DRA Provides Supervision, Interpretation, and Medical Direction across all major radiology subspecialties:

  • Neuroradiology: Brain, head/neck, and spine
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging:  Skeleton, joints, and muscles
  • Women’s Imaging/Breast Imaging: Breast imaging/breast MRI, biopsies, and pelvic sonography
  • Nuclear Medicine: Studies and therapies using radiopharmaceuticals
  • Cardiac Imaging: Cardiac MRI, coronary artery CT, and aortic imaging
  • Body Imaging:  Liver, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system
  • Interventional Radiology: Vascular disorders, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, and endovascular therapies.
  • Vascular Surgery
  • PET Scans
  • Overread Services
  • Utilization Management

Radiologists offer more than just a radiology report.

Our Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians are a vital part of the care team needed to confidently diagnose and treat illnesses in the communities we serve.

Advancements in imaging have transformed the practice of medicine and radiology. Keeping pace with these advances has led to the formation of DRA, to combine the experience and knowledge of over 45 providers and growing. DRA physicians have trained at the nation’s most prestigious institutions and include a team of Board Certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists with fellowship training in all essential subspecialties. In addition to the specialty of radiology, our physicians include two Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Vascular Surgeons.

DRA provides comprehensive medical treatments paired with exceptional continuity of care collaboration and support. We are committed to top-quality patient care which includes providing timely and accurate communication of information to physicians and specialists.

By accessing prior exams, communicating with other physicians and specialists in the area, and understanding the patients’ needs, DRA Radiologists serve as well-informed experts in diagnostic and interventional care, and are advocates for keeping up with the latest technology to provide the highest quality services.



Utilization Management


DRA’s physicians are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained and have received their training from the nation’s top institutions. Their education combined with their experience ensures DRA’s physicians are experts in their subspecialty, focusing on regions and systems of the body. This expertise is essential for identifying when a type of imaging or procedure is right for the patient versus performing unnecessary studies.

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Mechanisms


DRA supports the importance of Clinical Decision Support tools, and in compliance with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA, 2014), requests the use of qualified Clinical Decision Support mechanisms from ordering providers. This ensures patients’ needs and accepted standards of medical testing are consistently taken into consideration. DRA also works with referring physicians to help make the process of integrating CDS tools more seamless, by coordinating resources and training opportunities when a practice does not have a CDS-ready electronic health record (EHR).

ACR Appropriateness Criteria


The importance of selecting the right imaging study for the patient’s needs cannot be overstated. This is a primary way to avoid unnecessary imaging. To assist referring physicians in selecting the study that will answer the diagnostic or screening questions their patients need, DRA provides an Appropriateness Guide that has been developed by the American College of Radiology. This guide is available both online and in hard copy from DRA.


Payor Relationships

DRA’s commitment to Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and utilization management has been recognized by commercial payors with which we work. DRA’s recognition of the importance of financial accessibility, value-added services, and total cost of imaging services for population health has enabled several collaborative relationships.

Overread Services



DRA offers over-read interpretation services to physician practices who own or lease their own imaging equipment. Services are provided by Board Certified, Fellowship Trained subspecialized radiologists who are committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective radiological services. All overreads are dictated by DRA physicians and reports provided.

Among our over-read services is dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). The professional component services associated with interpretation of CBCT scans includes both the planning and findings related to disease and abnormalities demonstrated on a CBCT scan study. We offer over-read services to support diagnostic requirements that may introduce professional medical liability risk. Having scans read by an experienced and credentialed Radiologist provides peace of mind in ruling out or identifying any extra-dental findings.

 

PET Scans


PET (positron emission tomography) scans are utilized to diagnose and keep a careful watch on a variety of illnesses. PET scans are most commonly used to detect cancers, heart problems, brain disorders, and problems with the nervous system. PET scans utilize molecular imaging, which is a very precise way of detecting disease on the cellular and molecular level. PET scans work by injecting a tiny amount of radioactive tracers into the bloodstream, which the PET scan machine can then detect and analyze via 3D images. PET scans take between 2-4 hours to complete. PET scans are excellent at analyzing the biological processes of the body and at detecting pathology such as cancer at the very earliest stages.

DRA provides PET support in the following areas:

  • Supervision Interpretation
  • Protocol Development
  • Technology Selection
  • Obtaining NRC Licensure
  • PET Program ACR Accreditation
  • Fixed and Mobile PET