MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a powerful diagnostic imaging tool that produces images using two natural and harmless forces — magnetic fields and radio waves. There is no radiation used with an MRI. With the use of computers, the data acquired from your scan is transformed into 2D images of your body.
With MRI, your radiologist can see the bone and soft tissues in your body, like muscles and internal organs. These images are very sensitive in showing differences between normal and abnormal tissues.
About MRI at Singing River
Our MRI Systems at Singing River Health System feature the latest magnetic resonance imaging technology. The SIGNA™ Artist MRI machine offers startling advances in imaging while significantly reducing scan times.
MRI is painless and has no known side effects.
Shorter Scans and a Wider Bore for Patient Comfort
This machine features a wider bore, or diameter of the tube, allowing patients with feelings of claustrophobia and larger patients a more comfortable space. Radiologists are also given more room to position off-center anatomy such as shoulder and hips. The Bore is also shorter, which reduces overall scan time.
If you are at high risk of breast cancer, learn more about our Breast MRI services.
Schedule Your MRI
Fast, same-day appointments are available for our patients with a physician order. Ask your doctor about having your MRI done at Singing River Health System, and call to make an appointment at (228) 809-2355.