Vantage News

March 2024

Fantastic News for Washington State Residents Who Need Breast Imaging!

Vantage Radiology is thrilled to share some uplifting news for everyone in Washington State who might require breast imaging services! Starting from the 1st of January 2024, a new law will ease and simplify access to necessary health services. Thanks to this legislation, many who are covered by a commercial insurance plan* will no longer face additional fees such as deductibles, copays, or coinsurance for specific breast exams. This significant change means you can proceed with crucial tests without the stress of added costs.

At Vantage Radiology, our physicians deeply care about our patients and tirelessly advocate for accessible, high-quality healthcare. This new law aligns perfectly with our commitment to ensuring every patient receives the best care without financial barriers. Our radiologists are proud to play a role in advocating for this crucial legislation.

Here’s a brief overview of the services now more accessible to you:

  • Diagnostic Imaging Following Screening: If your initial mammogram indicates the need for a closer examination
  • Symptom Evaluation: Clinical symptoms such as lumps, bloody nipple discharge, etc. requiring diagnostic imaging
  • High-Risk Patient Care: For individuals at an elevated risk for breast cancer who need additional imaging, such as MRI or ultrasound

Our goal is to ensure that you have seamless access to the care you need, lifting the financial burden and letting you focus on your health. Stay healthy and well-informed!

Vantage Radiology is here for you, advocating for your health and well-being every step of the way.

* Commercial insurance includes state regulated plans. This new law doesn’t apply to every health insurance plan, so it’s a good idea to call and check with your insurance company to see if you’re covered!


Exciting News: Our Olympic Building Earns Prestigious ACR Accreditation – Again!

We are thrilled to announce that our Olympic Building has once again been accredited by the esteemed American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is widely recognized as the gold standard in the industry. It signifies that our facility has met rigorous criteria set by the ACR, including stringent requirements for equipment, medical personnel, quality assurance protocols, and image quality.

We extend our gratitude to our dedicated team of radiologists, technologists, and staff whose commitment to excellence made this achievement possible. We are proud to have such a talented and passionate team driving our mission forward.

Olympic building accredited equipment:

  • 1.5 T Siemens Symphony TiM MRI
  • 3T Siemens TiM Trio MRI
  • 3T Siemens Vida MRI
  • GE Lightspeed Ultra VCT 64 with ASiR
  • PET GE Discovery 64 MI DR

If you’d like to learn more about the requirements for accreditation, click here: Accreditation – American College of Radiology (acraccreditation.org)


August 2023

We’re excited to announce that six of our radiologists have been recognized by their peers as the best radiologists in their respective subspecialties: Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Vascular/Interventional Radiology by Seattle Met Magazine. This honor validates what we know about these physicians and their commitment to patient care. We couldn’t be prouder of each of them and extend our congratulations and thanks for this recognition. Click below to read more and learn about why they were nominated!

https://www.seattlemet.com/doctors


July 2023

We are thrilled to announce that five of our radiologists have been named to Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors of 2023. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to patient care are what got them nominated by their peers. They continue to impact countless lives and we are proud of their well-deserved recognition. Click below to read more!

https://seattlemag.com/top-doctors/specializations/diagnostic-radiology/


July 2022

Please join us in congratulating six of our radiologists who were named Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors of 2022!

Your hard work and dedication to your patients are recognized and celebrated by your peers.

https://seattlemag.com/top-doctors/top-doctors-2022


May 2022

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Heathcock, who just became a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR).
We are so proud and grateful to have Dr. Heathcock on our team!

https://www.acr.org/Member-Resources/Fellowship-Honors/FACR/new


August 2021

Masks required for all Washington residents in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status. This new rule will start on Monday, August 23rd.

Vantage Radiology and our partner health systems are aligned in requiring universal masking for staff, patients and visitors at all of our facilities for the foreseeable future.

This means:
  • Masks remain mandatory
  • Socially distancing patients in the waiting areas
  • No visitors allowed at this time (please check with the imaging site you are scheduled at for further details)
  • All imaging exams require an appointment

May 2021


To learn more, click a link below:

https://www.seattlemag.com/top-doctors/top-doctors-2021-diagnostic-radiology

https://www.vrads.com/physicians/kenneth-reger-md-facr/