Our Practice - Over 60 Years of Trusted Service
Since 1958, Radiology Associates Imaging has been dedicated to outstanding diagnostic and interventional care. Over the years, RAI has expanded from a single department in a Daytona Beach hospital to 6 state-of-the-art imaging centers. Our expert team of 25 specialized radiologists provide outpatient imaging, diagnostic interpretations and interventional procedures across three counties in eastern Central Florida.
All RAI facilities offer the highest quality care and have been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for accuracy, safety and best practice standards.
The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 32,000 radiation oncologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists.
ACR awards accreditation based on stringent peer review evaluation conducted by board certified medical physicists and physicians who are experts in their respective fields.
ACR accreditation ensures that the physicians supervising and interpreting your medical imaging meet strict education and training standards. ACR accreditation also signifies that all imaging equipment is surveyed regularly by qualified medical physicists to ensure optimal accuracy and safety, and that all technologists are fully certified in each technology and procedure they perform.
We are exposed to many sources of background radiation every day. These radiation sources include the sun and stars, the earth, and radon particles, just to name a few. These sources of radiation are considered safe, yet we know that high levels of radiation have the potential to cause health problems.
After much research and debate among experts, there is still controversy over the long-term effects of ionizing radiation received from medical imaging studies. Although no one has shown that a single diagnostic exam poses a distinct danger, we at Radiology Associates Imaging take the issue seriously.
What We’re Doing to Protect You
When planning your imaging, we first consult with your healthcare provider to utilize a radiation-free exam such as MRI or ultrasound whenever appropriate.
In some cases, the detail provided by an x-ray-based system such as computed tomography (CT) is necessary for superior discovery. RAI routinely reviews our CT scan protocols to reduce the dose of radiation while still preserving diagnostic quality. We adjust our CT scanner settings to produce minimum radiation exposure, reduce the number of repeat or delayed images, and limit the scanning range to include only those area(s) of interest.
Further, we have made pledges to the Image Wisely® (www.imagewisely.org) and Image Gently® (www.imagegently.org) campaigns, which are dedicated to radiation safety in adult and pediatric medical imaging. We were the first regional imaging centers to receive Levels 1, 2 and 3 Honor Roll status by Image Gently® for our commitment to lowering patient imaging radiation doses.
RAI actively participates in the ACR Dose Index Registry (DIR), which allows our facilities to help establish national benchmarks and compare CT radiation dose indices to regional and national values. We are continually evaluating our doses against our peers’ to ensure that our patients are assured optimal quality and safety.