IMAGING Services and Technology in MANAHAWKIN, NJ


The latest technology is part of our commitment to you.
 
MRI of the Patient's Head — Head Scans in Stafford Township, NJ
 

New Services

  • Low Dose CT Scan
  • Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
  • DAT SCAN
  • Automated Breast Volume Scan (ABVS)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
 
 

Services Provided at Health Village Imaging

 
  • PET/CT
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
 
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray/Flouroscopy
  • Women's Imaging
    • Mammography
    • Ultrasound
    • DEXA- Bone Density


 
 
 

State of the Art Technology

 
 
PET/CT
When is a PET/CT used?
PET/CT is used primarily in diagnosis and treatment planning for cancer. It is used to detect cancer, to determine whether cancer has spread in the body, to assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy, to determine if a cancer has returned after treatment or to confirm cancer free after treatment.
 
Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, PET/CT, provides the combined benefit of PET, which detects changes in cellular structure at the molecular level, and CT, which provides three dimensional images of bone and soft tissue. Your physician receives precise results for diagnosis and treatment planning.
 
 
Computed Technology CT
CT, or CAT scan, allows for a three-dimensional model. CT scans define body anatomy and assist physicians in diagnosis of illness, disease and injury.

When is a CT used?
Determines the exact size and location of an abnormality in internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels.
Diagnoses cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
 
Low Dose CT Scan
Our goal is to provide high quality diagnostic images for physicians and radiologists and improve patient safety with a lower radiation dose. If CT is recommended by your physician, you can be confident that HVI will utilize low dose techniques to minimize dose.
Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
HVI is certified to perform the Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Test. Speak with your physician to see if you meet the requirements to have this test. Early detection is key to good health.
 
 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces remarkable images of the brain, spine, joints and other organs to determine severity of patient injuries and conditions. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is used to visualize blood flow in arteries and veins.
 
When is MRI used?
ORTHOPEDICS: MRI is used in orthopedics to evaluate bones and joints in order to diagnose arthritis, bone tumors, bone marrow or cartilage problems, torn ligaments or tendons, or infection.
SPINE: MRI studies the discs and nerves of the spine for conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc bulges, and spinal tumors.
BRAIN: MRI examines the brain for tumors, an aneurysm, nerve injury and damage caused by stroke. MRI of the eyes studies optic nerves. MRI of the ears studies auditory nerves.
CHEST: MRI of the chest can look at the heart, the valves, and coronary blood vessels. MRI may also be used to look for breast cancer.
ABDOMEN & PELVIS: MRI is used to study the organs and structures in the whole body, such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder. It is used to find tumors, bleeding, infection, and blockage.
MRA: Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) uses MRI to evaluate blood vessels and the flow of blood through them. It examines the arteries and veins to diagnose an aneurysm, a blocked blood vessel, or the torn lining of a blood vessel (dissection).
 
 
Nuclear Medicine
When is Nuclear Medicine Used?
Emphasis is on the study of the functioning of organ systems: the endocrine system, respiratory and cardiac system, digestive system, gall bladder, skeleton system and central nervous system. Nuclear Medicine can be used to detect tumors or fractures. Frequently nuclear medicine provides results of dysfunction or disease before physical symptoms indicate the condition. Earlier detection provides a better outcome.
 
Nuclear Medicine combines use of radioisotopes and radiology to study all systems of the body. These studies are also used to evaluate sources of infection and to localize tumors.
The DAT SCAN study is used in diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
 
 
Ultrasound
When is an Ultrasound used?
Ultrasound is used for evaluating the thyroid, pelvic and abdominal organs, heart and blood vessels and can help determine the source of pain, swelling or infection in many parts of the body. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy to help monitor the growth and development of the fetus.
 
Automated Breast Volume Scan ABVS Ultrasound
Health Village Imaging expanded the offering of services in Ultrasound with the addition of the Siemens ACUSON S2000. This allows HVI to perform the Automated Breast Volume Scan (ABVS). In women with dense breast tissue, mammography alone may not be fully effective in detecting cancerous tumors. On a mammogram, dense tissue looks white and can hide breast masses or tumors, which also appear white. Studies show adding ultrasound to mammography results in increased detection for those patients with dense breast tissue. If your mammogram shows you have dense breast tissue, talk to your physician about ABVS Ultrasound, radiation free, 3D ultrasound.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ultrasound/Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

HVI added the Ultrasound for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA US) This study is used to evaluate development of erosions for early diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Treatment can begin at an earlier stage of development.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is used to examine ligaments and tendons.
 
 
 
Diagnostic Radiology
Digital X-ray

When is an X-ray used?
X-ray is used to produce images of the skeletal system to detect fracture, arthritis and displacement. X-ray is also used to detect kidney stones and various abnormalities in the chest or lungs.
 
Fluoroscopy
This study creates “live” images on a monitor. It is used to observe the digestive tract. Studies include Upper GI Series, Barium Swallow, Lower GI Series and Barium Enema.

Densitometry
The DEXA provides measurement of bone mineral density used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis. Our Lunar iDXA Scanner can perform studies for pediatric and bariatric patients.
Densitometry Scanner
The Lunar iDXA Densitometry Scanner has been added to the state-of-the-art equipment at Health Village Imaging. Precise and accurate images provide measurement of bone mineral density used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis.The iDXA has the capability to perform specialized studies for pediatric and bariatric patients as well.
 
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Women's Imaging
Digital Mammography still holds the gold standard for breast health imaging. A screening mammogram is part of routine breast health. A diagnostic mammogram is used to investigate breast symptoms such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge or a change in breast size or shape.

 
Breast Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to image breast tissue. When an area of concern is seen on a mammogram, ultrasound can determine if it is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass. Cysts are most often benign.

Automated Breast Volume Scan (ABVS) is used in women with dense breast tissue where mammography alone may not be fully effective in detecting cancerous tumors. On a mammogram, dense tissue looks white and can hide breast masses or tumors, which also appear white. Studies show adding ultrasound to mammography results in increased detection for those patients with dense breast tissue. If your mammogram shows you have dense breast tissue, talk to your physician about ABVS Ultrasound, radiation free, 3D ultrasound.
Bilateral Breast MRI is used to evaluate concerns detected by mammography or ultrasound and to assess treatment. MRI guided Breast Biopsies are performed at Health Village Imaging. The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines recommend Breast MRI for high risk women. The guidelines are detailed on the ACS website www.cancer.org.

Bone Densitometry (DEXA) provides precise and accurate measurement of bone mineral density used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis.