Stone County Hospital

Your New Choice: Open MRI

Stone County Hospital now offers the leading edge open MRI, right here at home every week! For more information or to make an appointment, please call 601.928.6600.

The large opening of our wide-bore MRI scanner comfortably accommodates a variety of patients, including those that may be anxious patients, large patients (in some cases up to 550 pounds), and patients who are claustrophobic.

With our high-field open MRI, your physician can evaluate the most complex pathologies of diseases, such as spine disk herniation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and knee problems.

FAQ about MRI

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?
Doctors use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to find diseases or abnormalities in the body without using X-rays. Open MRI uses a safe magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the body.

What can I expect during the open MRI exam?
During the open MRI scan, you lie on a cushioned table that moves into the scanner. For certain studies, an injected contrast agent may be used. MRI contrast agents rarely cause allergic reactions.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine (prescription or nonprescription), are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other medical conditions.

The technologist stays in contact with you throughout the exam. When the scan begins, you will hear a muffled sound for several minutes. Lie as still as possible, as any movement during this time can distort the image.

The MRI scan can be completed in as little as 20 minutes, depending upon what your doctor has ordered.

What happens after the exam?
After your exam is complete, the radiologist will interpret the scans and forward results to your doctor.