3D/4D ultrasound advancements, and a powerful 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, will be introduced to the Fredericksburg area in 2011 through the combined efforts of Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Both technologies will
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
Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has partnered with the Image Gently Campaign to increase awareness of opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children. Image Gently is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.
When Dr. Donald Allen envisioned a career while growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, medicine was far off his radar. “I wanted to be an attorney,” he remembers. “My senior year in high school, I was part of a debate team that made it to the Southeastern finals. I was certain that law was my calling.”
“In addition to shrinking fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can also improve several kinds of lower urinary tract problems in women that are specifically caused by those fibroids, said researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s recent scientific meeting,” reported the May 2011 edition
Speed is essential for communicating critical results. At Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) — www.vivassociates.com — ultrasound-guided thyroid nodule biopsy procedures are scheduled quickly, with results communicated rapidly to referring physicians.
Radiologists have used PET/CT technology for more than a decade to help referring physicians diagnose and monitor many types of cancer. Recently, local PET/CT capabilities at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of
When even minor accidents can cause major injuries, the presence of fast, multi-specialty trauma care saves lives. Interventional radiologists play an important role in local trauma team care by performing rapid, minimally invasive procedures, 24/7, for critical injuries of vital organs, pelvic
At Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), social responsibility is a core value. In 2010, the physician partners in RAF provided over $1.7 million of charity care to patients in the greater Fredericksburg area. RAF along with other local healthcare providers also are reaching out
Many children know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. But young George Fish had the opposite experience. “Everything was interesting to me,” he explains. “If it were possible, I would have enjoyed working in a series of jobs, for example, pilot, lawyer, forest ranger, professor.” He found
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