NeuroMedical Center Clinic Imaging Center Services
If you are experiencing pain or symptoms that could indicate an illness or condition affecting your head, neck, brain, spine, or central nervous system, a physician may refer you to The NeuroMedical Center for an imaging exam. Both The NeuroMedical Center Clinic and The Spine Hospital of Louisiana continue to remain on the forefront of diagnostic imaging technology and offer a comprehensive range of imaging services using some of the most advanced technology currently available.
Operated by highly specialized neuroradiologists and certified radiologic technologists, testing in available for patients being treated at The NeuroMedical Center, as well as anyone who needs diagnostic imaging as requested by their physician.
The NeuroMedical Center’s superior MRI capabilities allows our center to perform over 9,000 MRI scans annually. We are home to one of Louisiana’s only 3T MRI scanners. This sophisticated technology generates a magnetic field that is twice the strength of most 1.5 Tesla machines and up to 10 to 15 times the strength of low field or open MRI scanners. Our 3T system yields exceptional anatomic detail, allowing our neuroradiologists to precisely image structures in the head, neck, brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system for conditions including:
- Back/Neck Pain
- Back/Neck Injury
- Brain/Spinal Tumors
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Causes of Headaches
Patients also benefit from a more spacious design that not only increases comfort, but also helps relieve the anxiety some patients may feel towards confined spaces.
The NeuroMedical Center is home to the nation's very first Toshiba Ultimax-i™ FPD multipurpose x-ray system. Considered the gold standard in imaging technology, the Ultimax-i™ FPD system allows our physicians access to highly detailed images of your anatomy to assess injury (fractures or dislocations) or disease (bone degeneration, tumors), while improving patient comfort and allowing for the lowest possible levels of radiation.
Physicians at The NeuroMedical Center rely on the Toshiba Ultimax-i™ FPD multipurpose x-ray system and its outstanding image quality to more precisely guide numerous imaging procedures including:
- Lumbar Punctures
Dr. Patel of the Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center Discusses
The NeuroMedical Center offers a state-of-the-art spiral CT (Computed Tomography) accredited by the American College of Radiology. This technology allows our physicians to review extremely detailed examinations of the entire body. It is most commonly used to detect or rule out, neurological injury or disease of the brain and spine and helps our neurological specialists perform a wide range of tasks including:
- Diagnosing a stroke and pinpointing the location of the blood clot/aneurysm that caused it
- Detecting head injury (concussions)
- Assessing the size and location of a brain tumor
- Assessing advancement of neurological disorders like MS and Parkinson’s disease
The NeuroMedical Center offers priority scheduling for all patients referred to our Imaging Center. Because we understand that waiting for test results can be stressful, our in-house neuroradiologists make it a priority to read your scans and provide a detailed report to your physician as quickly as possible. For your convenience, The NeuroMedical Center’s Imaging Center offers extended evening hours and Saturday appointments.
When you see the ACR gold seal on display at our facility you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. Our facility and our personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.