Sports Injury Imaging in Virginia and Maryland

Sports Imaging Program at RIA

The role of radiology is central to the diagnosis, treatment and recovery from sports related injuries. A complete and accurate diagnosis is half the cure. Radiologists provide the imaging tools and diagnostics critical to the development of a proper treatment plan and pain management. Timely and targeted treatment enables the fastest recovery.

RIA’s expertise:

  • Sub-specialty trained musculoskeletal radiologists have years of training and experience in sports medicine imaging, diagnosis and interventions.
  • We work closely with many of the local physicians and pain management specialists treating the range of sports related injuries.
  • Radiologists are onsite to perform special procedures such as MRI arthrography, bone biopsy, aspirations and therapeutic medication injections (including facet blocks.)
  • As the provider of imaging services to the Washington Nationals major league baseball club, and to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs minor league baseball club, RIA has the experience with pro and amateur athletes.

Medical imaging equipment used in diagnosing and treating sports related injuries:

  • Open MRI – Highest field strength and most powerful open MRI systems currently available (including dedicated coils for clear and faster imaging!)
  • 3 Tesla MRI – Highest field strength conventional system in clinical practice
  • Specialty MRI coil technology for highest quality images of small joints
  • Multimodality diagnostic imaging capabilities for image-guided interventional procedures
  • X-ray radiographs and fluoroscopic guidance
  • CT Scan (2D & 3D CT Reconstructions)

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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