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New test helps detect early-stage heart disease

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By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR Feb 18, 2017 (0) Debra Randolph doesn’t smoke and walks 3 to 5 miles at a clip, but she also has high blood pressure and a family history of heart disease. When the Orange County ophthalmic technician read about a new test that could evaluate whether she might have early-stage heart disease, she thought …

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Dr. Christopher M. Meyer has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, JANUARY 26, 2017 – Dr. Christopher M. Meyer has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), the largest provider of professional medical imaging services in the region. RAF physicians serve patients at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC, RAF’s interventional radiology practice Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, and offices in Richmond and …

ICD-10 Coding Helpful Hints

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These are provided as a courtesy to provide support for ICD-10 coding • Nuclear Medicine Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or neoplasm class/specifics Abdominal and chest pain acceptable – Quadrant specification recommended Nausea alone insufficient; nausea and vomiting insufficient Diarrhea not covered; Diarrhea with abdominal pain acceptable if appropriate • Fluoroscopy Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or specific site Dysphagia …

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Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill Develops Specialized Children’s Imaging Services

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Children are not the same as adults, physically or emotionally. Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill recognizes the differences, providing pediatric imaging services that ensure its youngest patients receive “child-size” doses, extra precautions, and special attention. “People do not have to drive to the Washington area or Richmond for pediatric imaging services. We have them right here,” noted Trisha Sumner, facility …

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Local Heart Attack Prevention Screening Receives Accreditation

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Coronary Calcium Scoring Tests Are Key to Efforts Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) has earned international accreditation through the National Heart Health Program© for its calcium scoring screening tests, said Ed Swager, CEO of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Coronary calcium scoring – also known as heart scan screening – is a fast, painless CT scan that enables physicians to …

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Do You Have Leg Pain and Fatigue, Or Visible Varicose Veins?

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You may have superficial venous reflux disease. Our board-certified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) provide minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins. Cause of Varicose Veins Veins have one-way valves that close to prevent the blood from pooling at the ankles. When the valves are damaged or become stretched out, the blood leaks …

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Early detection test for heart disease

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From The Free Lance-Star: For more than 50 percent of adults, their first symptom of coronary artery disease is a heart attack. The National Heart Health Program is trying to change that, and recently certified Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg to administer a test to check for the presence of calcium in coronary arteries before symptoms develop. See story…

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Letter to the editor about heart screening

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Dr. Keith Roach’s syndicated column in The Free Lance–Star on June 28 does not reflect the opinions of all medical professionals. Heart scan screenings—known as coronary calcium scoring—benefit patients by revealing plaque build-up in the blood vessels of the heart. Plaque is often a warning sign of future heart attacks and strokes. That is why calcium scoring is offered locally …