985-898-4505 | Scheduling: 985-871-5665
Inpatient care: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1202 S. Tyler St. | Covington, LA 70433
The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Radiology Department provides diagnostic/therapeutic testing in keeping with the high quality standards of the Imaging Services Department. Our experiences staff is committed to providing excellent service with comfort and convenience for the following services:
Our team performs a variety of X-ray exams and procedures, including fluoroscopic studies, surgical procedures and diagnostic X-rays. Some of the fluoroscopic procedures include arthrograms, where dye is injected in the joint space, and gastrointestinal studies, where dye is administered into the GI track and images, along with a multitude of procedures that can be done with the use of real-time fluoroscopic imaging.
Diagnostic radiology is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency and inpatient care.
Interventional radiologists use their expertise in viewing x-rays, ultrasounds and other medical images to guide small instruments through the skin to treat various conditions and obtain specimens for diagnostic testing. These procedures are much less invasive than surgery and often as an alternative.
CAT (CT) SCANS
Imaging procedures performed on a state-of-the-art American College of Radiology-accredited multi-slice CT scanner by ARRT registered technologist. CAT scans, also known as CT scans, are diagnostic scans that are safe and painless procedures that can usually be completed in 10 to 30 minutes. CT scans can be used to diagnose a variety of different issues including trauma, cardiac blockages, gastrointestinal issues or more detailed imaging of arthroscopic areas. Our trained staff uses their knowledge to provide the highest quality images with the lowest radiation dose possible.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging using ARRT registered technologist and ACR accredited magnetic field to perform a non-invasive procedure using the most advanced technology with modern day comfort to provide your physician with diagnostic information to determine your course of treatment.
MRI uses a strong magnetic field that produces cross sectional images of various body parts. Depending on what you doctor is looking for, it is possible to produce extremely detailed images with zero radiation dose. Our trained staff uses their knowledge to assure each patient is screened and performed in the safest manner possible.
An ultrasound is also known as sonography. This is a non-invasive method of seeing inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The sound waves are recorded to create an image of body tissues. Information obtained from these images can be used along with other data to make a diagnosis.
The Nuclear Medicine department of St. Tammany Parish Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and all of our technologistd are licensed by the state of Louisiana. The procedures often identify disease in early stages even before they are apparent on conventional imaging, such as CT and MRI. The amount of radiation found in the average nuclear medicine procedure is comparable to a diagnostic X-ray.
Many of the above-mentioned services also are available at: