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Imaging Services

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, we offer access to state-of-the-art imaging technology that delivers crystal clear images every time. Our hospital is equipped with a wide range of technologically advanced equipment designed to assist physicians in providing effective, convenient and quality medical care to the patients we serve.

Our Services and Technology

SOMATOM Definition Flash

The SOMATOM Definition Flash was designed to make CT exams much quicker and healthier for patients. Its core innovation – the revolutionary Flash Spiral – offers incredibly sharp images at the fastest possible speed while emitting the lowest possible dose of radiation.

With its Dual Source technology, the SOMATOM Definition Flash is the fastest scanner on the market. It produces higher quality scans with reduced prep time and significantly reduces image artifacts due to motion. It minimizes risk and anxiety for children, allows sound diagnosis in obese patients and handles challenging cardiac cases. It is equipped with two Stellar Detectors for outstanding spatial resolution, image quality and dose efficiency. With the SOMATOM Definition Flash, speed means a more reliable diagnosis leading to sound treatment decisions in a wide variety of clinical applications.

Magnetom Avanto™ 1.5T MRI

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances was one of the first five medical institutions in the United States and the first in the state of Texas to install the new MAGNETOM™ Avanto MRI with 1.5 Tesla magnet. This MRI provides a quieter, quicker and more comfortable MRI experience for patients. It offers 97% acoustic noise reduction without compromising image quality and also provides fast image acquisition with parallel imaging in all dimensions, including head-to-toe, front-to-back and side-to-side. Patients can now experience the shortest exam times available for MRI scans.

The Magnetom Avanto MRI provides whole body coverage with a comfortable and inviting design. The Body Matrix coil weighs only 33.5 ounces, making it significantly more comfortable, especially for very sick cardiac or oncology patients. And with the whole-body coverage capability, there is no patient or coil repositioning for most exams. With the Avanto MRI physicians receive detailed images, not available with a completely open MRI, of the tiniest areas which are necessary to examine neurological structures.

For patients with a scheduled Avanto MRI exam, learn more about what you can expect with the Avanto MRI.

Magnetom™ Skyra 3T MRI

An MRI for ALL sizes!

Magnetom Skrya 3T MRI

When it comes to MRIs, a stronger magnet means clearer images and the 3T is the most powerful magnet in clinical use today. Our Magnetom® 3T Skyra MRI delivers the crystal clear images (not possible with a completely open MRI) that physicians need with the comfort and speed every patient wants.

  • 550 lb. weight limit
  • 27.6 in. open bore alleviates concerns of larger & claustrophobic patients
  • 68.11 in. magnet, allowing most exams to be done with the patient’s head outside of the system
  • Innovative technology that provides fast, personalized scans tailored to the patients’ specific needs, as well as better patient positioning
  • Crystal clear & highly-detailed images not available with a completely open MRI

For patients with a scheduled Skyra 3T MRI exam, learn more about what you can expect.

For more information or to schedule an imaging procedure, call (903) 531-4700 or (877) 531-4700.

Magnetom Symphony™ 1.5T MRI

  • Faster, more comfortable exams for patients
  • View the smallest details with incredible clarity
  • Crystal clear images not available with a completely open MRI

Magnetom Symphony Mobile 1.5T MRI

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances offers the latest diagnostic technology, a Siemens Magnetom Symphony MRI with 1.5 Tesla magnet, to patients throughout the region, thanks to our mobile MRI unit. This powerful MRI provides the same quality of images as our hospital-based MRI systems, and is almost as quick, providing total body scans in less than 20 minutes.

It can accommodate differently-able patients with a special lift, wheelchair and gurney capabilities. The mobile MRI unit is scheduled daily in locations throughout east Texas.

Symbia® Truepoint Spect CT

Seeing you in HD
  • Ideal for the early detection and staging of cancer and heart disease
  • Accommodates patients of all sizes & body types
  • Open design & ultra-thin pallet enhance patient comfort & enable technicians to perform highly accurate organ & tissue-specific studies
  • HD Digital Detectors offer unsurpassed imaging performance & expanded clinical capabilities

Spect CT is a diagnostic molecular imaging exam that assists physicians in seeing body function by creating 3D images. The images created provide information about the body that is not available with other methods such as x-ray, CT or MRI.

Espree™ 1.5T Open Bore MRI

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the only facility in the region and second in the state of Texas to acquire the open-bore MRI technology. The MAGNETOM™ Espree open bore MRI accommodates patients of all sizes, including the obeseelderly and children, providing more headroom and comfort for patients who tend to become claustrophobic. Almost 60% of exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the system due to the shorter length of the magnet. The high-power Espree, like the Avanto and Symphony MRI units, delivers crystal clear 1.5 Tesla magnet images not available with a completely open MRI.

For patients with a scheduled Espree Open Bore MRI exam, learn more about what you can expect.

Somatom® Sensation 64 Slice CT

  • Image quality and detail that is hard to outperform
  • Obtains images in a single-breath hold, improving patient comfort and reducing radiation exposure

Advanced multi-slice CT is one of the most important recent developments in diagnostic imaging as it allows patients to be examined in a single breath hold, virtually eliminating motion artifacts, providing superior diagnostic information. We have two high-speed Siemens SOMATOM Sensation 64 and Cardiac Multi-slice CT scanners that allow the use of high-performance spiral CT routinely, which provides extended coverage of anatomical areas while producing superior image quality.

Find out if you are a candidate.

For patients with a scheduled PET/CT exam, learn more about what you can expect.

4 and 16 Multi-slice CT

Advanced multi-slice CT is one of the most important recent developments in diagnostic imaging as it allows patients to be examined in a single breath hold, virtually eliminating motion artifacts, providing superior diagnostic information. Our 4 and 16 multi-slice CT scanners provide extended coverage of anatomical areas while producing superior image quality.

Digital Mammography

Breast cancer is a curable disease when detected early. And the two most important things you can do to protect yourself are monthly self breast exams and annual mammograms. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Winnsboro utilizes the most advanced digital technology available to detect breast disease. With digital mammography, our female patients experience:

  • Faster imaging & less radiation exposure
  • Shorter exams
  • Greater diagnostic accuracy
  • Ability to view larger breasts in one image
  • Ease of image transmission between physicians

The American Cancer Society recommends regular exams:

  • Between 20-40 years old: Perform a monthly self breast exam, and have a breast exam by your health care provider at least once every three years
  • Ages 40 and over: Perform a monthly breast exam, and have a breast exam by your health care provider every year and a mammogram every year.

Digital X-ray / Fluoroscopy

  • Reduced radiation exposure for the patient
  • Digitally transfer and enhance images
  • Immediate image preview and availability

3D Reconstruction

Additionally, 3D volumetric image reconstruction is used to further enhance multi-slice CT and high-speed MRI with applications in many fields, including radiology, vascular, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, hematology, oncology surgery, plastic surgery, gastroenterology and more. 3DR is faster and more efficient for physicians and makes it easier for them to interpret film images.

3D Echocardiography

Echocardiography is advanced noninvasive, instrumentation that allows physicians to image structural and functional abnormalities of the heart using ultrasonic waves.

Additional Services and Technology

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or find out more information about imaging procedures and technology, please call (903) 606-4700.

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