Practice Spotlight: Novant Health Imaging

Novant Health Imaging: Getahun Garede, Adam Cihon, Emily Johnson & Covan Berryman

Novant Health Imaging is a well-recognized imaging facility in Tysons Corner, VA with state-of-the-art 3T MRI, CT, ultrasound, and digital X-ray equipment. This generous facility has been providing pro bono imaging services for Arlington Free Clinic patients for many years. Our physicians are confident in the quality of the studies and their skillful interpretation by radiologist-in-charge, Nicholas Patronas, MD, who has extensive experience in all current imaging modalities.

AFC’s case manager schedules patient appointments, makes sure they have transportation to Novant, and helps each patient prepare for their studies. Most studies are reported electronically and received by AFC within 24 hours of the patient’s scan. Urgent studies are accommodated even faster—the medical information is interpreted and the radiology report is delivered the same day.

Last year, a patient came to AFC with a history of nausea and dizziness. He was a painter, and in recent weeks, had fallen from his ladder four times. One of our volunteer doctors evaluated him and ordered an MRI to be conducted as soon as possible. Novant provided an appointment the very same evening, and the next morning, Dr. Patronas called to alert AFC to the finding of a brain tumor. This patient was immediately referred to the hospital where he underwent brain surgery less than two weeks later.

Our generous medical community comes together every day through Arlington Free Clinic to change lives—in the case above, starting with the excellent care provided by Novant Health Imaging and culminating with AFC pathology and oncology partners thankfully concluding no malignancy!

Read our entire 2019 Annual Report here.

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Moving with Patients Toward Better Health
An Epic Transition to a New Electronic Health Record System
AFC Highlights, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Volunteer Profile: María Teresa
Why We Support Arlington Free Clinic: Dana & Ray Koch
Board Chair’s Letter