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    Low-dose CT screen better pinpoints lung cancer

    Low-dose CT screen better pinpoints lung cancer

    He’s between 55 and 74, and either smokes now or kicked the habit within the previous 15 years. During the time he was a smoker, he went through at least a pack a day, for at least 30 years.And, he has no history of malignancies – yet – beyond basic skin cancer.That’s the person, male or female, who is at high risk for lung cancer. Physicians at the University of Mississippi Medical Center urge them to take advantage of a relatively new screening to discover lung cancer earlier, and perhaps...


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    University of Mississippi Medical Center is an umbrella organization that combines the University Hospitals and Health System (UHHS) and University Physicians (UP), the medical faculty practice plan.

    UHHS is comprised of the teaching hospitals for all University of Mississippi Medical Center educational programs and serves as a 722-bed diagnostic and treatment referral center for the entire state. Inpatient admissions total approximately 28,000 annually. Outpatient and emergency department visits exceed 250,000 per year.

    UHHS system

    The UHHS system includes:

    • University Hospital (for adult, non-critical patients)
    • Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants (ob-gyn and newborn care)
    • Batson Children's Hospital (general and specialty pediatrics and pediatric surgery)
    • Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care
    • Jackson Medical Mall (location of teaching and subspecialty clinics as well as the Cancer Institute)
    • Holmes County Hospital and Clinics, Lexington, MS
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada

    Within UHHS is the state's only designated level I trauma center and specialized hospital services. Those services include:

    • an interventional MRI;
    • the only level III neonatal intensive care unit in the state;
    • separate medical, surgical, cardiac, neuroscience and pediatric ICUs;
    • the state's only children's hospital with a dedicated pediatric surgery suite;
    • a heart station for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease;
    • a heart failure program linked to LVAD and heart transplantation;
    • heart, kidney, cornea and bone marrow transplant programs;
    • a comprehensive stroke unit;
    • a sleep disorders laboratory;
    • an in vitro fertilization program;
    • Select Specialty Hospital (cardiology, GI, sleep disorders) - I-55 North in Jackson;
    • a telemedicine program serving the state with emergency services and psychiatry.

    University Physicians

    University Physicians is the multispecialty physician faculty practice plan, which includes many faculty who are among the leaders in their field.

    University Physicians Medical Pavilion is a practice site for many subspecialties of UP. The structure, which is more than 80,000 square feet, adjoins the James D. Hardy Clinical Sciences Building, the home of a number of medical offices.

    UP has recently opened two off-campus locations in the Rankin County town of Flowood - a multispecialty practice at Grants Ferry and an obstetrics-gynecology practice at Mirror Lake.