A Message From Our President
It has always been our belief that keeping care within reach is just good medicine. So we continue to consider those we serve in our community and imagine how we might improve access to care. We believe to enable better access for everyone that we must provide more convenience for our patients’ busy lifestyles and an accountable fee structure that does not impede access. We remain committed to assuring that only the best sub-specialized radiologists practice to the highest possible standards, aided by state of the art technology.
Raleigh Radiology is Wake County’s first Radiology practice. From our beginnings with Dr. Worth at Rex Hospital to our 40 plus providers serving our imaging centers, physician and Hospital partners plan, we are an organization that does not rest. Despite being best in class, we continue to move forward. We remain dedicated to the latest technological advancements and recruit only the most talented individuals. Our leadership in Radiology is exemplified by being first to Wake county with Digital Mammography, 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, workflow management tools so exams are read by sub-specialized radiologists regardless of where they are performed. 2018 saw substantial growth. As an example, some of the top board-certified pediatric radiologists from around the country joined our Department of Pediatrics bringing new services such as Pediatric Cardiac MRI to Wake County. We are also focused on ensuring convenience for our patients by adding yet another Triangle location in Fuquay-Varina and extending weekend hours across all seven triangle locations. 2019 will bring growth to our service lines to enhance accessibility with accountability, including Nuclear Medicine and CT Calcium Scoring with new locations planned to increase convenience and access for the citizens of the Triangle.
Raleigh Radiology has become and will remain the High Quality, High Value Radiology practice focused on improving care to those we serve and those we have yet to serve.
Satish Mathan, MD
President and Managing Partner, Raleigh Radiology, Interventional and Vascular Radiologist
Since 1950, we have had a strong history of caring for our community…
Raleigh Radiology continues to lead the way in imaging and radiology services for our community. In the 1980’s, Raleigh Radiology Associates (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 also became the first facility in Wake County accredited to perform and interpret ultrasound examinations. In 1985, RRA opened the Raleigh Breast Center to offer women a more private and comfortable environment.
In October 2002, each satellite office of RRA was incorporated into one brand to unite the practice. This included the addition of a new office—Raleigh Radiology at Cedarhurst. In 2005, RRA moved its Blue Ridge location to a more modern, comfortable, and private space and added both digital mammography and MRI services.
In 2007, the Cedarhurst facility added the Triangle’s first high field 1.5T Open Bore MRI. 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 become the first fully digital practice in the area while offering more community-based healthcare.
In 2009, the Blue Ridge facility opened a Vascular and Interventional Clinic offering varicose and spider vein therapy, as well as interventional procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization and cryoablations.
In 2010, RRA expanded our CT services and opened a new facility in Brier Creek with additional services including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI.
Our Cary facility opened in November 2011 as a modern, state-of-the-art, full service imaging center. The Cary facility has a dedicated women’s imaging area—the Cedarhurst facility was also expanded in 2011 to improve women’s imaging services.
In 2018, The Vascular and Interventional Clinic officially became The Vein and Vascular Center at Raleigh Radiology offering services at our Blue Ridge and Cary offices.
In October 2018, our Blue Ridge office began offering CT Cardiac Scoring for non-invasive scans of the heart.
In January 2019, we opened a new outpatient facility in Fuquay-Varina. This location offers the most advanced imaging in ultrasound, bone density scan, X-ray, 3D mammography, and MRI services for patient convenience.
In February 2019, our Blue Ridge office expanded its service line again by offering Nuclear Medicine procedures.
Raleigh Radiology is proud of the sub-specialized care provided by our high value specialists. Our goal is to treat patients how we would want to be treated utilizing the most advanced imaging technology in the hands of experienced technologists and radiologists.
Many dramatic changes have occurred in radiology over the years. Raleigh Radiology continues to incorporate the latest technological breakthroughs as they occur and will continue to lead the evolution of healthcare in the Triangle.
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
- 2020 First in the Triangle to offer outpatient 3T MRI imaging
- 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