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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 Jennifer

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 Jennifer

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 Jennifer

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 Jennifer

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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Imaging Update

In 2009, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

In 2010, Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. Statler Honored

In 2010, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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RAF Ranks Among Largest Radiology Practices in US

In 2015, Glasser, Newsletter, Volume 7 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Jeffrey A. Frazier, MD

In 2016, Frazier, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 8 Issue 1 by Jennifer

Dr. Jeffrey A. Frazier, a board- certified diagnostic radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), didn’t start out to be a physician. After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in finance, he worked for four years as a commercial lender. “I went into banking because I wasn’t sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue,” he said. “Commercial …

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Dr. Jaime All Joins VIVA

In 2016, Newsletter, Volume 8 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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New Location: VIVA Stafford

In 2017, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Vishal Bindal

In 2017, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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 …

Raising Awareness for Nutcracker Syndrome and Venous Compression Syndromes

In 2017, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Imaging Center for Women in North Stafford: World Class Care in Your Community

In 2017, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Changes for Medicare Patients and Clinical Decision Support Coming in 2019

In 2017, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Relief for Chronic Migraines with SphenoCath®

In 2018, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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 Fibroid Embolization

In 2018, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Leading-edge PET/CT technology now in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Edward C. Hwang, MD MBA

In 2018, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

2020 Brings Changes to Clinical Decision Support

In 2020, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Drs. Nisha Alle and Gustavo Elias Join Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

In Alle, Elias, News by Jennifer

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

In 2009, Bindal, Gleason, Newsletter, Sethi, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Yearly Mammograms for Women 40+ Save Lives, According to the Gold Standard of Research

In Buhler by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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

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

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Surgeon Serves in Haiti: Providing Surgical Expertise on Medical Mission Trip

In D’Addio, News by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Victor D’Addio

In D’Addio, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Vascular Surgeon Joins Practice

In 2009, D’Addio, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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

Stroke Prevention Services Available

In D’Addio, Koenig, News by Rafadmin

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 …

New Facility Supports More In-Office Procedures by VIVA’s Highly Trained Vascular Surgeons

In D’Addio, Koenig, Uncategorized by Jennifer

  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 …

VIVA Vascular Surgeons Named ‘Top Doctors’ in NoVA

In D’Addio, Koenig, Uncategorized by Jennifer

        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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Referring Physician Resources: Technology on the Go – PACS Anywhere offers image and report access on mobile devices

In Darden, Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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 …

Raising Awareness for Nutcracker Syndrome and Venous Compression Syndromes

In 2017, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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

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

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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,” …

Drs. Nisha Alle and Gustavo Elias Join Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

In Alle, Elias, News by Jennifer

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Ranked Top Honors in the “Best of the Burg” 2019 Contest for “Best Medical Imaging”

In Featured Articles, News by Jennifer

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 Fibroid Embolization

In 2018, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Leading-edge PET/CT technology now in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Health Scan: Preventative Screenings that Improve Lives

In Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Imaging Center for Women in North Stafford: World Class Care in Your Community

In 2017, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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ICD-10 Coding Helpful Hints

In For referring physicians by darden

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Jeffrey A. Frazier, MD

In 2016, Frazier, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 8 Issue 1 by Jennifer

Dr. Jeffrey A. Frazier, a board- certified diagnostic radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), didn’t start out to be a physician. After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in finance, he worked for four years as a commercial lender. “I went into banking because I wasn’t sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue,” he said. “Commercial …

U.S. Task Force Recommends CT Lung Cancer Screening

In Frazier, Uncategorized by Jennifer

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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Early detection test for heart disease

In Frontpage boxes, News by darden

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…

Letter to the editor about heart screening

In Frontpage boxes, News by darden

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 …

Interventional Radiology

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

Vascular
Surgery

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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.

Diagnostic Imaging

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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.

Main Intro

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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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RAF Ranks Among Largest Radiology Practices in US

In 2015, Glasser, Newsletter, Volume 7 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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,

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Again Ranked One of Largest Radiology Practices in US

In Glasser, News by Rafadmin

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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Local Physicians Consult with RAF When Imaging is Vital to Patient Care

In Glasser, Uncategorized by Jennifer

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

In 2009, Bindal, Gleason, Newsletter, Sethi, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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

Radiologist Spotlight: John D. Gleason, MD

In Gleason, Physician Spotlight by Jennifer

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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Leading-edge PET/CT technology now in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Health Scan: Preventative Screenings that Improve Lives

In Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Position Available – Business Development Manager

In Jobs by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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

Stroke Prevention Services Available

In D’Addio, Koenig, News by Rafadmin

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 …

New Facility Supports More In-Office Procedures by VIVA’s Highly Trained Vascular Surgeons

In D’Addio, Koenig, Uncategorized by Jennifer

  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 …

VIVA Vascular Surgeons Named ‘Top Doctors’ in NoVA

In D’Addio, Koenig, Uncategorized by Jennifer

        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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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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

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

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Thomas T. Medsker, MD

In Medsker, News, Physician Spotlight by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Dr. Christopher M. Meyer Elected President of RAF

In Meyer, News by Rafadmin

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 …

Radiologist Spotlight: Christopher M. Meyer, MD

In Meyer, Physician Spotlight by Jennifer

  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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Screening Advances Can Reduce Cancer Deaths by 20%

In Moulton, News, Talukdar by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Ranks with “Exemplary 80” in Group Practice Radiology

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FreRadiologic 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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Three New Physicians to the Community

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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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Ranked Top Honors in the “Best of the Burg” 2019 Contest for “Best Medical Imaging”

In Featured Articles, News by Jennifer

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 …

FDA advances landmark policy changes to modernize mammography services and improve their quality

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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 …

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Ranked Among Top 100 Largest Radiology Groups

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Fredericksburg, VA (PRUnderground) November 26th, 2018. Radiology Business has once again named Virginia-based professional physician group Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) among the top 100 radiology groups in its eleventh annual ranking of the largest private radiology practices in the United States. The annual Radiology 100 survey ranks America’s top radiology practices based on the practice’s total number of FTE (full-time …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Surgeon Serves in Haiti: Providing Surgical Expertise on Medical Mission Trip

In D’Addio, News by Jennifer

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, …

Drs. Nisha Alle and Gustavo Elias Join Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

In Alle, Elias, News by Jennifer

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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Dr. Talukdar Talks about the Importance of Early Detection on WFVA

In News, Talukdar by Jennifer

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Expands Services: Cosmetic Center by VIVA Opening in August

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is pleased to announce the expansion of services to the community with the opening of Cosmetic Center by VIVA. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians and master estheticians will offer innovative, specialized cosmetic procedures to include anti-aging and regenerative skin care. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is pleased to announce the expansion of services to the …

Physician Statement: New Anthem Insurance Requirements for Imaging Studies

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Beginning in March of 2018, Anthem will require that most high-end imaging studies be completed in a non-hospital-based outpatient setting. The new rules will require that MRIs, CTs, and PET/CTs be referred to locations such as those available through Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg instead of being provided in a hospital or location billing as a hospital. Our community is fortunate …

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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

2020 Brings Changes to Clinical Decision Support

In 2020, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Clinical Decision Support: Becoming PAMA AUC Ready by 2020

In Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Relief for Chronic Migraines with SphenoCath®

In 2018, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Surgeon Serves in Haiti: Providing Surgical Expertise on Medical Mission Trip

In D’Addio, News by Jennifer

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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Virtual Colonoscopy

In News, Procedures by darden

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 patient with a risk for colorectal cancer. While this type of procedure is not recommended for those who have …

3D Mammography: The Newest Tool to Save Lives

In News, Procedures, Talukdar by darden

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

In Procedures by Jennifer

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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RAF Hires Four New Radiologists

In 2009, Bindal, Gleason, Newsletter, Sethi, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Relief for Chronic Migraines with SphenoCath®

In 2018, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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. …

Y-90: Innovation in Cancer Treatment

In Newsletter, Statler, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Dr. John Statler Speaks on the Serious Implications of Untreated Venous Disease at the Virginia Heart and Vascular Institute Symposium

In News, Statler by Jennifer

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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Dr. Statler Honored

In 2010, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. Talukdar Talks about the Importance of Early Detection on WFVA

In News, Talukdar by Jennifer

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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Health Scan: Preventative Screenings that Improve Lives

In Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Imaging Center for Women in North Stafford: World Class Care in Your Community

In 2017, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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 …

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Screening Advances Can Reduce Cancer Deaths by 20%

In Moulton, News, Talukdar by Jennifer

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 …

Yearly Mammograms for Women 40+ Reduce Cancer Deaths

In Talukdar, Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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 …

3D Mammography: The Newest Tool to Save Lives

In News, Procedures, Talukdar by darden

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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COVID-19 Update

In Uncategorized by Jennifer

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 …

Radiologist Spotlight: Narinder Sethi, MD

In Physician Spotlight, Uncategorized by Jennifer

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. …

Women’s Imaging Center Planned in North Stafford

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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 …

New Liver Tumor Treatment Coming

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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 …

Online Support for ICD-10 Codes, Other Needs

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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 …

RAF Welcomes Dr. Samer Hijaz

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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 …

Radiologist Spotlight: John D. Statler, MD

In Uncategorized by Jennifer

Physician. Military veteran. Teacher of the Year. Lecturer. Writer. Father. Drummer. Dr. John D. Statler, a fellowship-trained, board-certified interventional radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, has seamlessly served in a range of roles. Growing up in Newark, DE, he had plans to be an English teacher. While he was attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, reflections brought a change …

3D Mammograms Improve Detection, Peace of Mind

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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: High in Value, Low in Average Costs

In Uncategorized by Rafadmin

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

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

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 Jennifer

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 Jennifer

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 Jennifer

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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Imaging Update

In 2009, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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New Value-Added Services Launched at VIVA

In Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Health Scan: Preventative Screenings that Improve Lives

In Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Victor D’Addio

In D’Addio, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Y-90: Innovation in Cancer Treatment

In Newsletter, Statler, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Customers in Our Region Receive Same Quality of Care Following New Insurance Rules

In Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Relief for Chronic Migraines with SphenoCath®

In 2018, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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 Fibroid Embolization

In 2018, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Leading-edge PET/CT technology now in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Edward C. Hwang, MD MBA

In 2018, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

Clinical Decision Support: Becoming PAMA AUC Ready by 2020

In Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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 …

2020 Brings Changes to Clinical Decision Support

In 2020, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

In 2010, Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Dr. Statler Honored

In 2010, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 2 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Study Cites Benefits of Gynecology, IR Collaboration on Uterine Fibroids

In 2010, Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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VIVA Moving to Expanded Facility

In 2011, Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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RAF Ranks Among Largest Radiology Practices in US

In 2015, Glasser, Newsletter, Volume 7 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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Radiologist Spotlight: Jeffrey A. Frazier, MD

In 2016, Frazier, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 8 Issue 1 by Jennifer

Dr. Jeffrey A. Frazier, a board- certified diagnostic radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), didn’t start out to be a physician. After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in finance, he worked for four years as a commercial lender. “I went into banking because I wasn’t sure what kind of career I wanted to pursue,” he said. “Commercial …

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Dr. Jaime All Joins VIVA

In 2016, Newsletter, Volume 8 Issue 1 by Jennifer

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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New Location: VIVA Stafford

In 2017, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Vishal Bindal

In 2017, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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 …

Raising Awareness for Nutcracker Syndrome and Venous Compression Syndromes

In 2017, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Imaging Center for Women in North Stafford: World Class Care in Your Community

In 2017, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Talukdar, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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Changes for Medicare Patients and Clinical Decision Support Coming in 2019

In 2017, Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 3 by Jennifer

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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