Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging is like no other facility in the area with comparable equipment under one roof. Our goal for patients is to provide a comfortable and pleasant exam. Our goal for physicians is to provide highly detailed images that help support their diagnoses.
Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging offers a wide array of radiology and imaging services including PET/CT, 64-slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, general X-rays and lab work.
Why Choose Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging?
Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging has received accreditation on its CT scanner by the American College of Radiology (ACR), demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the quality and safety of the CT exams performed. ACR accreditation promotes overall quality in the practice of CT scanning. The program evaluates the qualifications of personnel, equipment performance, quality of clinical images, appropriateness of scan parameters/technique, scan performance characteristics and radiation dose estimates.
The ACR program is directed by radiologists and medical physicists who have specific expertise in CT scanning and can best address the details of the procedure. ACR’s accreditation has the most robust radiation safety standards, and receiving accreditation from them demonstrates that Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging has paid attention to the fundamental details.
Need a CD of your imaging performed at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center?
Call ahead to 337-289-7970 and request a copy before your visit. You will need to provide your name, date of birth and the doctor you are going to see. The patient is the only individual allowed to pick up the CD. Please bring a picture ID with you.
Schedule and Appointment
If you or your physician needs to schedule an appointment, please call 337-289-8000. Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Imaging, a department of Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, is like no other facility in this area with comparable equipment under one roof. Our services include:
Computed Tomography (CT): A CT uses X-rays to capture extremely detailed cross-sectional images of your body, called slices. The image slices allow physicians to view internal organs, tissue, bones and blood vessels at various angles. In fact, the technology is so innovative that it can perform CT angiography – a non-invasive scan that visualizes blood flow in the arteries and veins.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Lafayette General Imaging uses a Siemens MAGNETOM Espree™ short-bore MRI, providing the most patient-friendly, yet powerful open design available today. Using a huge magnet and radio waves, the MRI scan creates a high-resolution image of body tissues. The open design eliminates the uncomfortable, closed-in “tunnel” of the past, yet facilitates
a higher strength magnet than traditional open MRI’s resulting in superior image quality.
Ultrasound imaging: Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images within the body. The Siemens Antares ultrasound unit records and displays the reflected sound wave echoes as images in real time. This imaging system is especially effective at showing the movement of internal tissues and organs, such as the gallbladder, liver, pancreas and kidneys, as well as the flow of blood through the arteries and heart valves.
Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT): The PET/CT combines the imaging capabilities of PET and CT equipment in a single non-invasive procedure. A PET scan detects changes in the chemical functioning of cells in internal organs and living tissue, diagnosing the presence of disease at the molecular level. The CT will pin point an exact location with fine structural detail of the anatomy. For the PET, you will most likely drink or be injected with a drug that contains a dose of radiation to trace the path of the disease. The PET/CT at Lafayette General Imaging is a Siemens Biograph™ 16, providing exceptional image quality and complete information regarding the exact location, size, nature and extent of disease, anywhere in the body.