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Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Announces MRI Services

Posted: 6/27/2013

Port St. Joe, Fla. -- Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf initiated the first MRI diagnostic test in Gulf County on June 3, 2013.  A new, state-of-the-art mobile GE Signal 1.5 Tesla unit will be providing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Mondays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

MRI is an advanced diagnostic test that uses computers and magnetic fields, rather than radiation, to capture images of the human body.  Although MRI is a very advanced medical technique, the MRI is probably one of the easiest and most comfortable exams you may ever experience. The technologist will simply ask you to lie down on a cushioned table which will automatically move into the magnet after you have been comfortably positioned for scanning.

For certain studies, a contrast injection may be required. However, unlike many other contrast agents, MRI contrast does not contain iodine and therefore rarely cause allergic responses. The average scan takes 20-60 minutes dependent upon the specific test ordered.

Appointments are required.  To schedule a MRI at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, call 229-5802. 

About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Heart's regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nationís largest system of Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit online at, find us on Facebook or call (850) 229-5600.

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