As Thibodaux Regional’s new Wellness Center gets closer to opening
its doors, the buzz around its state-of-the-art Imaging Center is growing louder.
The Imaging Center will feature some of the latest technology available,
which equates to faster and safer results for patients without sacrificing quality.
“Accurate scans and tests are a crucial part of staying healthy,”
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center CEO Greg Stock said. “Imaging
technology has improved dramatically lately. They’re very sophisticated
now. We say ‘Better, quicker, safer.’ Better means enhanced
quality for more accurate diagnosis. These machines are also safer because
there is less radiation. The experience will be a very good one for people.”
The Computed Tomography (CT) technology inside the Imaging Center actually
reduces the patient’s exposure to radiation up to 40%, but thanks
to the science behind this technology, the quality of the image is not
compromised. The technology also does its work quickly, more than twice
as fast as conventional scanners.
Female patients in need of scans such as mammograms will also be treated
to a level of privacy that is unrivaled in this region.
“We designed the Imaging Center to provide a separate entrance and
waiting area for women,” Stock said. “All of the things done
there begin with a commitment to protect the patient’s privacy,
respect their wishes and bolster to their comfort level.”
Women can also take comfort in the fact the Imaging Center is equipped
with the latest and most powerful technology available to detect and fight
breast cancer. The Senographe 2000D Digital Mammography System will detect
suspicious lesions in the breast area, and the Computer Aided Detection
feature (CAD) will act as a second pair of eyes for the radiologist, identifying
even the tiniest abnormality.
The MRI Caring Suite is also a keynote feature inside the new Imaging
Center. This facility combines a serene atmosphere with the peace of mind
that patients are receiving the best care available.
“When you have an MRI, traditionally there’s a ping-ing sound
that goes along with the test as the scan is run,” Stock said. “That
sound has been deafened significantly. The area that a patient lies in
is now much larger to make it a more comfortable experience and the environment
itself is first class. Patients can choose what music they’d like
to listen to or what they’d like to view while they’re inside
the MRI. The aesthetics of the room are more like what you’ll find
in a calming spa instead of a cold, hospital-like feel that can build
Thibodaux Regional is investing in two leading-edge MRIs for the new Imaging Center.
“We are a hospital that has performed at the very top for a long
time in terms of patient experience,” Stock said. “We try
hard to listen to what our patients are saying to us. We try to view the
world through their eyes, and then make changes for them.”
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