Dr. Alan Heideman

Diagnostic Radiology
Maplewood, NJ
36 years experience male

Locations

Millburn Medical Imaging, P.A.

Maplewood, NJ

Address

2130 Millburn Avenue, Suite A8, Maplewood, NJ
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(973) 912-0444

About

Bio

Medical Director in a private practice with all imaging modalities. Formerly Director of Imaging at a major teaching hospital. Division Head of the MRI department. Taught radiology residents in training with lectures, conferences and reading cases side by side. Clinical Certified Densitometrist (Bone Density Examinations) Registered Vascular Technologist

Specialties
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Diagnostic Radiology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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32 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Probably ok: Breast pain is common, especially before your period. I would wait until after your period, and see what happens. It usually disappears. However, bre... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Little: 8 days is too early to see much of anything. You may have a little free fluid lying in your pelvis from the ovulation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
US, MRI: Ultrasound (US) is excellent for evaluating tendons, including all the issues that you have mentioned. Depending on the tendon, some can be more diffi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Possible herniation: An xray of the thoracic spine can be perfectly normal and a disc herniation may still be present. Similarly, a CT may be normal. An MRI is much more ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Accurate: I assume you mean a pregnancy US? It is very accurate in terms of identifying and dating a pregnancy. Please be more specific with regards to what in... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Yes.: 9 mm appendix is abnormal and indicative of appendicitis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
CT Scan: Sound like you need a CT SCAN TO FURTHER EVALUATE THE LUNGS FOR OTHER PROCESSES THAT COULD CAUSE DIMINISHED BREATH SOUNDS.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Yes.: Should have baby with good heartbeat. Heartbeats are always seen at 6 weeks. This is a miscarriage, technically called a missed abortion.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Yes.: Yes, unless it is very small.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Need further testing: The liver size is normal. Increased echotexture may be seen with a wide range of liver diseases. However, most commonly it is secondary to fatty infil... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Many causes: Most common causes are bleeding due to lack of ovulation (anovulatory bleeding), adenomyosis (where the uterine lining is misplaced and located in the... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Sometimes: Anything can cause a stress or tension headache. Especially if you have OCD, there are even more situations which may cause stress and anxiety, and su... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
No.: Mildly coarse is consistent with slight fatty infiltration of the liver add the biopsy showed. US is not very useful for quantifying the amount of fat... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Benign: Echogenic nodules are a common appearance of a liver hemangioma. This is a very common, benign tumor of the liver usually found incidentally when eval... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Large: The gland is enlarged. Usually benign caused by hyperplasia, usually as a reaction to some medicine or systemic process/illness. Could be a tumor. If ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Should check it out: Compression fractures in the spine were not caused by the "spinal" from your C-section. They are often seen in post menopausal women who have osteopor... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Don't worry: Polyps are very common and rarely cause symptoms. Sometimes they are a manifestation of a disorder called adenomyomatosis. This also usually does not ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Arthritis: Could be from many things. Degenerative disease or arthritis in the back is one of the more common reasons. You may benefit from an MRI of your lower ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Probably not: Fibroids are benign tumors. While not dangerous, when they enlarge, they can press on the bladder and give a constant and increased feeling to urinat... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Possible: "Bile" is made by the liver and contained in the gallbladder. It helps digest and absorb fat, and is released into the intestine when you eat fatty fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
No: Incidental cyst, small, of no consequence. Many people have incidental cysts. They are fairly common on imaging exams, and are nothing to worry about.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Most of the time: Usually it does. Most of the time it will show the tumor outright; some very benign or slow growing tumors may be very difficult to see without contra... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Sometimes: Yes, usually painful. Could be dull pain which you may not associate with a fracture. Important to have correct treatment so the fracture doesn't prog... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Some: Like all imaging centers, there is a variation in the types of exams they perform. While most imaging centers perform the basic radiology procedures l... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Need more info: "Unwell" is a very non-specific term. You need to provide more information. In what way? What type of symptoms.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Probable Goiter: I assume this is the thyroid gland. Often the the gland enlarges and contains numerous nodules representing various entities. This is referred to as a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Usually nothing: There are many reasons for FLAIR periventricular hyperintensity. Usually, especially in older people, it means changes in the blood vessels in the bra... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Wrong term?: Never heard of a "throat hernia." Perhaps your physician said "hiatal hernia?" This is commonly seen on a chest xray. It is often incidental but may ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Depends: Brain lesion is nonspecific. Could be anything, from no significance, to something serious. Need full report and/or further testing.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
No.: Always need prescription if insurance pays. Some places may do it if you pay for it yourself, but this is unethical. Need to have a doctor to send the... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
MAybe: A nodule is a generic term for any type of mass. It is totally nonspecific, usually evaluated by other means to find out exactly what it is. A metasta... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Nonhealing: Sounds like the fracture is not healing or fusing on its own. You would need to consult an orthopedist as for the best method of treatment.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Possible adenomyosis: Not sure what the marble in the throat means. Probably unrelated. The description of the ultrasounds sounds like a condition called adenomyosis, whic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Insignificant: Calcified granulomas are incidental findings often discovered on imaging exams. It is likely from an old infection or other insult, usually one of whi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 36 years experience
Unrelated: The kidney stone is likely unrelated to your symptoms. You need to be evaluated further with additional tests.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heideman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heideman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thankyou so much. a lot of the big words didn't make any sense to me. the doc just gave me the letter and said I need a ct scan in 6 months.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Doctors have arranged for a MRI scab and hopefully should know more th
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1992

Awards

Voted NJ Best Doctors 2014, 2015
American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, New Brunswick Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College Of Radiology
Radiological Society Of North America
Radiological Society of New Jersey
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