A Message From Our President
“Raleigh Radiology is Wake County’s first Radiology practice. We have consistently been the market leader, delivering both innovation and the latest technology to our community. Dr. Tom Worth started Raleigh Radiology at Rex hospital in 1950, and we have grown over the years with multiple office locations and a large, dedicated staff. Now with nearly 40 radiologists on staff, we proudly partner with WakeMed, the largest health system in the county. At WakeMed we continue our commitment to our patients and their families by providing the highest quality radiology services.
Our expanded practice allows us to provide the most subspecialized, around the clock expertise in key areas such as Body imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric imaging and Interventional Radiology. We are dedicated to providing leading edge technology and were the first to introduce digital and 3D mammography, image guided thermal ablation, and uterine artery embolization to Wake County. We continue to seek ways to grow and recently added both adult and pediatric cardiac MRI services.
We remain true to our mission and values by providing the finest in imaging services in a compassionate, patient centric environment. We remain the market quality and value leader by providing the highest quality imaging at the most affordable pricing. We continue to navigate the changing healthcare landscape and we are committed to delivering high quality, affordable and convenient services to our patients both at our offices and at WakeMed Hospital locations.
Thank you for trusting Raleigh Radiology with your healthcare imaging needs.”
A strong history of caring for our community…
In the 1980’s, RRA became the first practice in Raleigh to use film screen mammography, greatly reducing the radiation dose to patients and providing higher quality mammography. RRA continued to lead the way by becoming the first facility in Wake County accredited to perform and interpret ultrasound examinations. In 1985, RRA formed Raleigh Imaging Services (RIS) to provide outpatient radiology services and soon after opened the Raleigh Breast Center to offer women a more private and comfortable, environment.
In October 2002, each satellite office of Raleigh Radiology Associates was incorporated into one brand to unite the practice. Raleigh Radiology Blue Ridge was united with the addition of a new office in north Raleigh–Raleigh Radiology Cedarhurst. Raleigh Radiology moved to its Blue Ridge Rd. facility in 2005, and added digital mammography and MRI services. The Blue Ridge location provides a spacious, modern and private experience for the outpatient seeking radiology expertise.
In 2007, the Cedarhurst facility added the Triangle’s first high field 1.5T Open Bore MRI and upgraded other services such as digital mammography. In the fall of 2007, three additional outpatient centers opened –Raleigh Radiology Cary, Raleigh Radiology Wake Forest and Raleigh Radiology Clayton.
These additional locations allowed us to offer more community based healthcare and to become the first fully digital practice in the area.
In the winter of 2009, the Blue Ridge facility opened a Vascular and Interventional Clinic. We began offering varicose and spider vein therapy and consults for various interventional procedures such as Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kyphoplasty, Radio-frequency ablations and Cryoablations. At that same time, we acquired a fixed 1.5 Open Bore MRI scanner in the new suite.
In February 2010, we expanded our CT services and opened our Brier Creek facility. Additional services were added at Brier Creek at the end of 2011 including plain film, mammography, DEXA, ultrasound, and MRI. Our Cary facility opened in November 2011 combing two smaller offices into a modern, state-of-the-art, full service imaging facility serving the needs of Cary and the surrounding communities.
The Cary facility has a dedicated women’s imaging area and in house open bore MRI. The Cedarhurst facility was also expanded in 2011 improving women’s imaging services.
Raleigh Radiology is proud of the sub-specialized care provided by our Board Certified Radiologists. Our goal is to treat patients how we would want to be treated utilizing the most advanced imaging technology in the hands of experienced radiologist.
Many dramatic changes have occurred in radiology since the years when Dr. Worth was the only radiologist at Rex. Raleigh Radiology continues to incorporate advances and the latest technological breakthroughs as they occur and will be a proud leader in this evolution of health care in the Triangle’s future.
Raleigh Radiology is committed to providing our patients and referring physicians, premier imaging services through subspecialty expertise in an efficient and compassionate environment. We will navigate the changing landscape of healthcare by upholding our core values of patient- centric care and we will empower our team members to achieve their maximum professional and personal potential.
To be the most trusted provider of high value imaging services in our community.
A Tradition Of Leadership
- 2013 First in the Triangle to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis mammography
- 2008-2011 First in the Triangle to offer high field 1.5T open bore MRI
- 2007 First fully digital mammography practice
- 2005 First to bring digital mammography to Raleigh
- 2004 First to bring office-wide outpatient PACS to Raleigh
- 2003 First to bring Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to Wake County
- 2002 First to introduce CAD (computer –aided detection) for mammography
- 2001 First to offer Cardiac Scoring, a noninvasive test to evaluate heart disease risk in asymptomatic patients
- 2000 Achieved American College of Radiology accreditation and FDA approval for stereotactic breast biopsy
- 1996 First practice in North Carolina to be ACR-accredited in abdominal and obstetric Ultrasound
- 1995 First radiology group to offer minimally invasive stereotactic breast biopsy
- 1989 First in the area to receive ACR accreditation for mammography
- 1985 First imaging center devoted to women’s health