Imaging Services

About Our Imaging Services

Imaging services at Southern Ocean Medical Center feature a distinguished staff of board-certified radiologists, sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment and the Picture Archiving Communication System. Outpatient imaging services are available at Health Village Imaging, The Women’s Imaging Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center and the Southern Ocean Centers for Health in Little Egg Harbor and Forked River.

Southern Ocean Medical Center Imaging Services Include:

Bone Density (Dexa Scan): Dexa Scan is a quick and painless procedure that can detect osteoporosis in its earliest stages. The Bone Density Scan is performed with a dual energy x-ray scanner which accurately measures the amount of bone mass in the spine and hip

Fluoroscopy:  Fluoroscopy allows the radiologist to watch X-ray images “live” on a TV monitor. Fluoroscopy is often used to observe the digestive tract (Upper GISeries - Barium Swallow, Lower GI Series - BariumEnema or “BE”).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): An MRI produces high-quality images of the brain, spine, joints and other organs to determine the severity of patient injuries and conditions. MRA (Magnetic ResonanceAngiography) is used to visualize blood flow in arteries and veins in different parts of the body.

Digital Mammography: A digital mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast. It can detect a breast lump nearly two years before it can be felt.

  • Screening mammograms evaluate breast health in women with no symptoms.
  • Diagnostic mammograms are used to diagnose breast disease in women with symptoms of a breast problem; dimpling, or a change in texture of the skin of the breast; a lump, or discharge from the nipple.

Nuclear Medicine: This study uses radioisotopes (radioactive pharmaceuticals) to study all systems of the body. Emphasis is on the functioning of organ systems, including the endocrine system, respiratory and cardiac system, digestive system,gall bladder, skeleton system and central nervous system. Also used to evaluate sources of infection and to localize tumors in the body.

PET/CT: PET/CT offers the very latest technology in cancer diagnosis and care. It combines the benefits of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which can detect changes in cellular structure at the molecular level, and Computed Tomography (CT), which provides three edimensional images of bone and soft tissues.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: During stereotactic breast biopsy, a specially trained physician relies on a computerized mammography machine to pinpoint the suspicious lesion with precision accuracy. Using the imaging technology to see inside the body, the physician guides a hollow needle through the skin to obtain a small tissue sample, which is examined by a pathologist to determine if it is benign or malignant.

Ultrasound: 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 partsof the body. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy to help monitor the growth and development of the fetus.

X-Ray: The Digital X-ray system produces images of the skeletal system to detect fracture, arthritis, and displacement. X-ray is also used to detect various abnormalities in the chest or lungs.

The Picture Archive Communications System (PACS)

Imaging Services available at Southern Ocean Medical Center and satellite locations are clinically integrated via the PACS system. PACS stores images digitally, instead of on film, enhancing physicians’ ability to diagnose disease and injury with speed and accuracy.

Outpatient Imaging Services at Southern Ocean Medical Center

Health Village Imaging: Health Village Imaging, located on the first floor of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Health Village on Route 72 in Manahawkin, offers advanced imaging technology in a facility designed with patient comfort and convenience in mind. Services offered include:

  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
  • Digital Mammography

The Southern Ocean Centers for Health: The Southern Ocean Centers for Health, located at 730 Lacey Road in Forked River and at 279 Mathistown Road in Little Egg Harbor offer convenience and ease of access to the following imaging services;

  • X-Ray

Care Locations

  • Health Village Imaging, 1301 Route 72 West, Suite 100, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Southern Ocean Center for Health, 730 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Southern Ocean Center for Health, 279 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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