Diagnostic Imaging

Using advanced imaging technology, the Radiologists with Winn Parish Medical Center and our imaging technologists can help diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions. Our advanced technology includes:

Our services:

  • Advanced technology includes:
  • CT and CT Angiography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Digital Radiology
  • Ultrasound and Vascular Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Stress Lab
  • Echocardiography
  • Low Dose Lung Cancer Screenings


WPMC is updating all equipment with the latest technology.

Baton Rouge Radiology Group is WPMC’s choice for accurate diagnostic imaging and prompt reporting of results to our patients. BRRG comprises more than 20 subspecialty trained radiologists, supported by an experienced team of highly trained registered technologists and administrative personnel.

Contact: Amber Callender, Radiology Director • (318) 648-3010.

What is a CT Scan?

A CT or CAT (computed tomography) scan combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible. Winn Parish Medical Center utilizes advanced 64-slice CT technology that can capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in one second, and perform a whole body scan in 10 seconds. This technology results in less radiation exposure for patients, and can be used to examine a wider range of conditions – everything from exams of the heart, spine, lungs and colon, to advanced techniques such as angiography.

What is an MRA?

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a test that allows doctors to see  the inside of the body in great detail. Using a magnetic field and pulses of radio  wave energy, an MRA creates detailed pictures of organs and structures inside    the body to help doctors pinpoint all types of internal issues from abnormalities to diseases and develop a treatment plan.

This uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create detailed images of organs and other internal body parts.

What is an MRI?

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that combines a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to provide detailed images of tissues, muscles, nerves and bones. Because MRI uses magnetic force and radio waves to create images, there is no radiation exposure during the procedure. MRI is often used instead of CT to study soft tissues or organs because bones do not obscure the organs and soft tissues as they do with CT imaging.

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (given either orally or intravenously) to examine an organ’s structure and metabolic function, and is used to:

  • Scan organs for abnormalities
  • Evaluate the spread of cancer
  • Locate infection
  • Identify blood clots in the lungs

This creates images of the body using radioactive substances, detecting tumors and determining the quality of blood flow through the heart and lungs.

Things you should know about radiation safety

Before your imaging procedure, be sure to ask your physician the following questions:

  • Why is the test needed?
  • How will having the test improve my care?
  • Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
  • Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
  • Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?

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