COVID-19

COVID-19

We are Firmly Committed to
Your Health and Safety.

We are Firmly Committed to Your Health and Safety.

Download Patient Forms

To expedite the check-in process and help reduce the spread of any virus on surfaces, we strongly encourage all patients to complete their registration forms in advance.

All forms are available online as an editable PDF file. Please download the appropriate files, complete the information, sign the documents, and bring printed copies to your appointment. For questions about forms, please call our Scheduling team at 703-824-3260.

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Wait-In-Car Available

For comfort and ease of mind, we offer a new Wait-In-Car service for patients who would prefer to wait in their car for their exam rather than our office lobby.

We’ll text you with instructions one hour before your appointment.  Once you’ve parked, click on the link in the text to let us know you’ve arrived.  We’ll text you when it’s time to come up for your exam.

If you would like to use this service, ask for Wait-In-Car at the time of scheduling.

Updated Visitor Policy

Our new visitor policy is intended to provide a safe environment for patients and caregivers. Effective immediately and until further notice:

  • Caregivers will not be permitted to accompany patients inside our facilities during outpatient testing and procedures with two exceptions:
    • a parent or guardian may accompany a minor during…
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Screening for Covid-19

With your safety in mind, all patients and essential visitors are required to complete a Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire. This is done at the time of scheduling, and again at our clinical offices prior to check-in. This screening includes the following CDC symptom guidelines:

  • Are you experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever at/over 100.0 F, chills, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste…
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Health Information From the CDC

The following resources from the CDC and state of Virginia provide a better understanding of the coronavirus, symptoms, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Center Locations and Services

Alexandria
Imaging Center

4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 525
Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. X-Ray available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Saturday Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Screening Mammography, General Ultrasound, X-Ray.

Main Phone: (703) 751-5055

Fax: (703) 370-3889

Services Offered: Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Biopsy, OB and General Ultrasound, Bone Density DEXA, Vein and Vascular Procedures and Ultrasound, General X-Ray

To schedule an appointment please call (703) 824-3260

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Woodbridge
Imaging Center

4001 Prince William Parkway, Suite 302
Woodbridge, VA 22193

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  X-Ray available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Screening Mammography, General Ultrasound.

Main Phone: (703) 494-3309

Fax: (703) 357-9636

Services Offered: Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Biopsy, OB and General Ultrasound, Bone Density DEXA, Vein and Vascular Procedures and Ultrasound, General X-Ray, Fluoroscopy

To schedule an appointment please call (703) 824-3260

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FAQ’s

Yes!  Patients and essential visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering which covers both their nose and mouth.  If a patient is unable to secure their own mask, they will be issued a mask upon screening and entry into our Center.

Yes, the Governor has lifted all restrictions for screening and elective imaging services and procedures.  We are now accepting appointments for screening mammography, DEXA, elective procedures and we continue to offer diagnostic exams as we have during this stay-at-home order.  To maintain robust social distance guidelines, we are limiting the number of patients that we are scheduling in our Centers.  This will help keep our waiting areas open and with safe distances for moving about within our exam rooms and hallways.  Some patients may have to wait an extra day or two for their appointment, but we believe it is critical to prioritize safety and reduce the number of patients in our offices at one time.  Safe social distancing has been proven to help reduce the possible spread of this virus.

Having a cough alone does not necessarily indicate the coronavirus.  We’d want to know if you have any other symptoms.  That’s why we are screening all patients and essential visitors prior to entering our Centers.  If you have a cough, but no fever or shortness of breath, we may still be able to serve you.  Our clinical team will make that determination at pre-screening (verbally at the time of scheduling) and then again at time of service where we will re-screen you and also take your temperature.

That depends.  We have temporarily revised our visitors’ policy to help provide a safe environment for our patients and staff.  During this Covid-19 period, caregivers will not be permitted to accompany patients inside our facilities, with two exceptions:  1) a parent or guardian may accompany a minor during their office visit, and 2) a caregiver may accompany an elderly patient or individual who needs direct assistance to communicate, walk, or make decisions; this includes patients who will receive sedation for their procedure.  Essential caregivers must wear a mask to the patient’s appointment.  In all other cases, families and non-essential support persons will be asked to wait in their vehicle, and will not be allowed inside our Center.  We thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to provide a safe clinical environment.

Yes, to speed the check-in process and help reduce the spread of any virus on surfaces, we encourage all patients to complete their registration forms in advance and bring them to their appointment.  Forms are available online as an editable PDF file: https://alexandriaradiology.com/for-patients/#patient-forms.  Please download the files, complete the information, sign the form(s), and bring the printed version(s)  to the front desk.

AAR has implemented a stringent protocol to help keep you safe from infection while in our Centers.  Prior to check-in, all patients will be asked to complete a Covid-19 screening questionnaire and their temperature will be checked in accordance with CDC, American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America recommended guidelines.

Patients will not be allowed inside our office if they are experiencing possible Covid-19 symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of smell and taste, or patients who have returned from travel to or been exposed to someone who has traveled to a CDC Level 3 Travel destination in the past 14 days.

While we do not schedule appointments for x-ray, we do require that you call us in advance of coming in for your exam so that we can verbally pre-screen you for Covid-19.  All patients to our Centers must be screened prior to arriving for their exam. To be pre-screened, please call Scheduling at 703-824-3260.

Be assured that our staff is disinfecting equipment and all surfaces between every patient visit.  We are using medical-grade sanitizers that are proven to kill germs associated with Covid-19.  We conduct a facility-wide wipe-down before closing the clinical office every day, and a second facility-wide wipe down every morning prior to the start of patient care.  We are following all disinfectant instructions for appropriate dry-time, and are using this wipe-down protocol for administrative equipment including keyboards, clipboards, computers, workstations, and phones.  Our common areas including the lobby, secondary waiting rooms and restrooms are disinfected several times a day. This includes hard surfaces, door handles and knobs, tables, chairs and front office counters with a CDC-approved medical grade disinfectant solution.  We ask that all patients use a hand sanitizer upon arrival at our Center.

Our medical, technical and front desk teams are suited with appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).  We are requiring all patients and essential visitors to wear masks while in our facilities.  Our work flow for waiting rooms and hallways has been adjusted to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines.  Our staff is screened daily with temperature checks and a verbal symptomatic assessment.   Our patient appointments are spaced apart, allowing us to care for each patient separately and assure minimal waiting time at the main lobby area. AAR follows all CDC guidelines for the assessment and screening of every individual who enters our Centers.  In addition, we are following simple yet effective medical advice:  keep calm, wash your hands, wear a mask, keep safe social distances of six feet, self-quarantine if you have any symptoms and call your family doctor for guidance.

You can expect a ‘slightly’ different experience when you visit us for your exam as compared to pre-Covid-19.  We have significantly changed our workflow with your safety in mind!  We now have medical assistants at each office entrance to re-screen all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 and perform a temperature check.  Only asymptomatic patients with a normal temperature will be allowed inside our clinical offices.

We have purposefully reduced our scheduled appointments so that we are performing fewer exams each hour.  This means you’ll be seeing fewer patients overall in our Centers so that we can follow safe social distances in our hallways and waiting areas.

You will see extra spacing and fewer chairs in our lobby and secondary waiting areas to prevent patients and essential visitors from sitting too close together.  We may ask you to change clothes in the exam room rather than a changing room; this will help reduce exposure to unnecessary surfaces.

You will see a lot of PPE worn by our team including masks, gowns, shields, gloves.  We hope these important coverings will not affect the personal experience that AAR is known for.  Behind these sterile masks and gowns are the same warm and caring professional team members that you know and trust.  We will do our very best to reassure you of that.

AAR employees and physicians are required to complete a screening questionnaire at the start of their shift every workday.  AAR follows CDC guidelines for the assessment and screening of all staff, patients, and essential visitors to our Centers.  Employees’ temperatures are checked daily to monitor for any potential signs of  infection.  If an employee becomes symptomatic, they are required to stay home from work until they have met all CDC requirements for return to work, including authorization by our facility Medical Director.

Yes!  For comfort and ease of mind, we offer a new WAIT-IN-CAR service for patients who would prefer to wait in their vehicle for their exam rather than our office lobby.  This is an optional service and the process is easy:  We’ll send you a text 60 minutes before your exam.  Once you’ve parked your vehicle, you’ll click on the link in the text to let us know you have arrived.  Then, we’ll text you when it’s time to come up for your appointment.  If you would like to use this free service, please let us know at the time of scheduling and we will set you up with the WAIT-IN-CAR option.

No; we are encouraging patients who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms specific to the coronavirus to go to the hospital for imaging care that is urgent.  We recommend patients contact their referring physician for guidance.   We are following all CDC guidelines for when we can see patients that had symptomatic and confirmed cases of Covid-19.   Please contact your referring physician for further guidance.  For a complete list of Covid-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Yes, AAR offers online scheduling for screening mammography.  In 4 easy steps, you can schedule your preferred appointment date and time.  There’s no waiting and this free service is available 24/7. We look forward to serving you online! Click here to schedule: https://alexandriaradiology.com/web-scheduler.

Fever is a significant symptom of Covid-19, although not always as sometimes people get the flu.  Our clinical team will make that determination at the time of scheduling.  Patients that have multiple symptoms and are highly suspicious for Covid-19 and need an urgent imaging exam are encouraged to go to the hospital for care.  For non-urgent cases, we will ask the patient to call back to reschedule at least 72 hours after symptoms have disappeared without the use of medications and at least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared.  If the patient is undergoing Covid testing, the CDC guidelines require that you have two negative test results 24 hours apart and resolution of fever without the use of medication as well as improvement in respiratory symptoms.  Please contact your referring physician for further guidance.  For a complete list of Covid-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

No, we do not offer Covid-19 testing, and encourage you to check with your family doctor for guidance.

Before scheduling, you must meet the CDC guidelines for confirmed patients:  this includes two negative test results 24 hours apart (two negative specimens), resolution of fever without the use of medication as well as improvement in respiratory symptoms.  Please contact your referring physician for further guidance.  For a complete list of Covid-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.

Covid-19 antibody tests may carry a high rate of false positives. In addition, there are differing opinions as to whether the presence of antibodies (a positive test result) indicate immunity from coronavirus.  The possibility of repeat infections would mean that even a positive antibody test is not a guaranteed safe condition for people around you.  For this reason, you will be required to be pre-screened prior to your visit, wear a mask or face covering at all times, and practice safe social distancing.  This helps keep our patients and staff safe from the spread of Covid-19.

Online Scheduling for Screening Mammography

Scheduling your screening mammogram is easy when you choose the flexible online option.  Click here and in 4 easy steps, you can schedule your preferred appointment date and time.  There’s no waiting and this free service is available 24/7. We look forward to serving you online!

Schedule Your Mammography Screening