Fairfax Radiological Consultants

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Low-Dose Computed Tomography (CT)

We do not just meet the standards in low-dose radiation. We set them.

CT, also called CAT scan or Computed Tomography, is a type of diagnostic test that uses sophisticated, computerized X-ray equipment to produce cross-sectional images that enable detailed evaluation of anatomy to help detect a variety of diseases and conditions.

Weighing the benefits of advanced imaging such as Computed Tomography (CT) with the potential risk of exposing yourself to radiation is always a careful balance. At Fairfax Radiology, your health and well-being and that of your loved ones are our top priorities. That is why we were one of the first Radiology practices in the nation to provide low-dose CT scanning at all of our facilities. It is why we have built an extensive patient safety program that ensures every scanner is carefully programmed and tested to provide the lowest achievable radiation dose.

As part of our ongoing commitment to quality and safety, Fairfax Radiology has achieved accreditation status through the American College of Radiology (ACR), for various imaging modalities that we offer. For CT, the ACR Accreditation Program evaluates the qualifications of personnel, appropriateness of different technical scan parameters and ensures that optimal minimal radiation dose protocols are incorporated and followed. Fairfax Radiology employs the most qualified physicians, technologists and other personnel, who all require ongoing continuing education to remain skilled in providing radiology services.

With higher resolution scans and lower radiation exposure, Fairfax Radiology is the clear choice for advanced CT imaging.

Fairfax Radiology's CT Radiation Dose Reduction Initiative includes:

  • Advanced, low-dose GE CT scanners at each of our CT imaging centers.
  • Software technology, Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR) that reduces radiation dosage.
  • CT scanners that incorporate dose notifications and alerts as well as adjust the amount of radiation based on size, shape and body composition.
  • Highly trained Technologists who adhere to specific exam protocols that maximize image quality while minimizing radiation dose.

Click on any of our CT procedures below to learn more.

Maria C. Albano, M.D.

Maria C. Albano, M.D.

Body Imaging
Body Imaging & Intervention
CT Colonography
Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
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Medical School

Tufts University
Completed 1996

Residency

New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Center
Completed 2001

Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abdominal CT/US/MRI 
Completed 2002

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
2001

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Association of University Radiologists

Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D.

Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D.

Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
PET CT
Ultrasound
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Medical School

State University of New York
Completed 1996

Residency

University of Virginia
Completed 2001

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School
Nuclear Medicine
Completed 2002

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
2001

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology

William M. Astor, M.D.

William M. Astor, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention
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Medical School

Upstate Medical University (SUNY)
Completed 2006

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Completed 2011

Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Completed 2012

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Skeletal Radiology

Melany Atkins, M.D.

Melany Atkins, M.D.

Body Imaging
Body Imaging & Intervention
Cardiac Imaging
CT Colonography
Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
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Medical School

West Virginia University
Completed 2006

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Completed 2011

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Cross-Sectional Imaging
2011 - Present

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America 
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, MD

Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, MD

Body Imaging
Breast Imaging
Breast Imaging & Intervention
Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
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Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine
Completed 2009

Residency

Brown University
Completed 2014

Fellowship

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Completed 2015

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
2014

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
Society of Breast Imaging 
Association of University Radiologists 
American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology 
Radiological Society of North America 
American Roentgen Ray Society

Kara M. Beckner, M.D.

Kara M. Beckner, M.D.

Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
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Medical School

Georgetown University
Completed 1996

Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Completed 2001

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Association of University Radiologists
American College of Radiology
American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology

Elise L. Berman, M.D.

Elise L. Berman, M.D.

Body Imaging
Breast Imaging
Breast Imaging & Intervention
Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
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Medical School

Tufts University
Completed 1995

Residency

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School
Completed 1998

Johns Hopkins University
Completed 2000

Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Completed 2001

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Society of Breast Imaging
Radiology Society of North America 
American Roentgen Ray Society
American College of Radiology

Krzysztof M. Bochenek, M.D.

Krzysztof M. Bochenek, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Neuro Imaging
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Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine
Completed 1996

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital
Neurology
Completed 2000

Yale New Haven Hospital
Radiology
Completed 2004

Fellowship

Yale University
Neuroradiology
Completed 2001

Yale University
Neuroradiology, Cross-Sectional Imaging
Completed 2005

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
Subspecialty Certification in Neuroradiology, ABR
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2004/2001

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member
Radiology Society of North America

Paul Reha Butros, M.D.

Paul Reha Butros, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Body Imaging
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Medical School

Baskent University School of Medicine
Completed 2005

Residency

Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University
Completed 2012

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Completed 2014

Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Completed 2015

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology - Diplomate
2012

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
American Roentgen Ray Society
Medical Society of Virginia
Radiology Society of North America
Society of Interventional Radiology

List of Procedures in this Category

Body CT

A diagnostic test that uses sophisticated X-ray equipment to help detect diseases and conditions of the chest, abdomen and/or pelvic areas.

Calcium Score

An advanced screening test that can accurately identify calcified plaques, which can be a predictor of significant disease.

Coronary CTA

An advanced screening test that can accurately show both calcified and soft cholesterol plaques in the arteries, and determine the presence and severity of blood flow obstruction.

CT Enterography

An advanced diagnostic test that uses special X-rays to produce detailed images of the small intestine, abdomen and pelvis to help diagnose Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other abnormalities.

CT Virtual Colonoscopy

A less invasive alternate for the screening of colorectal cancer that uses CT scans to create a 3D image that will show any abnormalities inside the colon, rectum and pelvic area.

Dental CT

The most advanced form of dental imaging available that uses multiple images from different angles to create a comprehensive 3D visualization of the inside of the mouth.

Lung Screening LDCT

A simple test that uses sophisticated X-ray equipment and low-dose radiation to identify lung cancer and other lung diseases that would be invisible on regular chest X-rays.

Musculoskeletal CT

A diagnostic test that focuses on the extremities and spine and is used to help diagnose the cause of pains or symptoms or to get a snapshot of any progress from an earlier treatment.

Neuro CT

A diagnostic imaging test that uses sophisticated X-ray equipment to specifically address the central nervous system and associated structures using imagery of the head and spine.

PET/CT

A diagnostic test that combines nuclear medicine with advanced 3D imaging to offer the most advanced imaging technique available for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of many diseases.

Vascular CTA

A test that combines computer technology, sophisticated X-ray equipment and a contrast agent to produce detailed images of the arteries and veins inside the body.