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

HVI was first in the state of New Jersey to perform Automated Breast Volume Scan. 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.

Ultrasound Elastography

An Ultrasound Elastography exam is used to check the elasticity of the organs, predominantly the liver. Elastography can diagnose liver disease, stage liver fibrosis, and evaluate the liver's response to treatment. This is a short test that is noninvasive and painless.

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