Digital Mammography

Screening and diagnostic mammography, or mammogram, is an x-ray exam of the breast. Most mammography is done as a baseline or screening exam. This exam is useful in diagnosis of breast disease and in detection of cancer. Most breast disease is not malignant or cancerous. If cancer is present, finding it early improves your chances of being treated successfully. If … Read More

Upper GI

Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography, also called an upper GI, is an x-ray examination of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine (also known as the duodenum). Images are produced using a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and an orally ingested contrast material such as barium. Fluoroscopy makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. When … Read More

Barium Enema

A barium enema involves filling the large intestine with diluted barium liquid while x-ray images are being taken. Barium enemas are used to diagnose disorders of the large intestine, colon and rectum, such as colonic tumors, polyps, diverticula and unexplained weight loss or anemia. GI examination to detect: The procedure is frequently performed to help diagnose symptoms such as:

Prostate 3T (with CAD)

Prostate MRI is a noninvasive imaging technique that does not require exposure to ionizing radiation. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Do you know your options? To learn more about options men have regarding the diagnosis of prostate cancer, click here for the DIS Prostate 3T MRI patient brochure. We use our 3 … Read More

Enterography

CT and MR enterography are noninvasive imaging techniques that provide doctors with detailed information about the intestines and surrounding soft tissues. MRI is the preferred method of imaging the intestine. However, for those individual who cannot undergo an MRI, a CT scan provides the best alternative for the study. These exams have proven far more effective than traditional barium studies … Read More

Angiography

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is one of the newer innovations in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Whereas MRI is used to image various parts of the body-bones and joints, soft tissues, muscles, internal organs, and blood vessels, MRA is specifically intended to show the arteries and veins. MRA enables radiologists to evaluate both healthy and diseased vessels in … Read More

Non-Contrast Angiography

Diagnostic Imaging Services became the recipient of an exclusive upgrade to our Hitachi Oasis 1.2T High Field Open MRI in Metairie. No other MRI of our kind in the state of Louisiana received this major improvement. Image quality that was superior before is even more stellar, due to the addition of new data packages and MRI scanning sequences. The biggest … Read More

NeuroQuant Volumetric MRI

Diagnostic Imaging Services now offers NeuroQuant® for fast, accurate and proven automated brain image analysis as part of a routine brain MRI. NeuroQuant segments and measures volumes of the hippocampus, ventricles and other brain structures and compares the volumes to norms, based on the patient’s age, gender and intracranial volume. This information helps providers assess neurological conditions and neurodegenerative diseases such … Read More

High Field Open MRI

For people who are claustrophobic, they will find DIS very helpful in allowing them to complete an MRI exam. If you have concerns regarding claustrophobia, please alert our call center associate when making your appointment and we will be happy to schedule your exam on one of our High Field Open Non Claustrophobic MRI systems – THE ONLY SYSTEMS OF … Read More

3T MRI

When researching MRI magnets, keep in mind the signal strength needed in order to get the highest quality MRI exam. A 3T MRI delivers twice the field strength of traditional 1.5T MRI scanners, providing greater detail in both structure and function. 3 Tesla MRI, or 3T MRI, is currently the gold standard in many areas of medical imaging, including oncologic, … Read More

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) i.e. a CT scan with a low dose of radiation, to find lung nodules, some of which may be cancer. People who take part in screening can lower their chances of dying from lung cancer. Screening means testing for a disease when there are no symptoms or history of that disease. Doctors recommend … Read More

CT Angiography

Computerized tomographic angiography, also called CT angiography or CTA, is a test that combines the technology of a conventional CT scan with that of traditional angiography to create detailed images of the blood vessels in the body. In a CT scan, x rays and computers create images that show cross-sections, or slices, of your body. Angiography involves the injection of … Read More

X-Ray

An x-ray (radiograph) is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. A bone x-ray makes images of … Read More

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.  Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. In many centers, nuclear medicine images can be superimposed with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to … Read More

Specialty Studies

Women’s Imaging Portfolio

Diagnostic Imaging Services is proud to offer comprehensive breast imaging and diagnostic services provided by radiologists that are board certified and specially trained in areas such as breast imaging, body imaging and gynecological health. DIS is a leader providing exams pertinent to women’s health, doing them as an independently-owned provider and offering relaxed, comfortable outpatient environments. We treat every woman … Read More

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic radiology that is done with special equipment that enables the radiologist to visualize the organ or area of concern in real time and motion, most times with the aid of a contrast agent. This contrast agent allows the image to be viewed clearly on a television monitor. Contrast agents (sometimes called “contrast media”) may … Read More

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MRI

MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, allows the radiologist to “see” soft tissue, such as muscles, fat and internal organs without the use of x-rays. Besides being a totally painless exam, Magnetic Resonance Imaging has no known side effects. MRI is most commonly performed to evaluate the head, spine and joints, although there are other numerous applications. Diagnostic Imaging Services is … Read More

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