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Advanced PET/CT Coming This Summer

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg is eagerly awaiting new PET/CT equipment that will further improve the region’s imaging capabilities for local cancer patients, said Practice Administrator Chris Snyder. The center expects to begin using the new equipment this summer. Imaging Advances will carry more information in upcoming issues.

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New Medicare Rule Requires Clinical Decision Support Proof

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According to current Medicare regulations, starting January 1, 2018, providers who order advanced outpatient imaging tests for Medicare patients must first consult with an approved clinical decision support (CDS) system or the studies will not be covered, reported Edwin Swager, CEO of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). As many as one-third of medical providers nationally are unaware of the upcoming …

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Dr. Christopher M. Meyer Elected President of RAF

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Christopher M. Meyer, MD, has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). RAF physicians serve patients at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC, RAF’s interventional radiology practice Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, and offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia. Dr. Meyer succeeds David L. Glasser, MD, who was president for two four-year terms, the …

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Stroke Prevention Services Available

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

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When Minutes Count, Medical Imaging Tests Aid Rapid Stroke Response

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Fast medical imaging tests are critical for accurate stroke diagnosis and treatment. Armed with the results of computed tomographic (CT) scans, radiologists support medical response teams to help determine whether a patient has suffered a stroke or has another condition mimicking the symptoms. Radiologists can also detect whether the patient has significant brain bleeding and other issues affecting treatment options, …

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New test helps detect early-stage heart disease

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

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

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

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New Treatment for Enlarged Prostates

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Prostate artery embolization is a new, minimally invasive treatment for men with severe cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who have other conditions that make traditional surgery risky. Interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) plan to offer the treatment locally, Medical Director R. Donald Doherty Jr., MD, said. “The treatment is currently undergoing FDA approval and we …

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Health Scan Screenings Available For Heart, Lung, Colorectal Diseases

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Health Scan, a program of Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, offers proven screenings for the early detection of heart disease, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) physicians clinically manage and supervise the screenings and interpret results on site at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg facilities. Ed Swager, CEO of RAF, noted that the screenings are valuable to patients …

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

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