About Us

Dr. Satish Mathan- Raleigh Radiology President
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The physicians of Raleigh Radiology bring you the most experienced radiology practice in the Triangle. Our board-certified physicians offer you the region’s broadest range of subspecialties in radiology. Offering expertise in musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, abdominal imaging, women’s imaging, pediatric imaging, nuclear medicine radiology and interventional and vascular radiology. We have long provided the full complement of radiology services to Rex Healthcare, the region’s premier hospital facility for over 60 years. Today our patients also have the advantage of many outpatient imaging centers conveniently located throughout Wake and Johnston Counties.

In 1950, Dr. Tom Worth, one of the founders of Raleigh Radiology Associates (RRA), began practicing at Rex Hospital. He was the first full-time radiologist to provide both diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services in Raleigh. Dr. Worth brought in associates to enhance services in oncologic radiology, nuclear medicine, and vascular radiology. In 1974, Raleigh Radiology Associates and Rex Hospital recruited Dr. Patrick Cavanaugh. Dr. Cavanaugh, then head of Radiation Oncology at Duke and internationally respected in his field, assumed responsibility at Rex. Dr. Cavanaugh, with his associates and Dr. Worth were instrumental in the creation of the Rex Cancer Center –the first outpatient cancer center in Wake County.

In the 1980’s, RRA became the first practice in Raleigh to use film screen mammography, greatly reducing the radiation dose to provide 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 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 its Blue Ridge Rd. facility in 2005, and added digital mammography and MRI services. The new 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. The Cedarhurst, Wake Forest and Clayton facilities are owned by Outpatient Imaging Affiliates (OIA) of Nashville, Tenn with Raleigh Radiology providing on-site supervision and image interpretation. These additions 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 this same time, we acquired a fixed 1.5 Open Bore MRI scanner in this 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 new 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 new   facility has a dedicated women’s imaging area and in house open bore MRI. The Cedarhurst facility was expanded in 2011 improving women’s imaging services.

Raleigh Radiology is proud of the sub-specialized care provided by our Board Certified Radiologist. 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.


  • 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

Blue Ridge 919-781-1437 - Cedarhurst 919-877-5400 - Cary 919-781-1437
Clayton 919-877-5400 - Wake Forest 919-877-5400 - Brier Creek 919-877-5400