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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

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.