Pediatric Imaging Services

We understand the anxiety created when your child requires a diagnostic exam. Our team of professionals specifically trained in pediatric imaging works with children every day. We strive to provide exceptional care and a calm and comfortable experience for you and your family.

Our out-patient centers are less intimidating than the clinical environment of hospitals, yet we provide the complete range of diagnostic imaging services including MRI and CT for children. With the speed of the newest CT and MRI scanners even small children can usually be successfully scanned without sedation.

We encourage your child to bring along a comforting item and parents are usually able to stay beside your child during most procedures.

Low Dose Radiation

RIA participates in the “Image Gently” campaign, which strives to increase awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose in pediatric imaging. Our CT scan protocols have been designed by our radiologists and reviewed by our Radiation Physicists to give your child the least radiation dose possible. Our centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology and scanners are in compliance with their radiation dose guidelines.  RIA is committed to radiation safety.

COVID-19 Update

The Governors of Maryland and Virginia have closed all non-essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Radiology centers have been classified as essential services. 

The health, well-being, and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19. We have taken steps to continue providing only critical service required to meet the needs of the community.  After very careful consideration we have decided to reschedule all non-urgent imaging appointments as well as consolidate our services by adjusting hours and center openings. To protect everyone, we are closely following the guidance of local, national and global health authorities – including the CDC – in addressing current challenges. As circumstances continue to change, we will keep you informed.

As the situation continues to develop in our community, we want to maintain our ability to provide quality service while safeguarding the health and safety of our patients and staff. We realize these are tenuous times and we are actively monitoring the ongoing situation and following the latest available CDC guidelines. In an effort to limit the risk of exposure for our patients and our employees who may be in high-risk categories, we are asking that you:

Please do not go to a Fairfax Radiology Center/Radiology Imaging Associates location if ANY of the following apply:

    1. You have cough, fever, or shortness of breath
    2. You have traveled by airplane or to New York City in the past 14 days or less
    3. You have had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who is undergoing a test (results pending) for COVID-19.

Instead, please contact your physician for instructions. Patients may call to reschedule their appointment once they are symptom and fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of medication.

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