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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Digital X-rayWhen 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.
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 ScannerThe 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.
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.
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
provides precise and accurate measurement
of bone mineral density used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis.