ARA Support

2019
September 1, 2019

First And Only to offer functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Neuro-expertise expanded with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to guide surgical planning and radiation therapy, assess effects of stroke, trauma, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s and to better diagnose behavioral issues like depression, addiction, and schizophrenia.

August 22, 2019

The First To Offer 3D Printing

Alaska Radiology Associates, through Imaging Associates, proudly becomes the first diagnostic imaging center to offer 3D printing, visual models of a patient’s heart, brain, and other vital organs that can be used for patient education and to aid surgeons in planning complex surgical operations.

2018
January 7, 2018

First And Only In Alaska To Offer MR Elastography

The first and only in Alaska to offer MR Elastography (MRE), giving AK physicians a powerful new comprehensive tool for liver assessment, lessening the need for invasive liver biopsy and concern of sampling variability.  

2017
June 15, 2017

MRE

Magnetic Resonance Elastography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that measures the stiffness of soft tissues by generating shear waves in tissue, imaging their propagation using MRI, and processing the images to generate a stiffness map.

February 1, 2017

Dr. Gerald York Serving As Board Member

ARA Neuroradiologist Dr. Gerald York began serving as board member for Alaska Brain Injury Network (ABIN)

2016
November 1, 2016

Support To VA And DoD

ARA began providing neuroradiology support to VA and DoD beneficiaries through the Multicenter Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC).

October 2, 2016

MRI / Ultrasound Fusion

ARA collaborated with local Urologists to provide the detailed digital tools they need to provide state of the art MRI / Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsies.

August 22, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injury

ARA’s Neuroradiologists organized multiple presentations in the community to educate providers and the public about the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and in the proper use of diagnostic imaging to better assess these patients.

April 19, 2016

ARA Support

ARA offered continued support to local active duty and veteran populations suffering from prior TBI through educational programs (talks at JBER) and imaging consults.

2015
November 2, 2015

Diffusion Tensor Imaging

ARA Implemented a new scanning protocol using diffusion tensor imaging to allow better depiction of white matter changes in demyelinating diseases and central neurological injury.

October 2, 2015

Quantitative Volumetric Neuroimaging

ARA Introduced quantitative volumetric neuroimaging to assess patients with history of concussion/traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological diseases.

September 2, 2015

High resolution rectal MRI

In partnership with Imaging Associates and Providence Imaging Center, ARA introduced high resolution rectal MRI for rectal cancer staging in Alaska.

July 2, 2015

24/7 in-hospital Radiologists

ARA became the first and only modern radiology practice in Alaska to provide 24/7 in-hospital Radiologist coverage, at its primary inpatient hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center.

June 2, 2015

First high-field Open MRI

In partnership with Imaging Associates, ARA introduced the first high-field Open MRI to Alaska through its Providence partnership with Imaging Associates at its new flagship facility at the corner of Providence Dr and Piper St.

March 2, 2015

3T MRI to the MatSu Valley

In partnership with Imaging Associates, ARA introduced the first 3T MRI to the MatSu Valley.

2014
September 2, 2014

Breast Tomosynthesis guided biopsies

ARA’s skilled women’s imagers were the first radiologists in  Alaska performing Breast Tomosynthesis guided biopsies (at PIC).

March 2, 2014

State of the art 3D mammograms

ARA’s skilled women’s imagers were the first in the state to support Breast Tomosynthesis. ARA provides interpretations for these state of the art 3D mammograms at Alaska Neighborhood Health, Providence Imaging Center and Imaging Associates.

2013
October 5, 2013

ARA recruited Dr. Allen Rubin

ARA recruited Dr. Allen Rubin, a double-boarded Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. Dr. Rubin provides high level vascular surgical care to SouthCentral Alaskans and regularly staffs the Providence Alaska Medical Center sponsored wound clinic.

September 2, 2013

Metal Suppression MRI

Introduced Alaska’s first dedicated Metal Suppression MRI service for imaging orthopedic implants.

August 2, 2013

Multi-parametric Prostate MRI

Introduced Alaska’s first non-invasive multi-parametric Prostate MRI program.

ARA offered continued support to local active duty and veteran populations suffering from prior TBI through educational programs (talks at JBER) and imaging consults.