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Radiology and Imaging
- Written by JFK Medical Center
We See What Others Don’t!
JFK Radiology and Imaging Services
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
When doctors need to take a closer look at what’s inside of you, the JFK Imaging Center uses the newest generation of technology available. From advanced 64-slice CT to Nuclear Medicine, JFK is available when you need us.
JFK Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services for adults and children. At JFK you will find the most up-to-date technology and innovative protocols available in diagnostic testing. The Radiology and Imaging Service is a leader in providing safe, accurate and timely radiological procedures and provides diagnostic information resulting from nearly 200 thousand imaging examinations each year to physicians and patients in the communities we serve.
Imaging Services - Request a Test
JFK is proud to inform you that patients can now schedule a Radiology or Imaging procedure through the hospital's website. You can access our-on-line scheduling by clicking here. Simply answer a few simple questions and click "submit." Central scheduling will contact you at your convenience to schedule an appointment.
Key Contact Numbers :
Central Scheduling: (888) 535-6762 or (732) 321-7540
Radiology and Imaging Administration: (732) 321-7550
Breast Center: (732) 205-1417
CT Scan Guided Biopsy and Ultrasound: (732) 744-5527
Image Library: (732) 321-7554
The Imaging Center at Muhlenberg :(888) 535-6762
PET Scan and Biopsy Scheduling: (732) 744-5527
Bone Density (Dexa Scan) - Dexa scans are the most commonly used test to measure bone density. The result of the Dexa scan can be a great help to physicians in diagnosing, treating and monitoring the treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis as well as predicting the risk of bone fracture.
Computed Tomography (CT) - Computerized Tomography scan is an imaging procedure produced by an x-ray tube that rotates in a circle around the patient, making many pictures as it rotates. The multiple x-ray pictures are reconstructed by a computer in cross-sectional images, permitting doctors to examine “slices” through different organs.
X-ray - Diagnostic X-ray Is the general term used for a group of examinations that are produced by the transmission of X-rays through a patient to a capture device then converted into an image for diagnosis. Diagnostic radiology exams are commonly requested by physicians to evaluate the lungs, heart and skeleton.
Interventional Radiology - an area of specialty within the field of radiology which uses various radiological techniques (such as x-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and ultrasounds) to place wires, tubes, or other instruments inside a patient to diagnose and treat an array of conditions
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - MRI uses magnetic signals to create images of the human body. Like all imaging techniques, an MRI creates images based on differences between types of tissues. MRI scan are often used to study nerves, muscles, ligaments, bones, and other tissues in the body; the details of which are quite incredible.
Mammography - A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breast. Mammography is performed to detect abnormalities or to provide a baseline reference for later comparison.
Nuclear Medicine - Nuclear medicine is an imaging specialty that involves the introduction of a radioisotope into the body, through intravenous injection. The isotope is taken up in different amounts by different organs and through scanning the patients body, information is sent to computers which reconstruct the images for diagnosis. The radioisotope has a short half-life and thus decays completely before its radioactivity can cause any damage to the patient's body.
PET CT - A PET CT scan (positron emission tomography) is a unique type of imaging procedure that provides both information related to organs and tissues inside the body as well as how they function. The PET ct SCAN measures emissions from positron-emitting molecules in the body . Because many useful, common elements have positron emitting forms (carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen), valuable functional information can be obtained. PET CT scans produce 3-D images, and is often used to compliment rather than replace the information obtained from standard CT or MRI scan.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound, also known as sonography, or ultrasonography, is a diagnostic procedure that transmits high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, through body tissues. The echoes are recorded and transformed into diagnostic images of the internal structures of the body that provide detailed information used to diagnose many diseases and conditions.
Breast Center - The Breast Center at JFK Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology for mammography and stereotactic biopsy and certified by the Food and Drug Administration. Staffed by licensed female technologists and board-certified radiologists, the Breast Center provides comprehensive screening and diagnostic services -- such as mammography, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy -- to detect and diagnose breast cancer.