Radiology

EJGH Imaging Technologies & Services

Radiological services are provided around the clock for every department in the hospital. Because EJGH has such a wide array of technology, our physicians and staff are able to provide incomparable care for our patients. Our leading edge diagnostic and procedural services include the following:

Learn More About Radiological Services Offered at EJGH

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    Siemens FLASH (256 Slice):
    East Jefferson General Hospital brings the latest in CT technology to you with the installation of the first dual energy/dual source CT scanner in Louisiana – the Siemens FLASH. This innovative CT combines two X-ray tubes and two separate detectors for unparalleled scan speed and simultaneously reduced radiation dose. Patient comfort is improved by shorter scan times, and, in many cases, the elimination of breath holds. In addition, because the entire heart can be imaged in less than half a heartbeat, sharper, more detailed images of the coronary arteries can be obtained, even in patients with arrhythmias and rapid heart rates.

    64-Slice Philips Brilliance and Siemens Sensation CT scanners:
    With our 64-Slice Philips Brilliance and Siemens Sensation CT scanners, East Jefferson General Hospital provides greater detail and more volume coverage in a single breath hold, resulting in the clearest possible images and less time on the table for patients. We are experts in advanced, 3D applications, including CT colonography, CT angiography, CT enterography, and complex surgical planning studies.

    This scanner offers state-of-the-art imaging of multiple areas including head, neck, chest, abdomen, lungs and pelvis with less radiation than that required by other competitive systems. It produces exquisite images of the vascular system while acquiring most of these studies in less than 15 seconds!

    PET/CT Fusion:
    The PET Fusion Center of East Jefferson General Hospital houses the most advanced HD Time-of-Flight PET/CT in Southeast Louisiana. Recognized as the most significant advance in medical imaging in the past three decades, PET/CT has become the standard for cancer imaging. This technology combines the functional information from an FDG PET Scan with the anatomical information from CT into a single scan. This combination of both technologies in a 3-D format allows for the precise localization of metabolic changes in a patient’s body.

    The results of PET/CT have been documented to change clinical management in numerous malignancies resulting in improved patient care. From evaluating nodules to staging lung, esophageal, colorectal, pancreatic, ovarian, head and neck, and breast cancers, as well as lymphoma and melanoma, the use of this technology continues to expand. Detecting early response to therapy with PET/CT enables treatment to be tailored to an individual patient, avoiding potentially ineffective and expensive drugs.

    PET/CT advantages include:

    • Most advanced technology
    • Proven accuracy in diagnosing, staging and monitoring response to therapies in many types of cancer
    • Improves effectiveness of radiation therapy
    • Provides biopsy guidance
    • Faster, more accurate and cost effective than separate PET and CT scans

    Services:

    • Routine Imaging of head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities
    • Virtual colonoscopy
    • Coronary CT angiography
    • Peripheral angiograms
    • Complex 3-D reconstructions
    • CT enterography
    • Kidney stone characterization with CT urography
    • Pre-op planning CT for joint replacement, breast reconstruction
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    Filmless Radiology:
    Our Philips computed radiography system ties into our digital imaging archival system. In terms of its own diagnostic imaging purposes, East Jefferson Imaging is filmless and does not have a dark room. The only film East Jefferson Imaging produces is for external use.

    Filmless Radiology For Referring Physicians: It’s our goal to move as many physicians as possible into this system where speed, safekeeping and 24/7 ready access to images are major advantages. East Jefferson Imaging’s state-of-the-art Philips iSite PACS system permits secure and easy distribution of images and reports to referring physicians on demand. This simple procedure can be learned within minutes and easily installed in the referring physician’s office.

    If you’re a referring physician, call East Jefferson Imaging to learn more about filmless on-demand imaging on the Web.

    Services:

    • CR
    • DR
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Dual energy CXR
    • Low-dose tomography
    • Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
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    GE Prodigy DexaScan:

    The Prodigy is a powerful tool for assessing and managing osteoporosis as well as body composition and overall total body health. The Prodigy allows for accurate assessments of the spine, femur and total body measurements.

    • Dual energy vertebral assessment (DVA)
    • DualFemur
    • Orthopedic
    • Advanced Hip Assessment (including Hip Axis Length, Cross-Sectional Moment of Inertia, and Color bone mapping)
    • Total body / body composition
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    • UroNav – MR/Ultrasound fusion biopsy center
    • Full array of services including abdominal, pelvic, OB, thyroid, breast, testicular and vascular ultrasound.
    • All vascular procedures are performed by registered vascular ultrasound technicians
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    • Full filed digital mammography
    • 3D Mammography
      East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to be among the first to introduce breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography to our region. This revolutionary technology allows for imaging of the breast from multiple angles. This can significantly increase the accuracy of mammography, especially for women who are premenopausal, women with dense breasts or those with increased risk factors.
    • Senographe Essential e Mammography
      The Senographe Essential e accommodates all breast shapes and sizes, including dense breasts, while providing a clear image and a high level of first time accuracy.

      • The latest platform for both current and future applications
      • Exclusive Rhodium track to increase contrast and visibility of lesions in dense or difficult breasts with optimized level of dose
      • GE’s exclusive Automatic Exposure Control measures and selects exposure parameters based on breast density measurements over the entire surface of the detector.
      • GE’s exclusive image algorithms, Premium View and Fine View, improves diagnostic image quality, contrast, sharpness and reading speed.
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    Philips Panorama 1.OT High Field Open MRI
    This high-field open MRI, located at the East Jefferson Imaging Center, provides a unique combination of open architecture and high-quality images. Roomy enough for large patients, this system helps put everyone at ease including elderly, claustrophobic, and pediatric patients.

    Advantages include:

    • Spacious, open design
    • Nearly 360 degree field of view
    • Higher quality images than typical open MRI units, resulting in more accurate diagnoses.

    Virtual Reality Goggle System
    Watch TV while you get your MRI! EJIC is the only facility in the metro New Orleans area that has the CinemaVision Virtual Reality Goggle System. Bring a DVD or catch up on your favorite shows while our state-of-the-art, High Field open MRI produces the best quality images technology can provide.

    Services:

    • Diagnostic MR of the brain, spine, chest, abdomen, breast, pelvis and extremities
    • MR angiography (MRA) including cerebral, carotid, peripheral and visceral
    • Advanced hi-definition images for staging of rectal, prostate, and cervical cancers
    • Advanced pelvic floor imaging
    • Cholangtiopancreatography (MRCP)
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    Services:

    • Angiography
    • Embolization of tumors and sources of bleeding
    • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
    • Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
    • AV graft declotting
    • Radio frequency (RF) ablation of tumors
    • Vascular access placements, including dialysis catheters
    • Percutaneous biopsies
    • Paracentesis and thoracentesis
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    Discovery NM 530c Nuclear Medicine Camera
    Discovery NM 530cEast Jefferson General Hospital is one of the first sites in the country to install the advanced GE Discovery NM 530c nuclear medicine camera. The higher sensitivity of this camera and the improved resolution allow more accurate imaging of the heart during cardiac stress tests, greatly reducing the false positive rate and often eliminating the need for additional testing. In addition, patients benefit from the shorter exam time and reduced radiation dose.

    Advantages include:

    • Ergonomically designed arm and leg supports reduce joint strain and enable more natural patient positioning
    • Up to a 4-fold increase in sensitivity and zero equipment motion for improved image quality
    • Flexibility to allow physicians to manage dose more effectively
      Scans as fast as three minutes
      Potential for 3-D dynamic acquisitions

    For questions or scheduling, call (504) 883-6900.

    Services:

    • Cardiac studies
    • Lymphoscintigraphy
    • Parathyroid studies
    • Prostate cancer studies
    • Bone scans
    • Advanced oncologic, pulmonary, GI scans
    • SPECT imaging
    • Thyroid scans
    • Renal scans
    • Thyroid cancer studies
    • Therapeutic nuclear medicine