Facility

Southern Bone and Joint Specialists provides easy access for your orthopedic needs including its own outpatient surgery center, physical therapy and the latest, most advanced Open MRI in our state-of-the-art center.

MRI Diagnostic Services

Our friendly, professional staff is expertly trained in the administration of the latest in MRI technology, providing the highest quality imagining resolution. Our Oasis Open MRI and our extremity MRI allow us to reduce typical scan time.

Our Oasis, 1.2T, is the most powerful whole body Open MR magnet available and provides ultimate patient comfort and maximum image quality.

To ensure your experience with us is as pleasant as possible, a qualified technologist will offer you headphones to listen to music (you can even bring your own CD) during the exam. In addition, the technologist will stay in touch with you throughout the procedure via a two-way intercom system. So you’ll always have a sense of assurance and control. Patients are welcome to have a family member or friend stay in the room while they are having their scan.

SBJ also offered  the first extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the area.

This system provides consistently reliable, high image quality scanning of the hand, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle and knee. Patients will benefit from a totally nonclaustrophobic, quiet, quick, comfortable and convenient experience. The new extremity MRI examination time averages approximately 30 minutes. Patients will be able to have family members in the room just like the Oasis Open MRI unit.

The unit is small and completely open. The only parts of the body that need to enter the magnet are the parts needing to be imaged. Instead of laying on a gurney, they are positioned in an ergonomically designed, movable chair.

For your convenience, MRI Services is available for appointments Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight. To make an appointment, call 601-554-7500. We have expanded business hours to make it easy to schedule a time that fits your needs.

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. offers the first extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the area.

This system provides consistently reliable, high image quality scanning of the hand, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle and knee, according to Dr. Rocco Barbieri, fellowship-trained hand specialist at Southern Bone and Joint.

“This extremity MRI is quicker, and our patients are more comfortable,” said Barbieri.

Patients will benefit from a totally nonclaustrophobic, quiet, quick, comfortable and convenient experience. The new extremity MRI examination time averages approximately 30 minutes. Patients will be able to have family members in the room just like the SBJ Open MRI unit.

The unit is small and completely open. The only parts of the body that need to enter the magnet are the parts needing to be imaged. Instead of laying on a gurney, they are positioned in an ergonomically designed, movable chair. Its design attributes make it an ideal system for children, who can be intimidated by the sight of a large MRI system. Parents can also stay at their side during the scanning.

For more information, call 601-554-7500.

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 Oasis MRI?

600 lbs.