Imaging Overview

MRIs at Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital

For convenient, rapid and safe MRI, CT, Ultrasound or Diagnostic X-Rays, Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital is the place to be seen.

Convenient Services

  • Appointments from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Same or Next day scheduling
  • Rapid Test Results from our Board Certified Radiologist
  • Top-Notch Customer Service
  • Imaging Technology operated with High Standards of Care and Safety

Imaging Services

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An exciting technology that allows your doctor to have the clearest possible look at your internal anatomy. MRI does not use X-rays or radiation. Instead, it uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to provide computerized images, which appear as “slices” of the anatomy. From these pictures, the radiologist can determine the differences between healthy and abnormal tissue. MRI procedure may be ordered with or without contrast materials. READ MORE...

CT or CAT scan

A specialized X-ray machine produces computer-generated images that look like slices which are cross section of body parts and internal organs. The exam is fast, non-invasive and has the unique ability to detect and diagnose a wide variety of medical conditions and abnormalities. It is frequently used as the primary diagnostic tool for early detection of tumors, infection, inflammatory conditions, stroke, obstructions, trauma and kidney stones. CT procedures may be ordered with or without contrast material. READ MORE...


Very high-frequency sound waves produce an image of many of the internal structures of the body. This procedure is painless and produces very precise images of certain parts of the body. Ultrasound is the safest, easiest, noninvasive diagnostic exam that is performed to help diagnose a wide variety of disease processes. This procedure is frequently used for abdominal imaging and vascular studies. READ MORE...

X ray

X rays use radiation to create a picture. Bone appears white: soft tissue appears gray; surrounding space (air) appears black. READ MORE...

Do you have questions about radiological procedures?

RadiologyInfo™ is an excellent source of concise, current and accurate information on diagnostic radiology. The information includes how the procedures are performed, what you might experience, how to prepare for the exams and much more. An extensive glossary of terms is also included. RadiologyInfo™ is a web site dedicated to patient education sponsored by RSNA and ACR.

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