Scheduling Exams

Routine, non-emergent outpatient imaging

For routine, non-emergent outpatient imaging, please call Centralized Scheduling. All locations handle routine x-rays on a walk-in basis with a prescription.

(540) 741-XRAY (9729)

Emergent, same-day outpatient imaging

Emergent, same-day imaging or special needs cases can be scheduled directly through Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg. A receptionist will connect you with an imaging supervisor.

(540) 741-7026

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine studies are to be scheduled directly with the Nuclear medicine department.

(540) 741-1576

PET-CT

PET-CT studies are to be scheduled by contacting the PET Center directly.

(540) 741-4PET (4738)

VIVA Exams

Schedule an exam or consultation with one of our Interventional Radiologists or Vascular Surgeons at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA).

(540) 654-9118

Screening Exams

(540) 741-7644 or (866) 828-7226 (VCT-SCAN)

Please contact our screening coordinator to schedule one of the following screening exams:

  • Colon Cancer: Virtual colonoscopy
  • Lung Cancer: Low-dose chest CT
  • Health Scan: Calcium scoring

Canceling an exam

We kindly request 24 hours notice to cancel any exam.

Billing Questions

Please direct all billing inquiries to:

Change Healthcare
4718 Carr Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(866) 953-5869

You can view the most up-to-date information about your account online at www.peryourhealth.com. Please have your account number and password available. These can be found on your billing statement.


Insurance Accepted

RAF Participates with the Following Government and Managed Care Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Innovation Health
  • Kaiser
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VA Premier
  • Virginia Health Network

*Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of all of the health plans with which we participate and is subject to change over time.

Note: If we do not participate with a specific plan, you can be seen on an out-of-network basis. A patient may be able to choose this option with a higher deductible and/or higher co-insurance. We will be glad to contact the insurer to acquire eligibility and benefit coverage if requested.


RAF continues to align its managed care contracts with those of its referring physicians. If there are additional plans that we should consider, please contact the RAF administrative office at (540) 361-1000.

Radiologic Associates also provides charitable care at the facilities we serve based on criteria from the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Contact us about applying for charitable aid.


Radiation Safety Management

At RAF, we continue to strive to provide the highest quality images while keeping patient radiation exposure as low as possible.

    Read about Radiation Safety Management

    Preparing for Your Exam


    Fluoroscopy
    Barium Swallow Nothing to eat after midnight.
    Upper GI +/- small bowel study Adult – Nothing to eat after midnight
    Infant – Skip last feeding before test.
    Barium Enema On the day before the examination, only clear liquids may be taken. Follow the instructions on the LoSo Bowel Cleansing Prep Kit. Nothing to eat after midnight.
    IVP (Intravenous pyelogram) On the day before the examination, only clear liquids may be taken. An over the counter laxative is to be taken at 3 pm. Nothing to eat after midnight.
    Arthrogram No preparation necessary.
    Ultrasound
    Abdomen Nothing to eat/drink 8 hrs prior to exam.
    Renal or Aorta Nothing to eat 2 hrs prior to exam. Patients receiving renal ultrasound need to hold their bladder 1 hour prior to the exam.
    Breast, thyroid, scrotum, carotid duplex, venous duplex No preparation necessary.
    Pelvic or Obstetric (1st trimester) Drink 32 oz water one hour prior to exam. Do not urinate until after the exam.
    Obstetric (2nd or 3rd trimester) Drink 16 oz water one hour prior to exam. Do not urinate until after the exam.

    Taking your medications on the day of your exam

    For most radiology exams, you may take your medications as directed. For those exams that require you to be NPO (nothing to eat or drink by mouth after midnight), we allow you to take your daily medications with a small sip of water. There are a few exams that will require a change in your medication. For a thyroid scan, you would need to stop taking thyroid medications for 2 weeks prior to the exam (6 weeks prior for an IVP). Prior to a bone densitometry scan, please do not take any pills containing calcium for 24 hours prior to the scan. RAF schedulers will review preparations with you at the time of scheduling.

    Check with your physician before stopping any medications.


    CT Scan
    With IV contrast Nothing to eat/drink 2 hrs prior to appointment time. If you are allergic to contrast, click here. If you are taking Metformin (Glucophage), do not take this medication for 48 hours following the examination.
    With IV and oral contrast Oral contrast is to be taken 2 hours prior to the examination. Nothing by mouth once oral contrast is started. If you are allergic to contrast, click here. If you are taking Metformin (Glucophage), do not take this medication for 48 hours following the examination.
    Without contrast No special preparation.
    MRI
    Brain, head, face, extremities, spine, chest No restrictions prior to exam. May eat and take meds as normal.
    Abdomen (liver, MRCP, kidney, adrenal, pancreas, spleen, renal MRA) Nothing to eat/drink 6 hours prior to exam. Take your medicines as prescribed with a small sip of water. Please refrain from any medicines that are to be taken with food until after your exam.
    Soft tissue pelvis (urethra, ovary, uterus, mass, vaginal/rectal fistula, prostate, MRA pelvis, urogram) Nothing to eat/drink 6 hours prior to exam. Take your medicines as prescribed with a small sip of water. Please refrain from any medicines that are to be taken with food until after your exam. Complete an enema the morning of the exam in addition to above instructions.
    Bony pelvis No restrictions prior to exam. May eat and take meds as normal.
    Defaecogram Complete an enema the morning of the exam. May eat and drink as normal.