First Quarter 2023. – Managing dialysis access is critical for local patients, MRI is an essential tool in multiple sclerosis diagnosis, Radiologist Spotlight: Nisha Alle, MD.
Newsletter – Fourth Quarter 2022
Fourth Quarter 2022. – Lung scans for smokers–past and present; Don’t go without your mammogram; Radiologist Spotlight Neil Patil, MD, MPH; Testing period extended for appropriate use.
Newsletter – Third Quarter 2022
Third Quarter 2022. – Treatment for painful uterine fibroids is changing lives; Surgeon Spotlight Sadie Ahanchi, MD, FACS; 2022 brings changes to clinical decision support
Newsletter – Second Quarter 2022
Click here to download PDF – Second Quarter 2022. – Prostate artery embolization provides long-term relief for men with an enlarged prostate; Imaging expertise, artificial intelligence speed local stroke response; Radiologists are community partners in diagnosing sports injuries; Radiologist Spotlight – David L. Glasser, MD
Newsletter – First Quarter 2022
Click here to download PDF – First Quarter 2022. – Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty may provide a solution to a common cause of back pain; Radiologist Spotlight – Samer Hijaz, MD; PET/CT test improves detection of recurring prostate cancer
Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.
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 …
Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Three New Physicians
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 …
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA
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. …
Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
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 …
Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study
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 …