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Department Spotlight

 

Imaging

The Imaging department at Hattiesburg Clinic provides customers with a variety of imaging services, using advanced technology operated by certified technologists. The department’s goal is to provide excellent customer service in a comfortable atmosphere within a timely manner. All of the department’s modalities are accredited by either the American College of Radiology or Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Imaging provides numerous services, including diagnostic x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition to performing routine tests, Imaging is partnering with Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonology to offer lung cancer screenings and lung mapping in the near future.

Through nuclear medicine, Imaging is the first in this area to offer DaTscans, which helps diagnose Parkinson’s disease. The department’s PET/CT and MRI areas are accredited facilities approved to perform PET brain scans for assisting in research for Alzheimer’s disease.

“The Imaging department is constantly growing and adopting new procedures in order to provide quality services to our customers,” said Donna Parker, manager. “Through advances in technology and technologist training, we strive to assist the physicians in diagnosing and treating disease. We are excited to be involved with research studies through Neurology and screening exams with Pulmonary Medicine.”

Located on the first floor of the main clinic, this large department is staffed by 78 full-time, part-time and PRN employees. Operating hours for Imaging vary based on the service: Diagnostic X-ray is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.; MRI is open Monday through Friday, from 6:45 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday, from 6:45 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and occasionally on Sunday.

 

For fun, the staff sometimes has potluck lunches to bring everyone together and experience each other’s cooking. To contact Imaging, call the main line at 601-268-5707; Clinical Supervisor Angela Gould-Gill at 601-579-3193; or Manager Donna Parker at 601-268-5882. For more details about the Imaging department, visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com.