Southern Bone and Joint Specialists was the first facility to offer an Open MRI to the Pine Belt, and now we are the first to bring Velocity Open MRI unit to Mississippi. Velocity Open MRI has high image quality, speed, simplicity and ease for the patient. Velocity Open MRI makes an MRI experience as pleasant as possible. You may have a guest sit in the same room, you may listen to music, our room has a window, and you have constant two-way communication with the technologists. Velocity Open MRI delivers outstanding images in a short amount of time. Ask your physician to schedule your Velocity Open MRI at SBJ. It is always your choice where you have an MRI. SBJ has after hour and weekend appointments to fit your active schedule.

  • MRI Imaging


    What is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

    Magnetic resonance imaging is a method used by physicians to look inside the human body and obtain anatomical and functional diagnostic information. Magnetic resonance imaging is also known as MRI

    How does MRI differ from other diagnostic procedures like conventional x-ray, CT scanning or nuclear medicine studies?

    All diagnostic imaging procedures provide information about he form and/or function of the body. MR images typically contain greater information about the body’s soft tissue than other procedures. This means that MRI can provide highly detailed anatomical images of the body. Additionally, the trained medical professionals responsible for aquiring MRI can easily produce MR images with varying contrast, showing many different planes of the body with functional information such as blood flow.

    How else is MRI different from other diagnostic procedures?

    In contrast to x-ray, CT scanning and nuclear medicine, MRI provides diagnostic information without the use of radiation or radioactive substances. MRI is a non-invasive, and there are no known side or after effects.

    What is MRI used for?

    MRI is used for all parts of the body and is effective in the clinical evaluation of the following conditions:

    • Knee and shoulder injuries
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Spine Diseases
    • Brain Disorders
    • Traumatic injuries
    • Eye abnormalties
    • Tumor detection
    • Liver and other abdominal diseases
    • Facial/neck abnormalities
    • Infections
    • Cardiac malformations
    • Blood flow and vessel disorders

    How does MRI work?

    MRI uses a computer and the physical properties of magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the soft tissues within the body. MRI signals from the body are generated using a safe magnetic field in combination with radio waves of a specific frequency. The MRI signals are detected and converted to a form which the computer can understand. The computer processes MRI signals from the body to form MR images. Different tissue characteristics are revealed through this process and thereby translated into different contrast levels on the MR images. The trained physician can view the MR images and form a clinical diagnosis.

    What is the weight limit for the Velocity MRI?

    500 lbs.

  • Pharmacy

    About The Pharmacy

    Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. is pleased to offer our patients and members of the surrounding community a full-service, in-house pharmacy at our main office location, 3688 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Hattiesburg. SBJS Pharmacy provides convenient and fast prescription refills for anyone, including patients of Southern Bone and Joint and the general public. Any prescription can be filled at our pharmacy – not just typical orthopedic medications. Prescriptions may be received either by e-prescribe, fax or walk-ins. We can call another pharmacy to have your prescription transferred, as well as call your physician to request a refill. We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare.

    Please call 601-554-7900 or Fax: 601-554-7901

    Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Tommy Woo, R.Ph.

    Tommy Woo, R.Ph.

    Tommy Woo, a native of Isola, is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Tommy has over 25 years of experience in the community retail setting as well as critical care and long term care.