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West Feliciana Hospital offers state-of-the-art imaging services that include radiology, CT, MRI and Ultrasound. We provide one-stop, full imaging services for the West Feliciana Parish community, performed by our skilled and compassionate professionals. We also partner with Woman's Hospital to provide you with mammography services at our site. West Feliciana Hospital can offer you high-quality imaging and the absolute quickest results.
We utilize Medweb technology to provide you and your physician immediate electronic access to the images. Digital images from your study can also be copied to a CD, giving your doctor a permanent record that can be accessed easily and quickly. However, at your physician's request, we can still print your x-ray on film. Either way, your privacy is assured.
To schedule an appointment for any of our outpatient services please call (225) 635-2443.
imaging facility images wisely and thereby provides the
- All imaging professionals have taken the Pledge for
- All radiologists and technologists performing exams
using ionizing radiation have an understanding of the radiation
exposure so they may advise patients, families and other caregivers on
the benefits and potential risks of the study.
- Radiation doses are optimized to levels assuring that
only the necessary amounts of radiation are used to produce images
tailored to patient size and the diagnostic task.
- We review and incorporate as appropriate
currently available recommendations for imaging techniques and protocols
using American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American
College of Radiology (ACR) and vendor recommendations.
- Whenever possible, dose reduction methodologies (e.g.,
automatic exposure control, vendor supplied programs, attention to
multiphase appropriateness, shielding, etc.) are employed to minimize
- We attempt to prevent duplication of exams by
providing the capacity to load outside exams into our Picture Archiving
- Our radiology practice is consultative in nature and provides
ongoing education to referring practitioners on the benefits and potential
risks of imaging with ionizing radiation.
- We manually or electronically monitor dose indices
for common examinations, compare these indices with established benchmarks
(Diagnostic Reference Levels), and evaluate outliers on a timely basis to
prevent unnecessary exposure to patients or images with insufficient
- Our imaging facility participates in a dose index
registry (local, regional or national) that includes routine
evaluation of examination performance and dose indices.
- Our imaging facility has earned accreditation
from an organization that directly evaluates the following
- Radiation dose indices
and compliance with accreditation pass/fail thresholds
- Clinical image quality
(peer-reviewed by an external, qualified interpreting physician)
- Phantom image quality
(peer-reviewed by an external, qualified medical physicist)
(qualifications set by the accrediting organization)