Safer, Faster, Better Technology
Fast, accurate diagnosis is the key to treating any medical problem. The
Imaging Center of Thibodaux Regional has taken the lead in bringing the
latest diagnostic and treatment technology to our area.
MR with Caring Suite
Thibodaux Regional's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has the most
powerful magnetic force of the MRI machines available today. The MR technology
produces clear, high-quality images to help your doctor provide fast,
accurate diagnoses in even the most complex cases. The MR units are roomier
and quieter and enables fast, comprehensive exams. The Caring Suit provides
patients with a choice of music, lighting, and visuals on the ceiling
that can be personalized to create a more comfortable and relaxing environment
which helps those who may be claustrophobic.
Safer CT Imaging Technology
Thibodaux Regional has acquired new CT technology for our Imaging Center
that reduces radiation exposure up to 40% without compromising image quality.
This is important for every patient, especially those needing multiple
tests as well as pediatric patients. The 64-slice state-of-the-art CT
Scanner is fast and accurate, allowing doctors to diagnose disease and
life-threatening illnesses, including but not limited to cardiovascular
disease, chest pain, and stroke faster and more effectively than ever
before. Images of a beating heart can be obtained in five heartbeats,
an organ in one second, and whole body trauma in ten seconds, more than
twice as fast as conventional multi-slice CT scanners.
Battling Breast Cancer with Digital Mammography
The Senographe 2000D digital mammography system has significantly impacted
the way breast cancer is diagnosed. The Senographe 2000D, the most advanced
technology on the market for detecting suspicious breast lesions, is further
enhanced by a special feature called computer-aided detection (CAD). CAD
works as a second pair of eyes for the radiologist, noting even the slightest
point of abnormality the human eye may not detect. Thanks to the addition
of these digital mammography units, women are benefiting from increased
diagnostic accuracy, faster diagnoses, reduced anxiety and better detection
of cancers in the earliest stages.
A Combo to Count On - Low-Dose PET/CT
Another advancement in cancer care at the Thibodaux Regional Imaging Center
is the GE Discovery 690 PET/CT scanner. The scanner combines the advanced
technology of both low-dose positron emission tomography (PET) and 64-slice
computed tomography (CT) scans. PET scans are used to capture images of
cells that interact with special radioactive material to identify cancerous
clusters, while CT scans are special types of X-rays that produce detailed
photos of internal structures such as the heart, lungs, brain, blood vessels
Integrating these forms of imaging allows both tests to be performed simultaneously,
saving the patient and physician time. It also produces the two images
perfectly fused, which aids physicians who formerly had to look at and
compare separate scans. PET/CT is beneficial in staging, re-staging and
treatment planning for cancer patients.
The New Millennium of Nuclear Imaging
The Millennium MG/MC nuclear imaging system is just a part of the comprehensive
nuclear imaging techniques provided at Thibodaux Regional. This vast state-of-the-art
technology allows physicians to more accurately diagnose conditions from
cancers to heart disease to vascular problems. The versatility and speed
of our technology provide you with fast scan times to get you on your
way to prompt treatment.
Thanks to the digital mobile C-arm and mobile radio-graphic imaging system
at the Thibodaux Regional Imaging Center, physicians can obtain high-resolution
imaging from virtually any location within the hospital. This advanced
unit can be transported from operating rooms to emergency rooms to obtain
fast digital images of the finest quality, sparing patients any discomfort
associated with moving to other areas of the hospital and saving vital
time in the face of medical emergencies.
Further enhancing the state-of-the-art technology available to you at Thibodaux
Regional is the picture archive communications system (PACS). The NovaPACS
system is a comprehensive link for all the imaging modalities. PACS stores
the pictures taken by the imaging modalities as digital files and makes
them easily accessible to physicians throughout the hospital as well as
their home and office computers through a secure network. PACS technology
eliminates the need for images printed on films to be transported to physicians’
offices. It also makes the process of diagnosis and treatment faster and
For more information about our imaging technology, please call the Diagnostic
Imaging Center of Thibodaux Regional at (985) 493-4756.