As a small facility we pride ourselves on “going the extra mile” when it comes to our patients. We offer a level of service that a larger facility simply couldn’t manage.
Our staff genuinely cares about our patients, and tries their best to make sure your needs are satisfied.
Here at our Route 46 location, we are proud to offer the following testing:
- 3D Wide-Angle Mammography with Tomosynthesis
- 128 Slice CT Scan
- 1.5 Tesla High field MRI
- Bone Density (DEXA)
- Digital X-ray
Open 3T MRI of North Jersey is located in the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a full service acute care hospital that offers a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services, including 24-hour emergency medical and surgical services. The 40-acre campus in the rolling hills of Hackettstown serves the healthcare needs of individuals who live and work in Warren, western Morris, southern Sussex and northern Hunterdon counties. HRMC is a member of the worldwide Adventist Healthcare System.
Our TrueForm magnet with gradient design fits the true form of the human body. This results in larger imaging volume compared to conventional designs, higher image quality in all body regions due to its innovative hardware technology as well as new application and processing features.
According to Clay Hinrichs M.D., (one of our Board Certified radiologists who also holds a fellowship in MRI) from the patients perspective, the new 3T MRI will provide the following:
- Faster examinations with Parallel Imaging. Patients will spend less time in the MRI scanner, but with high confidence in the image quality of their exam.
- Ultra-light weight Matrix coils for less discomfort compared to other MRI machines.
- Feet-first positioning in addition to our wide 70 cm Open Bore enables easy examinations for claustrophobic, anxious, or large patients.
We pride ourselves on being a home town facility, here to meet the needs of our community. We do our best every day to serve you and the friends and family you care about. We look forward to helping this community become a healthier Hackettstown, one patient at a time!
Our center features the Hitachi AIRIS II, an Open MRI that is spacious, quiet and meets the needs of claustrophobic patients, unlike other traditional MRI machines.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Hackettstown Diagnostic Imaging (HDI) features a Hitachi AIRIS II Open-Air MRI. Our MRI is open on all four sides so you will not feel confined. This design helps meet the needs of all patients – children, seniors, oversized persons, and those who suffer from the anxiety of confined spaces. It is spacious enough for a child to be imaged with a parent or guardian lying alongside for comfort and support.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of obtaining detailed pictures, or images, of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field while harmless radio waves are turned on and off. This causes the body to emit its own weak radio signals which vary according to tissue characteristics. These signals are picked up by a sensitive antenna and fed to a computer which produces detailed images of the body for interpretation by our staff of board certified radiologists and then reported to your physician.
MRI is also versatile, with the ability to image most parts of the body for effective and efficient evaluation of:
- Brain Disorders
- Traumatic injuries
- Eye abnormalities
- Tumor detection
- Liver and other abdominal diseases
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Facial and/or neck abnormalities
- Blood flow and vessel disorders
CAT Scans or “CT”
Hackettstown Diagnostic Imaging (HDI) features Computerized Axial Tomography, or CAT scans. CAT scan technology is a special form of X-ray which can produce “3-D” images enabling non-invasive imaging of abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, abscesses or degenerated tissue deep within the body. Unlike conventional X-rays, the computer technology of a CT scan allows the “pictures” taken of your internal organs to be taken from numerous angles, and then digitally reconstructed, allowing doctors to see the slightest irregularity.
CAT scans are ideal for monitoring a patient’s progress during and after a procedure.
Ultrasound (US) imaging is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and thus determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus.
Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder. It’s also very useful in vascular imaging. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the movement of internal tissues and organs, and enable physicians to see blood flow.
There are times when an MRI or a CAT scan isn’t necessary. Often, minor cases may call for traditional X-rays and Hackettstown Diagnostic Imaging (HDI) is a full-service X-ray facility. Our professional staff is on the premises to give you complete, professional care. Our scheduling process makes getting an X-ray for minor injuries or illness very convenient. We accept appointments for X-rays as well as walk in patients.