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Body Imaging

Body imaging, a specialized branch of radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, offers state-of-the-art imaging and protocols for the diagnosis of diseases of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis with a major focus on oncology imaging.

Our body imaging team is a dedicated group of health care professionals committed to providing the highest quality patient care by using innovative diagnostic imaging techniques. Our fellowship-trained radiologists actively take part in conferences to discuss specific patient needs with doctors from various specialties, such as oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and radiation oncologists.

Services we offer

Computed tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis

State-of-the-art 16- and 64-slice CT scanners perform diagnostic studies of the chest, abdomen and pelvis using recommended levels of radiation dose.

Dual-energy CT

This leading-edge technique is only available at UMMC in the greater Jackson area. It helps determine the composition of renal stones, a vital piece of information as surgeons consider treatment options. The technique also provides superior - and potentially life-saving - identification and delineation of pulmonary artery clots.


  • Barium studies for esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large bowel
  • Contrast radiography of the gastrointestinal┬átract (enteroclysis)
  • Fistulograms
  • Gastrografin studies

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

State-of-the-art diffusion and perfusion MRI accurately determines the size and function of tumors and evaluates response to treatment.

MRI of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis

This technique does not use radiation and is outstanding in the diagnosis of diseases of the liver, pancreas, and male and female reproductive organs.