Radiology


Radiology

Franklin Medical Center has one of the most robust radiology departments in our region. We have an entire spectrum of imaging tools at your disposal, including:

  • X-Ray
  • CT
  • Vascular and Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • MRI
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear Medicine Scans
  • Nuclear Stress Testing

All of these instruments provide superior quality in our own community. To avoid the burden of having to travel out of town, tell your primary care provider that you want your tests done close to home, and our staff will be happy to work with them to accommodate your needs.

Mammography

Across the nation, more than 184,450 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. According to the Center for Disease Control, Louisiana has one of the highest death rates in the entire nation for breast cancer. Even though mammograms are among the best early detection methods, 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Franklin Medical Center has acknowledged the needs of women in our community by making available the most cutting edge mammographic tools available. This system, a GE Healthcare Senographe Digital Mammography system, provides physicians with clear and precise all-digital images, rather than images on X-ray film. The digital image is ready to read within 10 seconds, so there is no longer a wait for films to be developed to be sure the images are usable. Digital mammograms take as little as half the time of film. And if a second opinion is needed, the image can be sent electronically to a consulting physician virtually instantaneously.

Women of our community no longer need to drive for the highest quality in care. It’s right here at home. Talk to your provider today for a referral.