Our goal is to provide every patient with the most comfortable and positive experience possible.
From general radiology services to advanced diagnostics, we interpret and consult on routine x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI studies. We also provide coronary angiography virtual colonoscopy.
Thanks to our latest training and equipment we are able to perform all diagnostic testing faster and better than ever. This means less waiting time for you, less time waiting for your results to be sent to your doctor, and greater confidence in test results.
To schedule an appointment at University Imaging for any of the following, please call 973-595-1300. Note, a physician's order is required.
Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
General Radiology and Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy uses a continuous low-dose X-ray beam to produce images of organs and bones in real time. During this procedure, radiologists usually use contrast material (dye) to highlight the area being examined.
64-Slice CT Scan with Low-Dose Technology
A CT Scan, which stands for "Computed Tomography," is a radiographic technique that rotates multiple cameras around the patient and then combines the images into a two-dimensional, cross-sectional view of the area being scanned. There is no pain or discomfort and scanning only takes a few minutes. CT Scanning is very quick and is helpful in rapid diagnosis of traumatic injuries and in guiding needle biopsies.
The "64-Slice," Low-Dose CT Scan is the newest generation of CT scanners, collecting 64 "slices" of data in a single revolution in less than one second. This provides the radiologist with higher quality images in less time. "Low-Dose" refers to the level of radiation used in scanning. Our new 64-slice low-dose scanner uses the lowest amount of radiation compared to any other scanner in use today. This makes scanning safer and allows patients access to more frequent scanning, if prescribed by their doctor. The photo shown here is of the state-of-the-art GE Lightspeed VCT.
CT Scanning is used in every subspecialty of radiology, including coronary angiograms, scanning of the veins and arteries, oncologic imaging and whole-body imaging. They are frequently used to:
Study blood vessels in the brain, heart, and other internal organs
Detect brain hemorrhages and stroke
Evaluate back pain from fractures, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis
Identify masses and tumors, including cancer
Evaluate abdominal pain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce a photo-quality image of the inner body. It is a safe and efficient means of diagnosing injury and disease. Its advantage is that it can lead to early detection and treatment of disease without surgery or biopsy. It is completely non-invasive and it provides superior digital images of the soft tissue of the body, including organs, muscles and tendons.
An MRI requires a patient to lie still for several minutes. Blankets and pillows are provided and every effort is made to keep you comfortable during the test. Some MRI exams require an injection of a dye or contrast material that increases the visibility of body tissue in the MRI images.
A digital x-ray is a non-invasive procedure that focuses a small dose of ionizing radiation to certain areas of the body to produce a clear image. X-rays are most commonly used to:
Determine whether a bone is dislocated or broken
Assist in the detection and diagnosis of cancer
Screen for lung and heart diseases
Diagnose the cause of cough or chest pain
Evaluate abdominal pain
Locate objects that may have been accidentally swallowed by a child
Diagnose spine instability, scoliosis and other spinal defects
Digital X-ray services provided by Premier Radiology:
Interventional Radiology is a specialty in which radiologists diagnose and/or treat diseases without surgery, by guiding tiny tubes through the body's arteries and organs. It differs from diagnostic radiology, which determines how the body is functioning to discover if something is wrong.
Interventional Radiology allows the radiologists to place medications directly at the organ site, open blocked blood vessels, drain an obstructed kidney, obtain biopsies, and perform many other procedures, all by using x-rays and other radiologic equipment to guide them safely.
Interventional radiologists specialize in the use of fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide passage through the skin for performing procedures such as biopsies, draining fluids, inserting catheters, or dilating or stenting narrowed ducts or vessels.
Bone Density Scanning
A DEXA Scan, (for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) or Bone Densitometry, measures mineral content in the bones. It involves an extremely small dose of radiation that determines your bone mineral density. It compares your measurements to a reference population based on your age, weight, sex and ethnic background.
Your physician uses this information to diagnose bone status and risk of fracture. Low bone density is caused by osteoporosis, causing bones to become brittle. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures in the United States each year. Half of the women over age 50 can expect to suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.
If detected, preventive therapy can be prescribed to slow or halt bone loss and, in some cases, reverse it.
A virtual colonoscopy is used to detect colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the United States today. It is performed using a computed tomography (CT) scanner, which takes multiple images of the abdomen and pelvis. Unlike a conventional colonoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy procedure is less invasive and there is no discomfort so no sedation is required.
Although colorectal cancer can be deadly, it may be prevented if detected early. A virtual colonoscopy usually takes less than 30 minutes. Because it does not require sedation, patients may find it easier to return to their daily activities and go home after the procedure without the aid of another person.
A conventional colonoscopy is still recommended for the evaluation of changes in bowel habits, unexplained diarrhea, constipation or abdominal pain, blood in stools, colon polyps, cancer or unexplained anemia or a family history of cancer.
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a non-invasive procedure which uses sound waves to create real-time images of the human body. Ultrasound works like sonar by bouncing sound waves off an object. A computer interprets the reflected sound waves and forms an image. No x-rays are involved. Ultrasounds are frequently used to:
Evaluate internal organs for tumors, cysts, abscesses, inflammation and obstruction.
Locate stones in the gallbladder, bile ducts, or kidneys.
Detect abnormalities of the heart valves.
Detect aneurysms and impaired blood flow from blood clots or arteriosclerosis.
Detect early pregnancy and study developing babies.