Author: Radiology Imaging Associates

Referring Physician Portal Support

At the end of last year, we announced that FRC and Inova/RIA finalized a partnership agreement that formed a new alliance, Fairfax Radiology Centers, LLC. Over the past few months, our teams have worked to transition operations and business systems to streamline processes.

 

To access reports and images for patients seen at:

FRC, historic RIA sites: RIA Lansdowne and Sterling in Virginia, RIA Heritage, Pembrooke, and Patuxent in Maryland on or after April 27, 2020

Reports and Images on or after April 27, 2020:  Access Current Portal

 

To access reports and images for patients seen at:

Historic RIA sites: RIA Lansdowne and Sterling in Virginia, RIA Heritage, Pembrooke, and Patuxent in Maryland on or before April 26, 2020

Reports and Images on or before April 26, 2020Access RIA Portal

 

Fairfax Radiology Center’s Report & Image Access tool provides you immediate access to your patients imaging results through a secure network. Simple procedures are in place for immediate use to assure faster answers to clinical questions. To assure patient privacy and HIPAA compliance, all physicians must have a user ID and password. Contact our Information Technology/Computer Help Line at 703.698.4440 if you need assistance.

COVID-19 Updates from Radiology Imaging Associates

We understand the anxiety and fear that many are experiencing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While it may be different, we are hopeful for a gradual return to everyday life. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure your health, safety, and comfort in returning for your imaging needs. If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 10 days you will be scheduled or rescheduled 10 days out.

Temporary Location Updates

All RIA locations are closed on the weekends until further notice.

To maintain a safe environment for our staff and patients, here is what you can expect from us:

  • Expanded personal protective equipment for employees
  • All patients and authorized visitors will be required to wear face coverings
  • Enhanced patient screenings
  • Updated cleaning protocols per the most common CDC COVID-19 recommendations
  • Center modifications to support social distancing
  • Daily employee screenings

Reducing High-touch Surfaces

We encourage you to bring your own book because we have removed most of the reading materials in our centers.

We encourage you and your loved ones to continue to take these simple, protective steps:

  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to wash between your fingers and scrub your nails, too – germs can linger beneath the nail bed.
  • Cough into your elbow or use a tissue to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.

We closely monitor and remain in compliance with the most current CDC, American College of Radiology, and state and federal regulations and guidelines. Thank you for your continued commitment to the health, well-being, and safety of our community.

Inova Radiology Imaging Associates(RIA) Announces Partnership with Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC)

Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System today announced a partnership between Inova Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) and Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC) forming a new company called Fairfax Radiology Centers. The new company will offer enhanced continuity of care, new technologies and an expanded women’s imaging program.

“For many years, Inova and FRC have each been proud to meet the expanding needs of our growing communities. This partnership allows us, together, to expand access for our patients and to continue to provide world-class healthcare to our community,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova Health System.  “Our patients can expect the same level of excellence in service they have received from both RIA and FRC, now with expanded access to imaging services.”

“Our shared commitment to excellence and dedication to quality patient care are the pillars of a successful partnership between RIA and FRC,” said David J. Spinosa, MD, President, Fairfax Radiological Consultants. “We look forward to working together with a shared purpose of excellence in patient care in this new chapter.”

The new partnership, Fairfax Radiology Centers, will combine the FRC and RIA imaging centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. The company will begin operating under the new name in early 2020. Fairfax Radiology Centers will employ more than 600 team members across the DC Metro region.

More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

Are you a current or former smoker? Should you be screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung CancerLung Cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the US, largely because it remains undetected until the patient has symptoms, which is usually at a later stage in the disease when treatment options are not as effective. Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening is the only recommended screening test for lung cancer.* Much like mammograms and colonoscopy screening tests, the goal of screening is to detect abnormalities that may represent lung cancer before the disease progresses so that medical intervention can be most effective.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening with Low Dose CT for adults who

  • Have a history of heavy smoking, and
  • Smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years, and
  • Are between 55 and 80 years old

Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 30 pack years or more. A pack year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 30 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.* source: CDC, Lung Cancer

RIA centers are among the first in our area to have been designated as Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. For more information please visit our CT Lung Screening page.

 

An MRI Scan becomes a walk in the park.

RIA at Lansdowne Offers Ambient Experience Philips Elition 3T MRI

Child selects movie of choice to watch during their MRI
Patients can choose their own immersive room experience such as a calming beach scene.

It’s no secret. MR imaging can make patients anxious. But at Radiology Imaging Associates, we believe in providing imaging from the patients’ point of view.

We are first in the area to introduce the new Ambient Experience Philips Elition 3T MRI. Our new 70cm wide bore Ingenia Elition 3.0T MRI delivers extraordinary image quality with shorter scan times and cutting-edge MR imaging techniques for the most challenging clinical situations. The design of our new Ambient MRI suite offers an immersive in-bore audiovisual experience to help calm patients and guide them through exams, enhancing the patient’s MR experience.

Now available at Radiology Imaging Associates at Lansdowne

Weekend and Evening appointments available.

Call us at (877) 504-9729