Why our history & mission mean praise-worthy imaging services for you.

Our Mission.

Our mission at VIA is to to deliver exceptional Imaging services to our patients and clinical colleagues through a team of compassionate, dedicated, and resourceful specialists.

History of Vulcan Imaging

Our Story.

Vulcan Imaging Associates (VIA) (formerly Radiology Associates of Birmingham (RAB)) is a diversified radiology group based in Birmingham, Alabama that’s comprised of more than 28 Radiologists and Musculoskeletal Fellows. Our roots can be traced back to 1915 when James A. Meadows, Sr., MD began serving what is now St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital. Having proudly served patients and our community for the past 100 years, we are one of the oldest, most established radiology groups in the state of Alabama.

In accordance with our commitments to excellence and self-improvement, the majority of our radiologists are fellowship-trained, having completed an extra 1-2 years of specialized training beyond residency. We provide a full range of radiology services ranging from interpretation of all modalities. These include radiography, CT, MR, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and mammography. Our services also include interventional procedures that include biopsies, injections, pain management, and drainages involving any location in the body. We also provide cutting edge services that include 2D shear wave elastography for liver fibrosis/cirrhosis staging and the full range of musculoskeletal ultrasound services rarely seen outside quaternary care centers.

I have worked with this group of radiologists for over 35 years. They are outstanding both personally and professionally. They are approachable, courteous, compassionate, and above all competent. I trust them to image and read studies on my own family.

Swaid Swaid, MD
Neurological Surgery Associates, PC