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.
Fellowship trained imaging and vascular interventional specialists working hand in hand with the trauma surgeons to keep Fredericksburg moving safe and sound.