FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has been recognized as one of the 100 largest privately owned radiology practices in the U.S. for the second consecutive year by Radiology Business Journal. The journal announced its "Radiology 100" ranking for 2015 in the October/November issue.
RAF was among five practices in Virginia earning a spot in the journal's 2015 ranking, down from seven in the state that made the listing in 2014, said Richard C. Pierson, a financial consultant for RAF. He added that one trend cited in the "Radiology 100" article which may have played a role in fewer Virginia practices making the list is mergers within the industry, which is characteristic of a mature business sector.
Officials noted that RAF's size reflects a commitment to:
24/7 local radiology coverage – "Whenever a physician has a question about an imaging study or needs to discuss a patient case, one of our local radiologists is available for a consultation 24/7, 365 days a year," explained Dr. David L. Glasser, president of RAF and a board-certified, fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologist.
Sub-specialty expertise – "Local patients do not need to travel to a major medical center for most radiology services, since our board certified and fellowship trained physicians include specialists in body imaging, cardiac imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, and other specialties," RAF CEO, Ed Swager, noted.
Health system partnerships – RAF provides services to Mary Washington Healthcare's two hospitals, and four imaging centers that are joint ventures of RAF and the health system. "This is an invaluable relationship," Pierson said. "RAF has extremely qualified physicians who are committed to each other and to a good relationship with the local health system, and that encourages more physicians to want to join the practice."
Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (rafimaging.com) is the largest provider of medical imaging services in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, region, including Spotsylvania and Stafford. The group's 29 radiologists and two vascular surgeons serve patients at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, Imaging Center for Women, Medical Imaging at Lee's Hill, Medical Imaging of North Stafford and RAF's interventional radiology practice, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates. They also interpret studies for Stafford Hospital Imaging in Woodbridge.
SOURCE Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg