Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Receives New Dual Energy CT Scanner

In News by Addison Clark

Fredericksburg, VA, August 12, 2021-Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, a partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has announced the arrival of their new dual source CT scanner, which adds to the existing capabilities of its Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technology.

Dr. Neil B. Green, physician director of cardiac imaging for Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg says, “Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg’s new dual-source computed tomography (CT) scanner will deliver dramatically faster tests and sharper images, including ’motion-free‘ images for rapid diagnosis of heart disease. It will also open up enticing possibilities for new imaging capabilities—all at a fraction of the standard radiation dose.”
“Dual source CT scanner is an advanced technology that allows a greatly reduced radiation dose compared with standard CT scanners,” said Aatif Rahman, Director of Technical Services for Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg. “It’s also a much faster scanner and produces higher-quality images for radiologists to interpret.”
The dual-source scanner can be used for a variety of studies, including pulmonary imaging, but one strength is its cardiac testing capabilities, especially for coronary CT angiography. Referring providers typically order coronary CT angiography for patients suspected of having plaque buildup that has narrowed the arteries supplying blood to the heart. The test can determine the presence and extent of plaque buildup, or other possible reasons for the patient’s symptoms.

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg is located at 1201 Sam Perry Blvd., Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. For more information, visit www.mifimaging.com or call 540.741.7025.

About Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC is an outpatient imaging partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, with six comprehensive, state-of-the-art imaging facilities throughout the Fredericksburg region. The Imaging Center for Women (ICW), Imaging Center for Women North Stafford (ICWNS), Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF), Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill (MILH), Medical Imaging of North Stafford (MINS), and Medical Imaging of King George (MIKG) are all accredited by the American College of Radiology as Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence and are dedicated to quality, safety and unparalleled patient satisfaction. For more information about our services, visit www.mifimaging.com.

About Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) is a professional physician group providing subspecialized diagnostic imaging, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology services to the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia region. All the radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and many have additional specialized certifications. RAF has long been part of the Fredericksburg region, beginning in 1948. RAF is an active member of the medical community with strong relationships with Mary Washington Healthcare as well as the primary care and specialist physicians in the region. For more information about our services, visit www.rafimaging.com.

About Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 50 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit mwhc.com.

 

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