Keeping Care Close to Home
Julian Knott | Director of Imaging
Good News! You do not have to drive all over Acadiana for imaging and lab
services. St. Martin Hospital (SMH) offers the latest diagnostic imaging technology and laboratory tests, close to home. From MRI’s and x-rays to walk-in laboratory, we provide the services you need. At SMH you will receive compassionate care from our physicians, technologists and staff. Our services include: MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound (General and Vascular), Bone Density (DEXA), General Radiology (X-Ray) and Fluoroscopy.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed images of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures.
Computed tomography (CT) uses special x-ray equipment to create detailed images, or scans, of areas inside the body. Each image created during a CT procedure shows the organs, bones and other tissues of the body.
Ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to produce medical images. It aids the physician in evaluating the structure of internal organs and can map blood flow through the vessels.
Digital Mammography uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, commonly called a mammogram, is used to aid in Keeping Care Close To Home To make an appointment, please call our scheduling personnel at 337-507-1209. Walk-ins are welcomed for x-rays, with a doctor’s order. the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
Nuclear medicine procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions.
(DEXA) DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) or QCT is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. It is a noninvasive medical test that assists physicians with a diagnosis and treats medical conditions such as osteoporosis.
At St. Martin Hospital, the imaging team will guide you through your diagnostic testing while providing you with personalized care. To keep our patients top of mind we offer same or next day appointment scheduling, dedicated insurance specialists and a full suite of imaging services at one location.