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Body Imaging

Body imaging, a specialized branch of radiology at 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.

The body imaging team is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals committed to providing the highest quality patient care by utilizing 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.


  • Fluoroscopy
    • Barium studies for esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large bowe
    • Contrast radiography of the gastrointestional tract (enteroclysis)
    • Fistulograms
    • Gastrografin studies
  • 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 computed tomography
    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.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis
    This technique does not use radiation and is superlative in the diagnosis of diseases of the liver, pancreas as well as male and female reproductive organs.
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
    State-of-the-art diffusion and perfusion MRI accurately determines the size and function of tumors and evaluates response to treatment.