Diagnostic X-Ray Services at North Oaks
Advanced Imaging & Diagnostic Services
Diagnostic radiology is the branch of medicine best known for taking and
reading X-rays, and is the nucleus of almost every doctor’s diagnosis.
Being able to detect disease sooner and pinpoint its location more accurately
is a huge factor in stopping disease in its tracks. Because of the evolution
of X-rays and the field of diagnostic radiology, medicine is being changed
on a daily basis.
Fluoroscopy X-ray is “real-time” imaging used by medical professionals
to visualize internal organs while they are in motion. Sometimes a contrast
material is used in conjunction with fluoroscopy to help medical experts
see how the substance is moving through the body. These images are captured
on a video screen and help doctors detect conditions such as colon cancer,
reflux, ulcers and causes of abdominal pain.
Common procedures performed include:
- Gastrointestinal studies of the upper and lower GI tract
- Myelography, or the study of the spinal canal for disc herniations
- Swallowing evaluations of stroke patients
- Skeletal films
- Trauma radiography
- Contrast evaluations of kidney functions
Results are given to your doctor generally within 48 hours of your visit.
Studies are read by a board-certified radiologist with North Oaks Imaging
Associates. Your results are available to your doctor in a CD format upon request.
To schedule an appointment, call North Oaks Patient Scheduling between
7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Our Hammond number is (985) 230-7777 and our Livingston
number is (225) 686-4899.
Diagnostic radiology services are provided at the following locations:
North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
North Oaks Diagnostic Center
15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex
17199 Spring Ranch Road
Livingston, LA 70754