RAF has sub-specialty trained diagnostic radiologists which comprise the cardiac imaging section of diagnostic radiology. Together with its vascular-interventional radiologists, RAF provides comprehensive imaging and image-guided interventional procedures throughout the cardiovascular system. Trained specialists diagnose heart and blood vessel problems using the most advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive approaches.
We perform detailed anatomic, functional, and physiologic imaging of the coronary arteries, myocardium, cardiac chambers, valves, aorta, pulmonary arteries, and pericardium using nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) in patients suffering from a broad range of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases.
Imaging examinations are tailored to the specific diagnostic questions posed by many referring clinicians, including those who practice internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.
Patients are imaged using state of the art equipment located at MW Hospital and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg outpatient Centers. There are two 1.5 Tesla, one 3.0 Tesla ‘closed’ and one 1.0 Tesla ‘open’ MR scanner; CT scanners are equipped with 64 detectors.
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery anomalies
Acute and chronic myocardial infarction
Cardiac valve disorders
Coronary artery calcium scoring
Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery bypass graft patency
Myocardial viability (Nuclear and MRI)
Myocardial perfusion (Nuclear Cardiac SPECT-CT)
Pulmonary vein imaging