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Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty Provide Rapid Relief For Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures

In 2009, Case Studies, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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Imaging Update

In 2009, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

New Picture Archive Communication System Bridges Distance Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is launching a new Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) this fall. It will enable radiologists and clinicians to view complex medical images and

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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists

In 2009, Bindal, Gleason, Newsletter, Sethi, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

RAF Hires Four New Radiologists Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has added four board-certified radiologists to its practice, which now totals 29 physicians with extensive training covering all medical imaging subspecialties. Ed Swager, chief executive officer for RAF, attributes the practice’s recent growth to a number of factors. “We are expanding services to a growing population while, at the same time, …

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Vascular Surgeon Joins Practice

In 2009, D’Addio, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) and its parent group, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) Ltd., announce that Victor J. D’Addio, M.D., FACS, has joined the practice. Dr. D’Addio is the Fredericksburg area’s only board-certified vascular surgeon. Together, the practice

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Digital Mammography Increases Accuracy The Imaging Center for Women converted from analog mammography to digital mammography in October 2007. Since then, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has reported the enhanced ability to visualize low-density calcifications in high-density breasts. Mammogram films of high-density

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Ask one of the newest members of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg what he finds most exciting about the field of radiology, and you won’t hear about any one area of clinical interests, cases or research. Dr. Neil Patil enjoys it all.

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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Upgrades at several outpatient medical imaging centers are expanding testing options for referring physicians, improving diagnostic image quality, and helping meet increased demand for imaging studies, said Ed Swager, chief executive officer of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF).

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Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) report success over the past two years in treating acute deep vein thrombosis patients with isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (IPMT), a procedure that disintegrates blood clots more rapidly than traditional therapies.

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How do I schedule imaging tests for my patients? There are several ways to schedule an appointment. You may call (540) 741-XRAY (9729) to schedule an appointment. You may fax your appointment request to (540) 741-7679. You may also schedule your patient’s radiological exams online via the scheduling portal. To obtain access to the scheduling portal, please contact Erika Brooks, …

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In an age of specialists, Dr. Larry Southworth is a true Renaissance Man. He is not only a physician; he is also a painter, musician, antique collector, world traveler, and devoted grandfather. Board certified in diagnostic radiology, Dr. Southworth has practiced at Radiologic Associates of

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When the overhead paging system at Mary Washington Hospital announces “Code Yellow,” emergency and trauma specialists spring into action. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s (RAF’s) on-site radiologist dedicated to emergency and trauma cases is critical to their response.

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The Imaging Center for Women (ICW) is moving to an expanded and improved facility. In July, the center will officially relocate from its current location, on the first and third floors of the Tompkins-Martin office building adjacent to Mary Washington Hospital, to the new Center for Women, also on

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When medical images must be interpreted on nights and weekends for urgent cases, many radiology practices in the United States outsource this responsibility. The American College of Radiology estimates that about half of all U.S. radiology practices use external, outsourced teleradiology

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John D. Statler, MD, interventional radiologist at VIVA, was named Physician of the Quarter (1st Quarter) by Mary Washington Healthcare. Dr. Statler was acknowledged for his leadership in providing high- quality care; his continuous outreach in improving community health; and his personable interaction and sense of humor that help promote a positive work environment.

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For Dr. David W. Scott III, medicine is all in the family. His father, Dr. David W. Scott, Jr., practiced internal medicine in Fredericksburg for 35 years. His mother was a nurse. His great-uncle, Dr. Sidney L. Scott, had a practice in Fredericksburg for many years.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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3D/4D ultrasound advancements, and a powerful 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, will be introduced to the Fredericksburg area in 2011 through the combined efforts of Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Both technologies will

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Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has partnered with the Image Gently Campaign to increase awareness of opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children. Image Gently is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

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When Dr. Donald Allen envisioned a career while growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, medicine was far off his radar. “I wanted to be an attorney,” he remembers. “My senior year in high school, I was part of a debate team that made it to the Southeastern finals. I was certain that law was my calling.”

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“In addition to shrinking fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can also improve several kinds of lower urinary tract problems in women that are specifically caused by those fibroids, said researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s recent scientific meeting,” reported the May 2011 edition

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Speed is essential for communicating critical results. At Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) — www.vivassociates.com — ultrasound-guided thyroid nodule biopsy procedures are scheduled quickly, with results communicated rapidly to referring physicians.

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Radiologists have used PET/CT technology for more than a decade to help referring physicians diagnose and monitor many types of cancer. Recently, local PET/CT capabilities at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of

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When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic

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At Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), social responsibility is a core value. In 2010, the physician partners in RAF provided over $1.7 million of charity care to patients in the greater Fredericksburg area. RAF along with other local healthcare providers also are reaching out

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Many children know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. But young George Fish had the opposite experience. “Everything was interesting to me,” he explains. “If it were possible, I would have enjoyed working in a series of jobs, for example, pilot, lawyer, forest ranger, professor.” He found

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VIVA Moves to Lee’s Hill Facility, Enhancing Patient Services and Comfort In a move that has more than doubled its space, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) has relocated to the Professional Plaza of Lee’s Hill. VIVA is the interventional radiology and vascular

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It may be the best-kept “secret” in North Stafford. Although many people in the region have not yet heard of Medical Imaging of North Stafford, the facility expects to treat nearly 15,000 patients in 2012. “I don’t know how many times we have spoken with patients and referring physicians who are

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Check-in paperwork is becoming a thing of the past for patients at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA). VIVA will begin introducing the Phreesia™ check-in system to patients in the next few months, said

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Shortly after Dr. Michael J. Hewitt, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, launched his career with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 1982, he was advised of RAF’s belief in the “Five A’s” of best practices in radiology: accuracy, availability, accountability, affability, and affordability.

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg’s Imaging Center for Women has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is a partnership between Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) and Mary Washington Healthcare.

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The new computer tablet check-in system at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), believed to be the first of its kind in the area, has received an overwhelmingly positive patient response since its introduction in late May, said Jennifer Dawson, NP-C, VIVA director.

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When Dr. Thomas T. Medsker, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, was a ninth grader in Elyria, Ohio, he was asked to write an essay on a classic topic: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” He envisioned a future in medicine and made good on his aspiration, obtaining his undergraduate

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Legs for Life screenings across the nation raise awareness about vascular disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. At this year’s Legs for Life held at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg on Sept. 29, medical organizations provided free screenings to evaluate patients for peripheral arterial

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s Web site, www.rafimaging.com, has been redesigned for easier navigation, with added information of value to referring physicians, patients, and the community.

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When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties?

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Diagnostic radiologists are best known for their behind-the-scenes interpretation of medical imaging test results. Yet their collaboration with other medical specialists is equally critical to patient care. David L. Glasser, MD, president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), said he and the

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Catherine D. Buhler, MD, a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Buhler is serving patients at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

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A native Virginian, Dr. James Dean Sprinkle, Jr., a board-certified radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), grew up in Danville with three older sisters. He likes to clarify that he was named after his father, a thoracic surgeon, rather than the legendary actor James Dean.

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For Jeri Phillips of Spotsylvania, what began as a doctor’s appointment to discuss spider vein treatments led to the discovery of a potentially dangerous blood clot – and a genetic condition that increases her susceptibility to forming clots. She later learned that the condition affects both her

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Many referring physicians in the region who order imaging tests for patients fax their prescriptions to one of four outpatient centers of Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (Medical Imaging). Early this year, the centers introduced a smarter system for handling faxed requests — one that improves Medical

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Dr. James Schuster has been with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) for 12 years. A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, he has additional fellowship training in neuroradiology. Dr. Schuster grew up in suburban Philadelphia. His early plans were to follow his father’s career path

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An influential advisory group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, has recommended yearly low-dose CT screening for people who are at high risk for lung cancer. “Modeling evidence suggests an annual screening program starting at age 55 years and ending at

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Dr. John J. McLaughlin, a board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), is a man of many dimensions. He is a medical missionary, meditation instructor, Eastern philosophy enthusiast, classical guitarist, and father of two grown

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For many area residents, commuting is a way of life. This is especially true in Stafford County, where the average commute to work is 40 minutes, and nearly 28% of residents travel 60 minutes or more to reach their offices, according to estimates from the latest U.S. Census Bureau American Community

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Deepak Raghavan, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in response to the increasing volume of neuroradiology imaging studies handled by the practice, RAF CEO Ed Swager recently announced. Neuroradiology studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and

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Congratulations to Mary Washington Healthcare and its patients on the appointment of Dr. Michael McDermott as the new CEO of the health system.

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Liaison Service Will Enhance Consultations Like many diagnostic radiologists, the physicians of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd. (RAF) rotate among several outpatient imaging centers and hospitals. Unlike most radiology

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Natalie G. Chan, MD, a board- certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Chan is practicing at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

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From his earliest days in the classroom, Dr. Kevin R. Perusse, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), was captivated by the life sciences. When his father, a career military officer, moved the family to Panama for three years while Dr. Perusse was still

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Stephanie J.Nichols, MBA, RVT, a vascular technologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, recently had an article published in the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound that underscores the need for two different tests when evaluating patients after arterial bypass graft procedures.

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A state-of-the-art computer tablet check-  in system has reduced the time it takes patients to register at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg centers by more than 50% and generated other improvements recently honored with a top local award.

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Dr. Aye Min, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), received his initial medical training in Burma, his home country. Starting in 1988, in the midst of political unrest, he served for three years with a volunteer army of student activists fighting against

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Medicare  Patients  Already Benefiting A low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening test that has been shown to significantly reduce deaths from the nation’s leading cancer killer, lung cancer, has become more affordable for high-risk patients.

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Imaging Center for Women (ICW) patients will soon have the option of receiving digital breast tomosynthesis mammograms, an imaging advance especially beneficial for women with dense breasts, said ICW Director Roni Talukdar, MD. He added that the center’s new breast tomosynthesis

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Suzanne Shelling, PA-C, MPAS, of Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) has become the first physician assistant in Virginia to complete the extensive requirements for using fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy involves taking real-time X-rays for numerous purposes including guidance of

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) ranks among the 100 largest privately owned radiology practices in the U.S., Radiology Business Journal announced in its December issue. The journal’s “Radiology 100” ranking for 2014 named RAF the 85th-largest privately owned radiology practice in the nation, based on the number of full-time equivalent radiologists: 29,

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John D. Statler, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

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Nearly 80% of U.S. employees have a health plan requiring they pay at least $1,200 of medical expenses annually before insurance contributes its share. An astounding 40% have high-deductible health plans with larger obligations, noted Ed Swager, CEO of Radiologic Associates of

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Most women have heard about the life-saving benefits of yearly mammograms for women ages 40and older. Multiple research studies have shown that mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable, stages, noted Roni Talukdar, MD, a breast imaging

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When Dr. George Sofis, a board- certified diagnostic radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, started college at Duke University, he wanted to be an environmental engineer. But his career direction took a sharp turn. “My best friends were going into medicine,” he said. “Their

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Radiologic Associates of Virginia (RAF) is pleased to announce that Samer Hijaz MD, a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with deep roots in Virginia, has joined the practice. RAF interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons serve patients at Virginia Interventional &

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Dr. Statler grew up in Newark, Delaware with the intention of becoming an English teacher. However, that changed while attending Johns Hopkins University. “I decided there was a bigger picture for my life,” he said. He went on to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia on a four-year scholarship with the US Army and then completed his medical training at Walter …

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Frazier didn’t plan on becoming a physician. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in finance. After four years working as a commercial lender, he says ““I decided I wanted to do more with my life. There was symmetry in transitioning from helping people with their fiscal health to helping people with their physical health.” Along …

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) is pleased to welcome Jaime All, MD, to its practice. Dr. All is a board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional radiologist who specializes in minimally invasive endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease, deep vein thrombosis,

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) facilities are the region’s high-value providers of medical imaging tests based on three key measures: customer satisfaction, clinical quality, and average costs, reported Ed Swager, CEO of

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Imaging Center for Women results show 3D mammograms increased cancer detection by 33% and reduced callbacks for additional testing by 34%. The center invested in 3D mammography in 2015 based on national research studies reporting

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Prostate artery embolization is a new, minimally invasive treatment for men with severe cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who have other conditions that make traditional surgery risky. Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) plan to offer the

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A fast treatment now available at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can relieve migraines and other chronic headaches for days, weeks, or months in many patients, announced Jaime All, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with the group. VIVA is the

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Liver ultrasound elastography is a painless, new test available at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg. It can detect and evaluate liver fibrosis in patients with Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and other biliary disorders. It is an alternative to more invasive liver biopsies for

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) has opened a new location in Stafford. It is located on Stafford Hospital grounds and provides patients in the community with a greater level of convenience in their medical care. “With the growth in population and in the number of doctors in the Stafford area, we felt like it was important to provide a …

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The new physician Director of MRI for Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) started as a board-certified, fellowship-trained neuroradiologist many years ago, but his love for where he works and what he does hasn’t changed. “Everyone works well with each other. I love the team environment, it’s been perfect,” Dr. Vishal Bindal said of his colleagues. Dr. Bindal has traveled to …

Nutcracker Syndrome is a rare condition, but its rarity doesn’t make it any less painful or difficult to deal with. The syndrome involves the compression or narrowing of the renal vein, which causes the slowing of blood flow from the left kidney. This then presents as abdominal pain and discomfort, or groin pain and pelvic pain. The symptoms are part …

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When it comes to women’s health, medical imaging plays a crucial and integral part. For the women in the Stafford region, the Imaging Center for Women (ICW) in North Stafford will offer high-tech, world class medical imaging services with the same exceptional customer service they have received at the Fredericksburg ICW location. ICW North Stafford is located at 125 Woodstream …

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Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software has long been a part of the medical community, providing vital tools to assist physicians and their teams in making informative, swift decisions. From diagnostic support to patient data reports, CDS has aided physicians in all specialties. New proposed Federal rulings for Medicare are about to change requirements for use of CDS systems. According to …

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An advanced treatment for cancerous liver tumors– yttrium-90 (Y-90) radio embolization – will be introduced in the Fredericksburg area later this year. Y-90 radio embolization is a form of selective internal radiation therapy, a minimally invasive

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC plans to launch the Imaging Center for Women at North Stafford this summer. The new center will be adjacent to the imaging group’s Medical Imaging Center of North Stafford, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing advanced imaging services to

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According to current Medicare regulations, starting January 1, 2018, providers who order advanced outpatient imaging tests for Medicare patients must first consult with an approved clinical decision support (CDS) system or the studies will not be covered, reported Edwin Swager, CEO of

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After his first rotation in medical school, Dr. Narinder Sethi was, in his words, “hooked on radiology.” “It felt a lot like detective work, figuring out what was going on with the patient clinically, matching it with the imaging, and determining a diagnosis. I also enjoyed working with all aspects of the body and

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Chronic migraine sufferers are finding relief through a quick and painless outpatient procedure known as SphenoCath. SphenoCath, short for sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) catheter, is a patented method of delivering a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block. SPG is delivered through a flexible catheter that is roughly the diameter of spaghetti pasta. After applying topical anesthetic, the SphenoCath is inserted through the nose. …

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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle cells in the uterus. The tumors are not dangerous and do not spread within the body. Women with uterine fibroids may have symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pain or pressure in the abdomen or pelvis, enlargement of the abdomen, constipation, frequent urination, or painful intercourse. Most women learn of …

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Last year, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) installed a leading-edge advanced PET/CT unit at their Fredericksburg location. The proprietary technology in the new unit facilitates the assessment of the location, extent, and severity of disease with a speed and accuracy that did not previously exist. This higher level of imaging and diagnostic accuracy is accomplished with an even lower dose …

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Since childhood, Dr. Hwang wanted to be a doctor. It was a dream his parents strongly encouraged. Dr. Hwang’s parents emigrated from Taiwan so that his father could pursue a Master’s in Mineral Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Ph.D. at Penn State. Dr. Hwang was born in Arizona and shortly thereafter moved to Lakeland, FL, where …

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VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, Jan. 19, 2021 – Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes two new Radiologists to the practice: Dr. Devin Vaswani and Dr. Rekha Kishore. Dr. Vaswani completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, MO before moving on to his fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention at New York University Langone Medical …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUG. 6, 2020 – Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes three new radiologists to the practice: Drs. Paul Mathew, Jacqueline Alvarez, and Alex Skidmore. All three are board eligible in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Mathew completed his fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System. He will be serving patients at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg and hospital locations. Dr. …

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Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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After rigorous coursework and exams, Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. became the first physician in the Fredericksburg region to earn Board Certification in aesthetic medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). This makes Dr. Doherty the recipient of triple Board Certification. In addition to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Doherty is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in …

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Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

January 1, 2020, marked the start of the implementation phase for changes to Clinical Decision Support. The new mandate for Medicare and Medicaid patients requires referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services (ADIS) including CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has worked proactively with Mary Washington Healthcare to …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is pleased to announce the addition of two radiologists, Drs. Nisha Alle and Gustavo Elias. Nisha Alle, MD completed a fellowship in mammography/breast imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. Dr. Alle’s residency in Diagnostic Radiology was performed at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following an internship …

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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has added four board-certified radiologists to its practice, which now totals 29 physicians with extensive training covering all medical imaging subspecialties. Ed Swager, chief executive officer for RAF, attributes the practice’s recent growth to a number of factors. “We are expanding services to a growing population while, at the same time, …

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Diagnostic radiologists are best known for their behind-the-scenes interpretation of medical imaging test results. Yet their collaboration with other medical specialists is equally critical to patient care. David L. Glasser, MD, president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), said he and the

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Catherine D. Buhler, MD, a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Buhler is serving patients at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

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Most women have heard about the life-saving benefits of yearly mammograms for women ages 40and older. Multiple research studies have shown that mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable, stages, noted Roni Talukdar, MD, a breast imaging

Multiple large, randomized, prospective studies – considered the gold standard of research – show that annual Affordable Care Act mandate coverage of yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Yet women may be delaying their mammograms due to conflicting recommendations they are hearing in the news, according to breast imaging specialists with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). The doctors are concerned …

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Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

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Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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When the overhead paging system at Mary Washington Hospital announces “Code Yellow,” emergency and trauma specialists spring into action. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s (RAF’s) on-site radiologist dedicated to emergency and trauma cases is critical to their response.

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When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic

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Stephanie J.Nichols, MBA, RVT, a vascular technologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, recently had an article published in the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound that underscores the need for two different tests when evaluating patients after arterial bypass graft procedures.

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Dr. Natalie G. Chan, a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Chan is practicing at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

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Dr. Victor J. D’Addio, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Vascular Surgeon at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), just returned last week from a medical mission trip in Haiti with the organization Mission of Hope. During his four days in Haiti, Dr. D’Addio treated 33 patients. As a former military doctor who completed his surgical residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, …

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When Dr. Victor D’Addio, one of the only two Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Vascular Surgeons in the Fredericksburg region, joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, he immediately fell in love with his new job. “The environment is awesome,” Dr. D’Addio said of RAF. “It’s just a good group—well-run and a community of outstanding physicians.” Dr. D’Addio grew up …

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) and its parent group, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) Ltd., announce that Victor J. D’Addio, M.D., FACS, has joined the practice. Dr. D’Addio is the Fredericksburg area’s only board-certified vascular surgeon. Together, the practice

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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also referred to as uterine artery embolization, is gaining increased attention as an alternative to hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Authoritative medical reports indicate it is safe, effective and increasingly covered by insurance.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Legs for Life, held earlier this fall at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, tested 110 residents of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Colonial Beach, and Richmond for vascular conditions. The fifth annual event was sponsored locally by Virginia Interventional & Vascular

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When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties?

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From ultrasound tests to complex vascular procedures, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) provides patients with comprehensive services that assist in preventing strokes. One of the main causes of stroke is carotid artery stenosis, which is a buildup of plaque in the carotid artery in the neck supplying blood to the brain. VIVA offers screening, diagnosis, and management for this …

  When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties? The answer was “no.” Dr. D’Addio moved his vascular surgery practice to RAF’s interventional radiology and vascular program, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), because …

        Victor J. D’Addio, MD and Larry Koenig, MD, the Fredericksburg area’s only board-certified, fellowship-trained vascular surgeons, have been recognized in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors list in the February issue. Dr. D’Addio and Dr. Koenig are part of Virginia Interventional & Vascular Services (VIVA). “Along with asking all the doctors in Northern Virginia who, in their …

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When the overhead paging system at Mary Washington Hospital announces “Code Yellow,” emergency and trauma specialists spring into action. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s (RAF’s) on-site radiologist dedicated to emergency and trauma cases is critical to their response.

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Deepak Raghavan, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in response to the increasing volume of neuroradiology imaging studies handled by the practice, RAF CEO Ed Swager recently announced. Neuroradiology studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Daryle L. Darden, a board-certified, fellowship-trained neuro-radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), knew he wanted to be a physician. The question was what kind of physician. He shadowed doctors in high school and explored a variety of

In March, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) and Mary Washington Healthcare, began a trial program of IntelliSpace PACS Anywhere, a new product from Philips Medical. The new product expands RAF’s remote access capabilities from desktop computers to mobile devices, in a manner that is a vast improvement over prior products. According to Daryle L. Darden, MD, RAF is serving as …

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Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare services are more important than ever. Though the pandemic has instilled some fear in patients and is causing them to avoid medical services, we want our patients to know it is crucial that women do not skip or delay their screening mammogram appointments. Now, with COVID-19 vaccination rolling out across the nation, women are …

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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2020

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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After rigorous coursework and exams, Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. became the first physician in the Fredericksburg region to earn Board Certification in aesthetic medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). This makes Dr. Doherty the recipient of triple Board Certification. In addition to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Doherty is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in …

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Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …

Nutcracker Syndrome is a rare condition, but its rarity doesn’t make it any less painful or difficult to deal with. The syndrome involves the compression or narrowing of the renal vein, which causes the slowing of blood flow from the left kidney. This then presents as abdominal pain and discomfort, or groin pain and pelvic pain. The symptoms are part …

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Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also referred to as uterine artery embolization, is gaining increased attention as an alternative to hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Authoritative medical reports indicate it is safe, effective and increasingly covered by insurance.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are

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Speed is essential for communicating critical results. At Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) — www.vivassociates.com — ultrasound-guided thyroid nodule biopsy procedures are scheduled quickly, with results communicated rapidly to referring physicians.

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In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) added Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) to its list of outpatient offerings in August of 2018. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Gustavo Elias, conducted the very first PAE procedure in the Fredericksburg region with great success. “I felt very compelled to bring this procedure to the area,” …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is pleased to announce the addition of two radiologists, Drs. Nisha Alle and Gustavo Elias. Nisha Alle, MD completed a fellowship in mammography/breast imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. Dr. Alle’s residency in Diagnostic Radiology was performed at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following an internship …

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University of Virginia
University of Kansas
Joined RAF:1966
Retired: 1998

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Medical College of Virginia
Duke University
Joined RAF: 1970
Retired: 2011

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University of Miami
University of Virginia
Joined RAF: 1977

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Medical College of Virginia
Medical University of South Carolina
Joined RAF: 1988

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University of Maryland
Georgetown University
Joined RAF: 1991

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University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland
Joined RAF: 1997

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare services are more important than ever. Though the pandemic has instilled some fear in patients and is causing them to avoid medical services, we want our patients to know it is crucial that women do not skip or delay their screening mammogram appointments. Now, with COVID-19 vaccination rolling out across the nation, women are …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Snyder 10401 Spotsylvania Ave., Suite 200 Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 361-1000 FREDERICKSBURG, VA – July 8, 2019 – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) and Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) took first and second place respectively for the “Best Medical Imaging” awards in the 2019 “Best of the Burg” contest. This yearly contest, sponsored by …

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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle cells in the uterus. The tumors are not dangerous and do not spread within the body. Women with uterine fibroids may have symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pain or pressure in the abdomen or pelvis, enlargement of the abdomen, constipation, frequent urination, or painful intercourse. Most women learn of …

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Last year, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) installed a leading-edge advanced PET/CT unit at their Fredericksburg location. The proprietary technology in the new unit facilitates the assessment of the location, extent, and severity of disease with a speed and accuracy that did not previously exist. This higher level of imaging and diagnostic accuracy is accomplished with an even lower dose …

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VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) offers state-of-the-art preventative screenings that are improving lives. With the latest technology, Health Scan provides patients with effective prevention and the best early detection. The Health Scan program began with three groundbreaking preventative scans: Lung Scan, 3D mammography, and Heart Scan. Lung Scan MIF is the home of our region’s expertise in administering and reading …

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When it comes to women’s health, medical imaging plays a crucial and integral part. For the women in the Stafford region, the Imaging Center for Women (ICW) in North Stafford will offer high-tech, world class medical imaging services with the same exceptional customer service they have received at the Fredericksburg ICW location. ICW North Stafford is located at 125 Woodstream …

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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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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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An influential advisory group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, has recommended yearly low-dose CT screening for people who are at high risk for lung cancer. “Modeling evidence suggests an annual screening program starting at age 55 years and ending at

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Frazier didn’t plan on becoming a physician. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in finance. After four years working as a commercial lender, he says ““I decided I wanted to do more with my life. There was symmetry in transitioning from helping people with their fiscal health to helping people with their physical health.” Along …

An influential advisory group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, has recommended yearly low-dose CT screening for people who are at high risk for lung cancer. “Modeling evidence suggests an annual screening program starting at age 55 years and ending at age 80 years (among current or former smokers with a 30 pack-year smoking history and less than15 years since …

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Interventional Radiologists Treat Pain at the Source Pain management is a significant medical and economic issue. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study finds chronic pain affects at least 116 million American adults, more than the total affected by

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Legs for Life, held earlier this fall at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, tested 110 residents of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Colonial Beach, and Richmond for vascular conditions. The fifth annual event was sponsored locally by Virginia Interventional & Vascular

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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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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 …

Fellowship-trained board certified physicians specializing in minimally invasive diagnosis and treatments. Services include image-guided biopsies, endovascular therapies, pain management, and cancer treatments.

Board-certified vascular surgeons offer a full-service vascular medicine practice offering treatments for carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, wound healing, and varicose veins.

Fellowship-trained and board certified physicians are on site within the hospital 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year to oversee and ensure the highest quality diagnostic medical imaging for Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas.

We are all united with the common goal of providing high quality medical imaging and accurate diagnosis in a timely manner.

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When medical images must be interpreted on nights and weekends for urgent cases, many radiology practices in the United States outsource this responsibility. The American College of Radiology estimates that about half of all U.S. radiology practices use external, outsourced teleradiology

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Working in a hospital emergency department (ED) can make an indelible mark. For Dr. David L. Glasser, it was the catalyst for a career in medicine. In his fourth year at the University of Pennsylvania, while “shadowing” a variety of careers, he volunteered in a local ED. “I saw how, with

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Diagnostic radiologists are best known for their behind-the-scenes interpretation of medical imaging test results. Yet their collaboration with other medical specialists is equally critical to patient care. David L. Glasser, MD, president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), said he and the

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) ranks among the 100 largest privately owned radiology practices in the U.S., Radiology Business Journal announced in its December issue. The journal’s “Radiology 100” ranking for 2014 named RAF the 85th-largest privately owned radiology practice in the nation, based on the number of full-time equivalent radiologists: 29,

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Size Matters, Providing 24/7 Local Radiology Coverage and Access to Major Subspecialties FREDERICKSBURG, VA, November 15, 2016 – For the third straight year, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has been recognized by Radiology Business Journal as one of the nation’s 100 largest privately owned radiology practices. The journal announced its 2016 “Radiology 100” ranking in the October/November issue.

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Diagnostic radiologists are best known for their behind-the-scenes interpretation of medical imaging test results. Yet their collaboration with other medical specialists is equally critical to patient care. David L. Glasser, MD, president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), said he and the practice’s other board-certified, fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologists spend a significant part of each day discussing cases and medical imaging …

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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has added four board-certified radiologists to its practice, which now totals 29 physicians with extensive training covering all medical imaging subspecialties. Ed Swager, chief executive officer for RAF, attributes the practice’s recent growth to a number of factors. “We are expanding services to a growing population while, at the same time, …

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic

Growing up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, just outside Detroit, John Gleason gravitated toward biology courses and pursued his goal of becoming a physician. Today he is a board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). The career choice was a natural one, as health care is his family’s business. He is the son of a dentist and …

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Last year, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) installed a leading-edge advanced PET/CT unit at their Fredericksburg location. The proprietary technology in the new unit facilitates the assessment of the location, extent, and severity of disease with a speed and accuracy that did not previously exist. This higher level of imaging and diagnostic accuracy is accomplished with an even lower dose …

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) offers state-of-the-art preventative screenings that are improving lives. With the latest technology, Health Scan provides patients with effective prevention and the best early detection. The Health Scan program began with three groundbreaking preventative scans: Lung Scan, 3D mammography, and Heart Scan. Lung Scan MIF is the home of our region’s expertise in administering and reading …

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Radiologists have used PET/CT technology for more than a decade to help referring physicians diagnose and monitor many types of cancer. Recently, local PET/CT capabilities at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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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).

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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Radiologic Associates of Virginia (RAF) is pleased to announce that Samer Hijaz MD, a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with deep roots in Virginia, has joined the practice. RAF interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons serve patients at Virginia Interventional &

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VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …

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Prostate artery embolization is a new, minimally invasive treatment for men with severe cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who have other conditions that make traditional surgery risky. Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) plan to offer the

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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Deepak Raghavan, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in response to the increasing volume of neuroradiology imaging studies handled by the practice, RAF CEO Ed Swager recently announced. Neuroradiology studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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Position Summary: The overall objective of the Business Development Manager is to manage the tasks and processes related to the development, implementation, and expansion of opportunities for Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd (RAF) and related entities, referred to as the “Practice”. This includes identifying and organizing data, facilitating communications and coordination of resources, and managing development and implementation of services. …

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Larry Koenig III, MD, was one of those children who was always a tinkerer. Drawn to mathematics and the sciences, he studied chemical and biochemical engineering in his undergrad. “I was fascinated by opening something up and putting it back together,” Dr. Koenig shared. “It turns out, I liked engineering in school, but not in practice.” After five years in …

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties?

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VIVA Moves to Lee’s Hill Facility, Enhancing Patient Services and Comfort In a move that has more than doubled its space, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) has relocated to the Professional Plaza of Lee’s Hill. VIVA is the interventional radiology and vascular

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From ultrasound tests to complex vascular procedures, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) provides patients with comprehensive services that assist in preventing strokes. One of the main causes of stroke is carotid artery stenosis, which is a buildup of plaque in the carotid artery in the neck supplying blood to the brain. VIVA offers screening, diagnosis, and management for this …

  When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties? The answer was “no.” Dr. D’Addio moved his vascular surgery practice to RAF’s interventional radiology and vascular program, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), because …

        Victor J. D’Addio, MD and Larry Koenig, MD, the Fredericksburg area’s only board-certified, fellowship-trained vascular surgeons, have been recognized in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors list in the February issue. Dr. D’Addio and Dr. Koenig are part of Virginia Interventional & Vascular Services (VIVA). “Along with asking all the doctors in Northern Virginia who, in their …

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Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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3D/4D ultrasound advancements, and a powerful 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, will be introduced to the Fredericksburg area in 2011 through the combined efforts of Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Both technologies will

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2020

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A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

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Dr. John J. McLaughlin, a board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), is a man of many dimensions. He is a medical missionary, meditation instructor, Eastern philosophy enthusiast, classical guitarist, and father of two grown

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Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also referred to as uterine artery embolization, is gaining increased attention as an alternative to hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Authoritative medical reports indicate it is safe, effective and increasingly covered by insurance.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are

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At Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), social responsibility is a core value. In 2010, the physician partners in RAF provided over $1.7 million of charity care to patients in the greater Fredericksburg area. RAF along with other local healthcare providers also are reaching out

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Interventional Radiologists Treat Pain at the Source Pain management is a significant medical and economic issue. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study finds chronic pain affects at least 116 million American adults, more than the total affected by

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When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic

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When Dr. Thomas T. Medsker, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, was a ninth grader in Elyria, Ohio, he was asked to write an essay on a classic topic: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” He envisioned a future in medicine and made good on his aspiration, obtaining his undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from the …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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Christopher M. Meyer, MD, has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). 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 Northern Virginia. Dr. Meyer succeeds David L. Glasser, MD, who was president for two four-year terms, the …

  A native of Richmond, VA, Dr. Christopher M. Meyer, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), hadn’t planned on being a doctor. At Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, he majored in business. “It wasn’t until after I graduated from college that I realized that I wanted to go into medicine. Unfortunately, I filled my undergraduate science requirements …

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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2020

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University of Virginia
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Joined RAF: 2015

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University of Mumbai
James Madison University
Joined RAF: 2009

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Radford University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2006

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Greensboro College
George Washington University
Joined RAF: 2001

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Dr. Aye Min, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), received his initial medical training in Burma, his home country. Starting in 1988, in the midst of political unrest, he served for three years with a volunteer army of student activists fighting against

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The Imaging Center for Women (ICW) is moving to an expanded and improved facility. In July, the center will officially relocate from its current location, on the first and third floors of the Tompkins-Martin office building adjacent to Mary Washington Hospital, to the new Center for Women, also on

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Imaging Center for Women (ICW) patients will soon have the option of receiving digital breast tomosynthesis mammograms, an imaging advance especially beneficial for women with dense breasts, said ICW Director Roni Talukdar, MD. He added that the center’s new breast tomosynthesis

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Recent advances in lung and breast cancer screening technologies have enabled earlier cancer detection and improved cancer survival rates. Recent advances in lung and breast cancer screening technologies have enabled earlier cancer detection and improved cancer survival rates. Roni Talukdar, M.D. and Stacy Moulton, M.D. presented new screening guidelines for breast and lung to physicians and prevention advocates at the …

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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A lung cancer screening test now available at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg uses low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) to scan patients with a history of heavy smoking. The test and patient screening criteria are based on the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST),

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Medicare  Patients  Already Benefiting A low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening test that has been shown to significantly reduce deaths from the nation’s leading cancer killer, lung cancer, has become more affordable for high-risk patients.

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When Dr. Stacy Moulton of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) finished college, he spent a summer backpacking around Europe with friends. On that journey, he read a novel that changed his life: John Irving’s Cider House Rules.

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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Fredericksburg, VA, August 12, 2021-Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has announced the arrival of their new dual source CT scanner, which adds to the existing capabilities of its Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technology. Dr. Neil B. Green, physician director of cardiac imaging for Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg says, “Medical Imaging …

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare services are more important than ever. Though the pandemic has instilled some fear in patients and is causing them to avoid medical services, we want our patients to know it is crucial that women do not skip or delay their screening mammogram appointments. Now, with COVID-19 vaccination rolling out across the nation, women are …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, Jan. 19, 2021 – Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes two new Radiologists to the practice: Dr. Devin Vaswani and Dr. Rekha Kishore. Dr. Vaswani completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, MO before moving on to his fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention at New York University Langone Medical …

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUG. 6, 2020 – Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes three new radiologists to the practice: Drs. Paul Mathew, Jacqueline Alvarez, and Alex Skidmore. All three are board eligible in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Mathew completed his fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System. He will be serving patients at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg and hospital locations. Dr. …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is pleased to announce its ranking among the Exemplary 80 in the 2019 group practice survey conducted by Radiology Business Journal (RBJ). This is the 12th annual recognition for Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg by Radiology Business Journal.  RBJ’s survey, previously known as the Radiology 100 survey, was changed to the Exemplary 80 in 2019’s survey, …

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Fredericksburg, VA (PRUnderground) September 30th, 2019. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes three new Radiologists to the practice: Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal and Heather Newman. Dr. Gwaltney is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and completed her women’s imaging fellowship at Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute of Women’s Imaging, after which she joined Radiology of Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Gwaltney will continue …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Snyder 10401 Spotsylvania Ave., Suite 200 Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 361-1000 FREDERICKSBURG, VA – July 8, 2019 – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) and Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) took first and second place respectively for the “Best Medical Imaging” awards in the 2019 “Best of the Burg” contest. This yearly contest, sponsored by …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg applauds the FDA’s new measures to improve breast cancer screening and provide more information to patients. RAF has long been a proponent of these measures and has been implementing them in our mammography facilities for years. Press Release: March 27 2019 – Reprinted from U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA advances landmark policy changes to modernize …

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Fourth Quarter 2022. – Lung scans for smokers–past and present; Don’t go without your mammogram; Radiologist Spotlight Neil Patil, MD, MPH; Testing period extended for appropriate use.

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Third Quarter 2022. – Treatment for painful uterine fibroids is changing lives; Surgeon Spotlight Sadie Ahanchi, MD, FACS; 2022 brings changes to clinical decision support

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Click here to download PDF – Second Quarter 2022. – Prostate artery embolization provides long-term relief for men with an enlarged prostate; Imaging expertise, artificial intelligence speed local stroke response; Radiologists are community partners in diagnosing sports injuries; Radiologist Spotlight – David L. Glasser, MD

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Click here to download PDF – First Quarter 2022. – Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty may provide a solution to a common cause of back pain; Radiologist Spotlight – Samer Hijaz, MD; PET/CT test improves detection of recurring prostate cancer

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Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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After rigorous coursework and exams, Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. became the first physician in the Fredericksburg region to earn Board Certification in aesthetic medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). This makes Dr. Doherty the recipient of triple Board Certification. In addition to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Doherty is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in …

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Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

January 1, 2020, marked the start of the implementation phase for changes to Clinical Decision Support. The new mandate for Medicare and Medicaid patients requires referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services (ADIS) including CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has worked proactively with Mary Washington Healthcare to …

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Ask one of the newest members of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg what he finds most exciting about the field of radiology, and you won’t hear about any one area of clinical interests, cases or research. Dr. Neil Patil enjoys it all.

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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Liver ultrasound elastography is a painless, new test available at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg. It can detect and evaluate liver fibrosis in patients with Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and other biliary disorders. It is an alternative to more invasive liver biopsies for

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From his earliest days in the classroom, Dr. Kevin R. Perusse, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), was captivated by the life sciences. When his father, a career military officer, moved the family to Panama for three years while Dr. Perusse was still

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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April is designated as Cancer Control Month. Cancer Control focuses on reducing the number of people who get cancer, reducing complications from cancer, and decreasing the deaths due to cancer. It uses approaches that have been tested through research to control the number of cancer cases as well as the effects of cancer. Cancer control programs work to find and …

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Virtual Colonoscopy, also referred to as computerized tomography colonography, is an outpatient procedure that utilizes computer technology along with x-rays to provide images of the entire colon. These 3D images have been able to identify 85% of suspicious colon growths in patients with a risk for colorectal cancer. While this type of procedure is not recommended for those who have …

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According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer claims the lives of 40,000 women every year, however women who are regularly screened with a mammogram can reduce the mortality rate by 35%. Those numbers prove that through regular breast screenings, lives can be saved, and Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg has added a new tool to reduce those numbers even further. …

X-ray is the oldest form type of imaging, and where the field of radiology began. It is still the most common of radiology tests. A small dose of radiation is used to produce an x-ray image. X-rays are commonly used to evaluate the chest, abdomen, pelvis, joints and extremities.

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, AUGUST 10, 2021 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Dr. Lynn Ivey to the practice. Dr. Ivey graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in breast imaging there. Dr. Ivey has special interest in complete breast health with emphasis on using imaging modalities to aid in the early …

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Deepak Raghavan, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in response to the increasing volume of neuroradiology imaging studies handled by the practice, RAF CEO Ed Swager recently announced. Neuroradiology studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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Dr. James Schuster has been with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) for 12 years. A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, he has additional fellowship training in neuroradiology. Dr. Schuster grew up in suburban Philadelphia. His early plans were to follow his father’s career path

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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RAF to Collaborate with Multidisciplinary Team at Mary Washington Hospital Many people associate the term “hybrid” with vehicles that have two or more power sources. But the term is also being used to refer to a growing number of high-tech hospital operating rooms (ORs),

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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has added four board-certified radiologists to its practice, which now totals 29 physicians with extensive training covering all medical imaging subspecialties. Ed Swager, chief executive officer for RAF, attributes the practice’s recent growth to a number of factors. “We are expanding services to a growing population while, at the same time, …

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After his first rotation in medical school, Dr. Narinder Sethi was, in his words, “hooked on radiology.” “It felt a lot like detective work, figuring out what was going on with the patient clinically, matching it with the imaging, and determining a diagnosis. I also enjoyed working with all aspects of the body and

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At Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), social responsibility is a core value. In 2010, the physician partners in RAF provided over $1.7 million of charity care to patients in the greater Fredericksburg area. RAF along with other local healthcare providers also are reaching out

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It may be the best-kept “secret” in North Stafford. Although many people in the region have not yet heard of Medical Imaging of North Stafford, the facility expects to treat nearly 15,000 patients in 2012. “I don’t know how many times we have spoken with patients and referring physicians who are

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When Dr. George Sofis, a board- certified diagnostic radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, started college at Duke University, he wanted to be an environmental engineer. But his career direction took a sharp turn. “My best friends were going into medicine,” he said. “Their

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It may be the best-kept “secret” in North Stafford. Although many people in the region have not yet heard of Medical Imaging of North Stafford, the facility expects to treat nearly 15,000 patients in 2012.

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A native Virginian, Dr. James Dean Sprinkle, Jr., a board-certified radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), grew up in Danville with three older sisters. He likes to clarify that he was named after his father, a thoracic surgeon, rather than the legendary actor James Dean.

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Chronic migraine sufferers are finding relief through a quick and painless outpatient procedure known as SphenoCath. SphenoCath, short for sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) catheter, is a patented method of delivering a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block. SPG is delivered through a flexible catheter that is roughly the diameter of spaghetti pasta. After applying topical anesthetic, the SphenoCath is inserted through the nose. …

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Dr. Statler grew up in Newark, Delaware with the intention of becoming an English teacher. However, that changed while attending Johns Hopkins University. “I decided there was a bigger picture for my life,” he said. He went on to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia on a four-year scholarship with the US Army and then completed his medical training at Walter …

In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia Hematology & Oncology Associates, and Virginia Oncology Care, PC, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg is pleased to be involved with the latest services in the treatment of cancer performed by physicians from Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). The outpatient Interventional Radiology services at Mary Washington Hospital will …

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Dr. John Statler, a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd (RAF) and Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA), spoke on the consequences of untreated venous disease at the Virginia Heart and Vascular Institute Symposium on February 24th. Dr. John Statler, a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd. (RAF) …

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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also referred to as uterine artery embolization, is gaining increased attention as an alternative to hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Authoritative medical reports indicate it is safe, effective and increasingly covered by insurance.

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Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) report success over the past two years in treating acute deep vein thrombosis patients with isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (IPMT), a procedure that disintegrates blood clots more rapidly than traditional therapies.

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John D. Statler, MD, interventional radiologist at VIVA, was named Physician of the Quarter (1st Quarter) by Mary Washington Healthcare. Dr. Statler was acknowledged for his leadership in providing high- quality care; his continuous outreach in improving community health; and his personable interaction and sense of humor that help promote a positive work environment.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are

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Legs for Life, held earlier this fall at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, tested 110 residents of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Colonial Beach, and Richmond for vascular conditions. The fifth annual event was sponsored locally by Virginia Interventional & Vascular

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Dr. Talukdar was invited on WFVA to share about why annual screening mammograms are so important for women. “When we look at all the things that impact survival [of breast cancer], the biggest thing is how early we detect breast cancer.” Listen to Dr. Talukdar talk about why early detection is vital in fighting breast cancer on WFVA. https://hubs.ly/H0fjBKV0

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) offers state-of-the-art preventative screenings that are improving lives. With the latest technology, Health Scan provides patients with effective prevention and the best early detection. The Health Scan program began with three groundbreaking preventative scans: Lung Scan, 3D mammography, and Heart Scan. Lung Scan MIF is the home of our region’s expertise in administering and reading …

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When it comes to women’s health, medical imaging plays a crucial and integral part. For the women in the Stafford region, the Imaging Center for Women (ICW) in North Stafford will offer high-tech, world class medical imaging services with the same exceptional customer service they have received at the Fredericksburg ICW location. ICW North Stafford is located at 125 Woodstream …

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Recent advances in lung and breast cancer screening technologies have enabled earlier cancer detection and improved cancer survival rates. Recent advances in lung and breast cancer screening technologies have enabled earlier cancer detection and improved cancer survival rates. Roni Talukdar, M.D. and Stacy Moulton, M.D. presented new screening guidelines for breast and lung to physicians and prevention advocates at the …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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Imaging Center for Women (ICW) patients will soon have the option of receiving digital breast tomosynthesis mammograms, an imaging advance especially beneficial for women with dense breasts, said ICW Director Roni Talukdar, MD. He added that the center’s new breast tomosynthesis

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Most women have heard about the life-saving benefits of yearly mammograms for women ages 40and older. Multiple research studies have shown that mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable, stages, noted Roni Talukdar, MD, a breast imaging

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Imaging Center for Women results show 3D mammograms increased cancer detection by 33% and reduced callbacks for additional testing by 34%. The center invested in 3D mammography in 2015 based on national research studies reporting

Most women have heard about the life-saving benefits of yearly mammograms for women ages 40 and older. Multiple research studies have shown that mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable, stages, noted Roni Talukdar, MD, a breast imaging specialist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg who is the director of the Imaging Center for Women. Trusted …

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According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer claims the lives of 40,000 women every year, however women who are regularly screened with a mammogram can reduce the mortality rate by 35%. Those numbers prove that through regular breast screenings, lives can be saved, and Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg has added a new tool to reduce those numbers even further. …

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Like other area medical providers, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg and Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates have instituted new protocols to help stem the spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19. These include screening questions for patients, and limiting visitors to our facilities. We will continue to evaluate and adjust our response to COVID-19 based on recommendations from the CDC, the Virginia …

After his first rotation in medical school, Dr. Narinder Sethi was, in his words, “hooked on radiology.” “It felt a lot like detective work, figuring out what was going on with the patient clinically, matching it with the imaging, and determining a diagnosis. I also enjoyed working with all aspects of the body and interacting with multiple clinicians,” said Dr. …

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC plans to launch the Imaging Center for Women at North Stafford this summer. The new center will be adjacent to the imaging group’s Medical Imaging Center of North Stafford, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing advanced imaging services to northern Stafford and southern Prince William counties. The women’s center will offer advanced breast …

An advanced treatment for cancerous liver tumors – yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization – will be introduced in the Fredericksburg area later this year. Y-90 radioembolization is a form of selective internal radiation therapy, a minimally invasive procedure that delivers radiation directly to liver tumors, said John D. Statler, MD, FSIR, of Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA). In collaboration with Mary …

Information on ICD-10 billing code requirements for medical imaging is now available on our websites along with other helpful resources for referring physician practices. Ed Swager, CEO of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), noted that the grace period for specificity rules for the new ICD-10 codes expired in October and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are enforcing the …

Radiologic Associates of Virginia (RAF) is pleased to announce that Samer Hijaz, MD, a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with deep roots in Virginia, has joined the practice. RAF interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons serve patients at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), the group’s outpatient facility near Lee’s Hill North, at Mary Washington Hospital, and at Stafford Hospital Dr. Hijaz is …

Dr. Statler grew up in Newark, Delaware with the intention of becoming an English teacher. However, that changed while attending Johns Hopkins University. “I decided there was a bigger picture for my life,” he said. He went on to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia on a four-year scholarship with the US Army and then completed his medical training at Walter …

Imaging Center for Women results show 3D mammograms increased cancer detection by 33% and reduced callbacks for additional testing by 34%. The center invested in 3D mammography in 2015 based on national research studies reporting similar improvements. Medical Director Roni Talukdar, MD, of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg recently reported that the center’s own findings have exceeded expectations. In a comparison …

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) facilities are the region’s high-value providers of medical imaging tests based on three key measures: customer satisfaction, clinical quality, and average costs, reported Ed Swager, CEO of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). RAF and Mary Washington Healthcare are partners in the four centers, which include Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, the Imaging Center for Women, Medical …

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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2020

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University of Virginia
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Joined RAF: 2015

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University of Mumbai
James Madison University
Joined RAF: 2009

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Radford University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined RAF: 2006

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Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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New Picture Archive Communication System Bridges Distance Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is launching a new Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) this fall. It will enable radiologists and clinicians to view complex medical images and

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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has added four board-certified radiologists to its practice, which now totals 29 physicians with extensive training covering all medical imaging subspecialties. Ed Swager, chief executive officer for RAF, attributes the practice’s recent growth to a number of factors. “We are expanding services to a growing population while, at the same time, …

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) and its parent group, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) Ltd., announce that Victor J. D’Addio, M.D., FACS, has joined the practice. Dr. D’Addio is the Fredericksburg area’s only board-certified vascular surgeon. Together, the practice

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) acquired Virginia Vascular Imaging this year. Though the name has changed, the phone number, location and vascular lab services remain the same.

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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also referred to as uterine artery embolization, is gaining increased attention as an alternative to hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Authoritative medical reports indicate it is safe, effective and increasingly covered by insurance.

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Digital Mammography Increases Accuracy The Imaging Center for Women converted from analog mammography to digital mammography in October 2007. Since then, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has reported the enhanced ability to visualize low-density calcifications in high-density breasts. Mammogram films of high-density

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Ask one of the newest members of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg what he finds most exciting about the field of radiology, and you won’t hear about any one area of clinical interests, cases or research. Dr. Neil Patil enjoys it all.

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is providing local clinicians with a minimally invasive screening tool for detecting early colorectal cancer and polyps. Christopher Meyer, MD, radiologist and member of the virtual colonoscopy team at Radiologic

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is proud to offer high quality, state-of-the-art services, bringing incredible value to the region. New value-added services now offered at VIVA are expanded services at Stafford Hospital and Stafford Hospital Medical Office Building (SH MOB), easy access to same-day appointments for medically necessary procedures, and anesthesia in the outpatient setting. VIVA’s physicians and staff …

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) offers state-of-the-art preventative screenings that are improving lives. With the latest technology, Health Scan provides patients with effective prevention and the best early detection. The Health Scan program began with three groundbreaking preventative scans: Lung Scan, 3D mammography, and Heart Scan. Lung Scan MIF is the home of our region’s expertise in administering and reading …

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When Dr. Victor D’Addio, one of the only two Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Vascular Surgeons in the Fredericksburg region, joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, he immediately fell in love with his new job. “The environment is awesome,” Dr. D’Addio said of RAF. “It’s just a good group—well-run and a community of outstanding physicians.” Dr. D’Addio grew up …

In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia Hematology & Oncology Associates, and Virginia Oncology Care, PC, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg is pleased to be involved with the latest services in the treatment of cancer performed by physicians from Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). The outpatient Interventional Radiology services at Mary Washington Hospital will …

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Anthem’s new point of service rules require fully insured patients to have high-end imaging provided at sites that are not located within a hospital or at a facility that bills as a hospital. This applies to patients who undergo MRIs, CTs, and PET/CTs. In many other communities, this new policy may be raising concerns about ensuring access to high quality …

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Chronic migraine sufferers are finding relief through a quick and painless outpatient procedure known as SphenoCath. SphenoCath, short for sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) catheter, is a patented method of delivering a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block. SPG is delivered through a flexible catheter that is roughly the diameter of spaghetti pasta. After applying topical anesthetic, the SphenoCath is inserted through the nose. …

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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle cells in the uterus. The tumors are not dangerous and do not spread within the body. Women with uterine fibroids may have symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pain or pressure in the abdomen or pelvis, enlargement of the abdomen, constipation, frequent urination, or painful intercourse. Most women learn of …

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Last year, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) installed a leading-edge advanced PET/CT unit at their Fredericksburg location. The proprietary technology in the new unit facilitates the assessment of the location, extent, and severity of disease with a speed and accuracy that did not previously exist. This higher level of imaging and diagnostic accuracy is accomplished with an even lower dose …

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Since childhood, Dr. Hwang wanted to be a doctor. It was a dream his parents strongly encouraged. Dr. Hwang’s parents emigrated from Taiwan so that his father could pursue a Master’s in Mineral Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Ph.D. at Penn State. Dr. Hwang was born in Arizona and shortly thereafter moved to Lakeland, FL, where …

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VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …

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In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) added Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) to its list of outpatient offerings in August of 2018. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Gustavo Elias, conducted the very first PAE procedure in the Fredericksburg region with great success. “I felt very compelled to bring this procedure to the area,” …

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Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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Larry Koenig III, MD, was one of those children who was always a tinkerer. Drawn to mathematics and the sciences, he studied chemical and biochemical engineering in his undergrad. “I was fascinated by opening something up and putting it back together,” Dr. Koenig shared. “It turns out, I liked engineering in school, but not in practice.” After five years in …

Use of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software by the medical community has long been an expectation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CDS software provides vital tools to assist physicians and their teams in making informative, swift decisions. From diagnostic support to patient data reports, CDS can assist physicians in all specialties in determining appropriate use criteria (AUC). …

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Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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After rigorous coursework and exams, Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. became the first physician in the Fredericksburg region to earn Board Certification in aesthetic medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). This makes Dr. Doherty the recipient of triple Board Certification. In addition to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Doherty is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in …

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Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

January 1, 2020, marked the start of the implementation phase for changes to Clinical Decision Support. The new mandate for Medicare and Medicaid patients requires referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services (ADIS) including CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has worked proactively with Mary Washington Healthcare to …

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Upgrades at several outpatient medical imaging centers are expanding testing options for referring physicians, improving diagnostic image quality, and helping meet increased demand for imaging studies, said Ed Swager, chief executive officer of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF).

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Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) report success over the past two years in treating acute deep vein thrombosis patients with isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (IPMT), a procedure that disintegrates blood clots more rapidly than traditional therapies.

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How do I schedule imaging tests for my patients? There are several ways to schedule an appointment. You may call (540) 741-XRAY (9729) to schedule an appointment. You may fax your appointment request to (540) 741-7679. You may also schedule your patient’s radiological exams online via the scheduling portal. To obtain access to the scheduling portal, please contact Erika Brooks, …

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In an age of specialists, Dr. Larry Southworth is a true Renaissance Man. He is not only a physician; he is also a painter, musician, antique collector, world traveler, and devoted grandfather. Board certified in diagnostic radiology, Dr. Southworth has practiced at Radiologic Associates of

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When the overhead paging system at Mary Washington Hospital announces “Code Yellow,” emergency and trauma specialists spring into action. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s (RAF’s) on-site radiologist dedicated to emergency and trauma cases is critical to their response.

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The Imaging Center for Women (ICW) is moving to an expanded and improved facility. In July, the center will officially relocate from its current location, on the first and third floors of the Tompkins-Martin office building adjacent to Mary Washington Hospital, to the new Center for Women, also on

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When medical images must be interpreted on nights and weekends for urgent cases, many radiology practices in the United States outsource this responsibility. The American College of Radiology estimates that about half of all U.S. radiology practices use external, outsourced teleradiology

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John D. Statler, MD, interventional radiologist at VIVA, was named Physician of the Quarter (1st Quarter) by Mary Washington Healthcare. Dr. Statler was acknowledged for his leadership in providing high- quality care; his continuous outreach in improving community health; and his personable interaction and sense of humor that help promote a positive work environment.

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For Dr. David W. Scott III, medicine is all in the family. His father, Dr. David W. Scott, Jr., practiced internal medicine in Fredericksburg for 35 years. His mother was a nurse. His great-uncle, Dr. Sidney L. Scott, had a practice in Fredericksburg for many years.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Medical radiation exposure has been a recent topic in the lay press. While certain imaging modalities such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) do not expose patients to ionizing radiation, others, such as computed tomography (CT), plain film radiographs, and fluoroscopy, do.

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

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A study published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology earlier this year reported that gynecologists, interventional radiologists (IRs), and women with uterine fibroids benefit when specialists work together to provide treatment options. “Establishing a referral relationship with an interventional radiologist for comprehensive uterine myoma treatment supports a trusting, collaborative, long- term, noncompetitive ‘win-win’ relationship between the gynecologist and radiologist, …

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With a special focus on women’s imaging, Dr. Pam E. Warren describes her work as her “passion.” “My mother died of breast cancer, and I’m determined to do all I can to help diagnose and prevent this disease,” she said.

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3D/4D ultrasound advancements, and a powerful 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, will be introduced to the Fredericksburg area in 2011 through the combined efforts of Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Both technologies will

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Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has partnered with the Image Gently Campaign to increase awareness of opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children. Image Gently is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

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When Dr. Donald Allen envisioned a career while growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, medicine was far off his radar. “I wanted to be an attorney,” he remembers. “My senior year in high school, I was part of a debate team that made it to the Southeastern finals. I was certain that law was my calling.”

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“In addition to shrinking fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can also improve several kinds of lower urinary tract problems in women that are specifically caused by those fibroids, said researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s recent scientific meeting,” reported the May 2011 edition

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Speed is essential for communicating critical results. At Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) — www.vivassociates.com — ultrasound-guided thyroid nodule biopsy procedures are scheduled quickly, with results communicated rapidly to referring physicians.

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Radiologists have used PET/CT technology for more than a decade to help referring physicians diagnose and monitor many types of cancer. Recently, local PET/CT capabilities at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of

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When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic

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At Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), social responsibility is a core value. In 2010, the physician partners in RAF provided over $1.7 million of charity care to patients in the greater Fredericksburg area. RAF along with other local healthcare providers also are reaching out

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Many children know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. But young George Fish had the opposite experience. “Everything was interesting to me,” he explains. “If it were possible, I would have enjoyed working in a series of jobs, for example, pilot, lawyer, forest ranger, professor.” He found

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Interventional Radiologists Treat Pain at the Source Pain management is a significant medical and economic issue. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study finds chronic pain affects at least 116 million American adults, more than the total affected by

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A lung cancer screening test now available at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg uses low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) to scan patients with a history of heavy smoking. The test and patient screening criteria are based on the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST),

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Legs for Life, held earlier this fall at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, tested 110 residents of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Colonial Beach, and Richmond for vascular conditions. The fifth annual event was sponsored locally by Virginia Interventional & Vascular

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Working in a hospital emergency department (ED) can make an indelible mark. For Dr. David L. Glasser, it was the catalyst for a career in medicine. In his fourth year at the University of Pennsylvania, while “shadowing” a variety of careers, he volunteered in a local ED. “I saw how, with

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Area physicians who use RAF’s online Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) to order and view medical imaging studies will be able to do so from their iPads, iPhones, and Android mobile devices by first quarter next year.

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Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) will move in mid January 2012 from its current location in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 1201B Sam Perry Blvd., Suite 265, in Fredericksburg, to a larger facility under construction in the Professional Plaza of Lee’s Hill.

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David Schlesinger, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) following his breast imaging fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Schlesinger is among 12 diagnostic  radiologists  with  RAF  who serve patients at the Imaging Center for Women,

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VIVA Moves to Lee’s Hill Facility, Enhancing Patient Services and Comfort In a move that has more than doubled its space, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) has relocated to the Professional Plaza of Lee’s Hill. VIVA is the interventional radiology and vascular

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It may be the best-kept “secret” in North Stafford. Although many people in the region have not yet heard of Medical Imaging of North Stafford, the facility expects to treat nearly 15,000 patients in 2012. “I don’t know how many times we have spoken with patients and referring physicians who are

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Check-in paperwork is becoming a thing of the past for patients at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA). VIVA will begin introducing the Phreesia™ check-in system to patients in the next few months, said

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Shortly after Dr. Michael J. Hewitt, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, launched his career with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 1982, he was advised of RAF’s belief in the “Five A’s” of best practices in radiology: accuracy, availability, accountability, affability, and affordability.

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg’s Imaging Center for Women has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is a partnership between Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) and Mary Washington Healthcare.

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The new computer tablet check-in system at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), believed to be the first of its kind in the area, has received an overwhelmingly positive patient response since its introduction in late May, said Jennifer Dawson, NP-C, VIVA director.

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When Dr. Thomas T. Medsker, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, was a ninth grader in Elyria, Ohio, he was asked to write an essay on a classic topic: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” He envisioned a future in medicine and made good on his aspiration, obtaining his undergraduate

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Legs for Life screenings across the nation raise awareness about vascular disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. At this year’s Legs for Life held at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg on Sept. 29, medical organizations provided free screenings to evaluate patients for peripheral arterial

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s Web site, www.rafimaging.com, has been redesigned for easier navigation, with added information of value to referring physicians, patients, and the community.

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When local vascular surgeon Victor J. D’Addio, MD, announced he was joining Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, some of his patients and medical colleagues were perplexed. Was Dr. D’Addio switching medical specialties?

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Diagnostic radiologists are best known for their behind-the-scenes interpretation of medical imaging test results. Yet their collaboration with other medical specialists is equally critical to patient care. David L. Glasser, MD, president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), said he and the

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Catherine D. Buhler, MD, a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Buhler is serving patients at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

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A native Virginian, Dr. James Dean Sprinkle, Jr., a board-certified radiologist at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), grew up in Danville with three older sisters. He likes to clarify that he was named after his father, a thoracic surgeon, rather than the legendary actor James Dean.

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For Jeri Phillips of Spotsylvania, what began as a doctor’s appointment to discuss spider vein treatments led to the discovery of a potentially dangerous blood clot – and a genetic condition that increases her susceptibility to forming clots. She later learned that the condition affects both her

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Many referring physicians in the region who order imaging tests for patients fax their prescriptions to one of four outpatient centers of Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (Medical Imaging). Early this year, the centers introduced a smarter system for handling faxed requests — one that improves Medical

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Dr. James Schuster has been with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) for 12 years. A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, he has additional fellowship training in neuroradiology. Dr. Schuster grew up in suburban Philadelphia. His early plans were to follow his father’s career path

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An influential advisory group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, has recommended yearly low-dose CT screening for people who are at high risk for lung cancer. “Modeling evidence suggests an annual screening program starting at age 55 years and ending at

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Liaison Service Will Enhance Consultations Like many diagnostic radiologists, the physicians of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd. (RAF) rotate among several outpatient imaging centers and hospitals. Unlike most radiology

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Natalie G. Chan, MD, a board- certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Chan is practicing at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.