Imaging & Radiology
Radiologists specialize in using imaging technology to diagnose and treat people with many difficult-to-diagnose and complex conditions. Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis, and our experts take the time to get it right. A team of specialists will listen to your needs and evaluate your condition from every angle to make the very best plan for you.
Collaborative Care Focused On You
Our Radiology Department provides services focused on delivering high-quality care to our patients and residents. The Radiology team is focused on revolutionizing our services and adding leading services such as interventional radiology.
Interventional Radiology allows doctors to use medical imaging to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures that diagnose, treat, and cure many kinds of conditions. These types of treatments rarely require general anesthesia, and most patients experience less pain than traditional surgery.
- Ultrasound-Guided Biopsies
- Stress Echocardiography
- Diagnostic Mammogram/Breast Ultrasound
- Stereotactic Biopsy
- General Nuclear Medicine
- Nuclear Stress Test
- Interventional Radiology
Bergen New Bridge radiologists work closely with many medical specialty areas to make sure you get exactly the care you need. Depending on your situation, your care team may include:
- Other doctors trained in:
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery
- Hematology (blood disorders)
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery.
Radiologists and physicists work to provide imaging services. This means your test results are usually available quickly, and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Highly specialized experts are working together for you.
Diagnostic X-Ray & Fluoroscopy
Diagnostic X-ray procedures are studies using ionizing radiation to produce an image on X-ray film. Diagnostic X-ray studies can be done on all body parts.
Computerized Tomography (CT) uses a combination of X-ray techniques and computer technology to provide highly detailed images of internal structures. The CT scanner uses an X-ray source similar to the one used to obtain ordinary chest X-rays. However, the X-ray beam is so tightly focused in a CT scan that portions of the body outside the scanned region get relatively little X-ray exposure.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique using a combination of magnetic fields and radio waves to visualize structures within the body with improved clarity and resolution. The procedure is entirely non-invasive and usually does not require patient preparation.
The Radiology team is upgrading the MRI equipment to the Hitachi Echelon Oval 1.5T with the broadest patient opening and improved workflow at each exam stage. The department provides you a more effective MRI contrast agent, which provides the lowest retention levels and the lowest risk for nephrogenic system fibrosis while providing excellent diagnostic. These initiatives allow our radiology team to consolidate its services, which improves the comfort of both the patients and technicians.
Ultrasound & Echocardiogram
Ultrasonography is a method of examining parts of the body without the use of X-rays. The technician uses a water-soluble “gel” on the patient’s skin for ultrasound examination to enable the scan. Harmless sound waves pass through the area of interest and record a picture on film.
A Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) is an alternative way to perform an echocardiogram with a specialized probe containing an Ultrasound Transducer at its tip that uses high-frequency sound waves. The Ultrasound Transducer is passed into the patient’s esophagus to image and examine the heart’s structures. A TEE evaluates the source of embolism, endocarditis, valvular disease, aortic dissection, or aneurysm.
A stress echocardiography procedure determines how well a patient’s heart and blood vessels are working. When the heart rate reaches peak levels, a doctor takes ultrasound images to determine if heart muscles get enough blood and oxygen. This test also determines how much exercise can be safely tolerated during cardiac rehabilitation.
Mammography is an X-ray study of the breast to detect lesions in breast tissue that might otherwise go unnoticed because they are too small to be felt. This makes mammography particularly valuable as a screening tool in detecting early breast cancer.
Stereotactic biopsy is a breast imaging service to help locate a breast abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. This less invasive biopsy leaves little to no scarring. It can be an excellent way to evaluate calcium deposits or tiny masses that are not visible on ultrasound.
Nuclear Medicine Overview
Nuclear Medicine is the medical specialty using radioactive tracers to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases. After the tracer is administered, a gamma camera and computer create images or scans of body and organ functions being analyzed. The scans are usually performed with other imaging studies, giving more anatomic information of the regions studied.
The Radiology’s board-certified interventional radiologists are among New Jersey’s leaders in specialized, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat various medical conditions without surgery. Our interventional radiologists can:
- Precisely target cancer
- Treat bone, gastrointestinal, and vascular problems
- Provide new therapeutic options for common urinary and women’s health issues.