24/7 On Site Emergency Imaging
Mary Washington Healthcare offers three comprehensive emergency centers: Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital Center, and the Freestanding Emergency Center of Lee’s Hill. These centers are staffed by an experienced and dependable group of board certified Emergency Physicians (FEMA http://femainc.com/
RAF is working behind the scenes in each of these emergency centers around the clock to provide efficient and effective medical imaging services. Whereas some other regional emergency centers send their imaging studies to other states or countries, RAF insists on staying local and in the hospital where we can be face to face with our emergency physician colleagues and our patients. Having access to the patient’s active clinical data, medical records, and database of previous imaging studies allows for the highest quality of image interpretation.
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Our interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons are also on call for management of traumatic injuries and emergent vascular diseases including gastrointestinal bleeding, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Traumatic accidents and injuries are unpredictable and can potentially result in severe life-threatening injuries. Such events require healthcare professionals that are calm, dependable, experienced, and able to respond at any minute.
Medical imaging plays a critical role in quickly detecting serious injuries of the brain, spine, and internal organs which are undetectable on physical exam and require immediate management. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) have experienced physicians trained in some of the busiest university trauma centers from across the country to participate in the development and maintenance of the hospital trauma program.
Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg is one of only 3 trauma centers in Virginia certified by the American College of Surgeons, a high honor among trauma programs. RAF’s skilled physicians provide this level II trauma center with state of the art emergent imaging that is critical for saving lives and managing critical injuries. Our radiologists are in the hospital reviewing your images 24/7, just a few steps away from the trauma bay, working side by side with our local trauma surgeons to assess every injury and provide the information for critical treatment decisions.
In the event of damaged internal organs, RAF also has a team of interventional radiologists on the ready to localize and control internal bleeding with minimally invasive non-surgical techniques. Severe vascular injuries can also be addressed emergently by one of our board certified vascular surgeons.
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Fellowship trained imaging and vascular interventional specialists working hand in hand with the trauma surgeons to keep Fredericksburg moving safe and sound.