COVID-19 Update

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …