The key to determining a successful course of treatment is pinpointing the diagnosis quickly and accurately. The state-of-the-art technology at Singing River Health System’s Imaging Centers captures clear imagery which enables physicians to quickly diagnose and treat medical conditions, diseases or trauma.
Home to only two of eight providers in Mississippi and the only lung screening accredited center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Singing River Health System’s imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology for computed tomography (CT) lung screening.
It is our priority to provide compassionate, comfortable care. The Imaging Centers have been designed to be non-clinical, relaxing and beautifully appointed. A friendly, knowledgeable staff will also make your visit as pleasant as possible. Our patient liaison will work one-on-one with you to answer your questions and guide you through the process. In addition, a registered nurse and physician are available to consult with you and provide information regarding your visit.
Services provided in our hospitals on an inpatient basis include angiography, CT, X-ray, MRI, nuclear medicine and PET/CT.
There are several options to utilize our services. To make an appointment, call 228-809-2355 today. For MRI/CT/PET services, pre-authorization is required based on your insurance. PET/CT services are offered Tuesdays at Singing River Hospital and Wednesdays at Ocean Springs Hospital.
It is important to have screenings and other examinations completed to assist the medical staff in determining the best route for your treatment and care. The goal of a screening exam is to discover a disease at an early stage to prevent further damage and provide successful treatment.
In preparation for your exam, please notify the staff of any of the following conditions prior to your exam: pacemaker, pregnancy, claustrophobia, history of kidney problems, skin tattoos, neurostimulators (TENS-unit), implanted drug infusion device (i.e., insulin pump), exposure of metal fragments to your eye, artificial heart valves, aneurysm clips, cochlear implants, metallic implants and prosthesis, vascular stent or stent graft, history as a metal worker, shrapnel or bullet wounds, dorsal column stimulators, allergy to iodine or gadolinium, history of diabetes and other conditions you believe to be relevant. Please leave your valuables at home, including jewelry, to prevent it from being lost, for they have to be removed prior to entering the scan room.
Meeting your radiologist can provide you with a sense of understanding and peace about your treatment and care. Your radiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries through the use of medical imaging techniques. Because radiation is involved, the proper knowledge and training is required to ensure your safety and protection.