm and 16 x 0.6 mm, the SOMATOM Emotion scanner provides the clarity and sharpness you require for accurate diagnoses.

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  Magnetom Essenza MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. MAGNETOM ESSENZA has the latest coil technology and it proves its clinical uses and relevance in Magnetic Resonance Imaging every day. It has a large number of clinical applications such as: Neurology, Orthopedics, Spine, Body, Cardiology, Angiography, and much more.

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  AXIOM Iconos R200

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient. AXIOM Iconos R200 enhances greatly the efficiency of your R/F examinations - and thus the quality of your patient care. As a highly flexible R/F solution for universal applications, this remote-controlled overtable fluoroscopy system is an ideal choice for hospitals.

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  AXIOM Multix M Digital X-ray

The AXIOM Multix M covers the full spectrum of general-purpose radiographic applications for both on table and of table examinations. Matching a wide applications range with easy handling qualities, the AXIOM Multix M has the potential for providing real time savings in any clinical setting.

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  Prodigy BMD Scanner

Bone mineral density(BMD) is related to bone strength. BMD testing is used to diagnose osteoporosis. BMD is measured with a test called a Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. By measuring BMD, doctors can predict the risk of having a bone fracture. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 10 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis and nearly 34 million more have osteopenia, which puts them at greater risk for osteoporosis. The Prodigy BMD Scanner delivers exceptional precision with low-dose radiation. You can depend on Prodigy to provide precise data on soft tissue and bone composition, including bone-mineral density (BMD), lean and fat tissue mass, and percentage of fat.

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  Radview X-Ray

Radiography is an imaging technique that uses electromagnetic radiation other than visible light, especially X-rays, to view the internal structure of the human body. To create the image, a heterogeneous beam of X-rays is produced by an X-ray generator and is projected toward the body. A certain amount of X-ray is absorbed by the body. The X-rays that pass through the body are captured by a detector. The detector can then provide a superimposed 2D representation of the internal structures.