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Mary Washington Hospital Earns HeartFlow CT Quality Award

Mary Washington Hospital Earns HeartFlow CT Quality Award

Fredericksburg, VA (June 21, 2023) – Mary Washington Hospital announced today that it has earned the HeartFlow CT Quality Award in the 1st quarter of 2023. Recipients of the HeartFlow CT Quality Award are determined based on metrics assessing the quality and adoption of a medical center’s cardiovascular imaging program. Recipients of the award are in the top 20 percent of global medical centers providing patients with a better pathway for identifying and understanding their heart health by utilizing coronary CT and the HeartFlow Analysis. The HeartFlow Analysis is a first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.

“We are thrilled to receive the HeartFlow CT Quality Award,” says Donna Morris, Director of Clinical Operations, Mary Washington Hospital. “Our Radiology CT team goes above and beyond to ensure the delivery of timely and quality CT services. We can’t thank them enough for their outstanding work in improving heart care for our patients and driving imaging innovation.”

"This is the test we have been waiting for,” says Neil Green, MD, Physician Director of Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Imaging, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg. “A safe, non-invasive, highly accurate, single breath hold, 10 second exam that can determine if a patient's symptoms are due to a blockage in a blood vessel to their heart. Mary Washington Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the region, and one of only a handful in the state, to offer this sophisticated technology that is helping acute care physicians make the best decisions in the care of their patients. This award is wonderful recognition for the high-quality cardiac services available at Mary Washington Hospital.”

The HeartFlow Analysis takes data from a patient’s non-invasive coronary CTA and leverages algorithms trained using deep learning (a form of AI) and highly trained analysts to create a personalized, digital 3D model of the patient’s coronary arteries. It then uses powerful computer algorithms to simulate blood flow and assess the impact of blockages on blood flow to the heart. Within hours, the HeartFlow Analysis is provided to the patient’s physician via a secure web interface and provides information on the extent of a patient’s arterial blockage and the impact the blockage has on blood flow to the heart.

The HeartFlow Analysis has been used on more than 100,000 patients with suspected heart disease and offers the highest diagnostic accuracy available from a non-invasive test. Additionally, in clinical trials, using the HeartFlow Analysis helped identify which patients do and do not need invasive treatment. The use of the HeartFlow Analysis also reduced the cost of care by 26 percent compared to usual care.


About Mary Washington Healthcare:

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 50 facilities and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit