Imaging Protocol Management
Effective protocol management increases exam quality, decreases repeat studies, increases productivity and improves the quality of care. RAF leadership has over 4 decades of industry experience in managing protocols.
We draw on this experience in applying best practices, analyzing data and standardizing imaging protocols. All newer sites get assistance from our lead CT and MR technologist and lead subspecialty section chiefs in implementing protocols based on best practice guidelines.
Leading Edge of Technology
RAF’s physicians are well versed in all the latest advances in imaging technology. This allows us to harness to full capacity, the state-of-theart equipment at our affiliate sites.
For example, at Sarasota Memorial Health System, we have two high-end, biplanar fluoroscopy units that enable us to perform cutting-edge procedures that can substantially increase survival and recovery from hemorrhagic stroke. This is also one of a few facilities in the region with the technology and expertise to perform potentially lifesaving endovascular coiling of ruptured aneurysms. Additionally, RAF physicians are proficient in all aspects of CT imaging and intervention, including the use of CT fluoroscopy, 4, 16, 64, 80, 160 detector and dual energy CT scanners. High field 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners are used for advanced problem-solving in neurologic, body, cardiac and musculoskeletal imaging. Our ability to perform 3-D modeling and 3-D printing of cardiac structures based on CT scans, provides clinicians with a unique opportunity to prepare for particularly complex or risky procedures. We have also implemented 3-D printing technology for cancer staging management which was we received “Canon Patient First” award as well as Radiology Partner’s innovation research award.
RAF has also worked with all imaging vendors to create a long term partnership for imaging equipment so that we always have the latest and greatest technology.