We Can Help You Document Your Work Injury

Regardless of what kind of industry or field you work in, worksite injuries are serious problems for both companies and employees. In case of an injury, the company must find the cause of the injury. And the employee might be out of work for weeks, months, or even years recovering or managing a debilitating injury. Furthermore, if there are court proceedings to determine employee compensation, proper medical images may need to be produced so that a jury can understand the extent of the injury and the effect it will have on the employee’s quality of life.

Having a work injury can be a very difficult time period for an employee. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, there were as many as 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2017 reported by private industries. It may be the responsibility of both employees and employers to make sure that working conditions are as safe as possible. But some accidents cannot be avoided.

At Doctors Imaging, we’ve handled a variety of work-related injuries and we are confident that our equipment and professional experience can be helpful for all courts and attorneys. Finding a private imaging center will be cheaper than visiting a hospital, can take half the time, and can give you just the same or better results. We accept all major health insurance plans and we can make flexible payment plans if your settlement case is ongoing but you need to seek treatment.

For your work-related injury, have your imaging performed at Doctors Imaging. Our radiologists have over 100 years of combined experience and our technology is state of the art. If you have more questions, please call us at 504-883-8111 or use our contact form.

Is It Safe for my Child to Get an X-Ray or other Imaging Procedure?

Due to the nature of children, injuries both minor and major can arise quite often. Whether kids are playing sports, horsing around or happen to be in some kind of accident situation, when they are hurt, every parent wants to make sure that they provide the best care and attention. When a child’s injuries are serious, it is always recommended to have medical attention. But what if a child needs more than just the usual stitches or band-aid? What if they have broken bones or a serious injury?

When a child’s medical needs go beyond the usual, parents are concerned with any additional trauma that their child may have to experience. Obviously, the first concern of any parent is to heal their child but they also don’t want their child to suffer any side effects or complications. This is why many parents are wary of medical imaging for their children.

For those of an older generation or those who aren’t aware of the amazing advances and progress that the medical imaging field has made, the process can sound a tad frightening. Most parents are worried about the effects radiation from these machines and instruments could cause further harm to their children. A recent article has called upon the medical community to create a more standardized method of medical imaging because the lack of regular protocol has led to many alarmed and confused parents.

Dr. Stephen J. Swensen of the Mayo Clinic reports there is an “overuse and misuse of medical imaging among children” and seeks “an appeal to standardize safe and appropriate imaging of children.” Dr. Swensen applies a “right” kind of approach to children and medical imaging meaning that there is a “right exam” for every case, a “right way” for each procedure and a “right radiation dose” for different sized children. This is not to say that if a child breaks their arm they shouldn’t have an X-ray performed. Or if there is a case of pediatric cancer, then CTs should be the test of choice. But because children are still growing, the problem is in the over-usage of medical imaging especially if a facility is not using digital medical imaging. It’s one of the reason that both our X-Ray and Ultrasound equipment both use digital results.

Dr. Swensen’s proposal is not meant to dissuade parents from using medical imaging to help treat their children or to scold doctors and facilities that perform this procedures on children. On the contrary, the proposal is to simply ask these facilities and physicians to take a more personalized approach to their younger patients. While children can bounce back from injury and sickness better than their adult counterparts, physicians are asked to make sure they are following protocol and doing what they can to protect their child patients from any future harm.

Doctors Imaging in Metairie welcomes children of all ages to have their medical imaging needs performed. Like all of our procedures and instruments for the adult patients, children’s medical imaging exams are calibrated to have the lowest radiation settings to ensure both the best images possible but furthermore, the least amount of radiation exposure possible. In addition to our family-friendly staff, we also have the most up-to-date machinery so parents need not worry about radiation when their children come to Doctors Imaging.

If you have other questions about children and medical imaging, feel free to contact Doctors Imaging in Metairie for answers by calling 504-883-8111 or completing our online form.