The Imaging Department at Jackson Parish Hospital provides an array of medical imaging technologies close to home, so our patients get quality care without leaving the community. We use the most advanced radiology and diagnostic technology. The Imaging staff at Jackson Parish Hospital are all Louisiana Licensed Technologist and registered with the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist).
Board Certified Radiologist is available 24/7.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Is a non-radiation exam that uses a large magnet and radio waves. MRI is used to show detail of soft tissues, organs and bones. MRI is used to detect stroke, tumors, and nervous system disorders. MRI is used to detect bone, spine, muscle, and ligament disorders.
Diagnostic Imaging (X-Ray)
Jackson Parish Hospital offers Digital Radiography, computerized radiology offers significant diagnostic quality advantages over conventional film methods. DR images appear instantly for the Radiologist for a faster turnaround time and diagnosis. Digital Radiography sends images to our PACS system where exam is readily available to be put on CD for transfer with critical patient, or easily access for patient record transfer. Diagnostic imaging uses electromagnetic energy to produce images of bones and internal tissue.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Jackson Parish Hospitals 32-slice CT scanner is capable of cross-scanning all parts of the body. It exposes you to less radiation and is useful for visualizing soft tissue and organs in the body. With the advance scanning capability more advanced imaging studies such as CTA exams looking for Stenosis, PE (pulmonary embolism) Aortic disease. CT is used to detect tumor size and location, locating blood clots, and vessel abnormalities, stroke.
Uses sound waves instead of radiation to produce an image. Ultrasound produces images of soft tissues and organs of the body .Ultrasound can detect abnormalities of the organs in the body, blood clots, and vessel abnormalities.
Digital Mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce images displayed on high-resolution computer monitors, allowing Radiologist to view the images within seconds. Unlike film mammography digital mammography allows manipulation by the Radiologist to zoom in on specific areas to help detect small masses, calcifications and other changes that may be sign of early cancers. Manipulating images is the main benefit of digital mammography.
JPH is an ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited Mammography facility.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Our facility voluntarily went through a testing process to ensure that we meet national standards.
- Our staff is highly qualified through education and certifications to perform your mammogram.
- Our equipment has passed rigorous testing to assure quality assurance of images.
When a facility is ACR accredited you know your mammogram will be performed at the highest level of quality care.
DEXA – Bone Density
Is a test used to measure bone density, if detected early loss of bone mass can be treated to prevent bone breakage and further loss of bone mass. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends women over 65 get a DEXA scan every two years.
Scheduling & Questions
For imaging scheduling: available to schedule patients from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. You may contact scheduling at (318) 259-0008 or (318) 395-4101
To contact the Radiology Department with any exam questions you may have please call (318) 395-4121