Baton Rouge General has purchased the two Baton Rouge Radiology Imaging Center clinics for $4.5 million.

Baton Rouge General has had a 50 percent stake in the clinics at 5422 Dijon Drive and 2550 O’Neal Lane since 2011, said Meghan Parrish, a hospital spokeswoman. The purchase, which was filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s office Friday, means that beginning Saturday there will be seamless coordination of radiology services at the two clinics and at the Baton Rouge General medical centers on Bluebonnet Boulevard and Florida Boulevard.

“This expands the choices we can offer to our patients,” Parrish said.

Follow Timothy Boone on Twitter @TCB_TheAdvocate