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

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

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Local Heart Attack Prevention Screening Receives Accreditation

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

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

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

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Dr. Samer Hijaz

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 –Radiologic Associates of Virginia (RAF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Samer Hijaz, a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with deep roots in Virginia, has joined the practice, Dr. R. Donald Doherty, Jr., said today. RAF interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons serve patients at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), the group’s outpatient facility near Lee’s Hill …

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Early detection test for heart disease

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

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Letter to the editor about heart screening

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

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Virtual Colonoscopy

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

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Announces Key Executive Promotions

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has promoted Chris Snyder to the position of practice administrator for Virginia Medical Imaging and Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), RAF CEO Ed Swager announced today. The practice administrator provides executive leadership for four outpatient imaging centers that are a partnership of RAF and Mary Washington Healthcare – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, the Imaging …

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Understanding Open MRI and How It Works

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When your doctor says you need an MRI, your first reaction might be, “Exactly what is an MRI?” Learn about MRIs, Open MRIs, and your choices in this article. What’s an MRI? MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It’s an imaging technology (like X-rays) that can create pictures of structures inside the human body. MRI images are much more detailed …