Personnel, Diagnostic Services & Technology
We have the tools. We have the professionals. We'll get the right diagnosis, so you can get the right treatment.
Exceptional Medical Personnel
The American College of Surgeons certified Virginia Hospital Center's Oncology Program as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program—the highest ranking available. We are proud of this designation. It presents us with the advantages of a research and teaching facility, along with continuous coverage by specialists teaching the latest cancer treatments.
Our physicians conduct and participate in research projects, developing in-depth knowledge of advanced therapies and technology. They ensure that patients receive cutting-edge care, using their extensive experience to provide superior medical care.
Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology at Virginia Hospital Center bring all their capabilities together when working with your physician to provide a precise diagnosis. Using procedures that range from traditional X-rays to CT scans, VEO, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET scanning, mammogrpaphy and MRI's including the Skyra 3T Open Bore MRI, breast MRI, Diagnostic Imaging has all the technological tools and trained personnel needed to provide fast, accurate results.
Interventional Radiology offers rapid diagnostic capabilities utilizing image guided biopsies and minimally invasive treatment options, which include chemoembolization and radio frequency tumor ablation.
The Pathology Department uses the most advanced techniques and procedures to assess tissue samples for the presence of cancerous cells. Both departments are fully certified by their professional associations.
The Cytology Laboratory and the Interventional Radiology Department also offer rapid diagnostic services.
The Oncology Program has unsurpassed technological capabilities for both diagnosis and treatment.
We are the first in the Washington, DC area to offer a new, extremely precise radiation treatment that maximizes the effectiveness of therapy while minimizing effects on healthy tissue.
Virginia Hospital Center places a strong emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis of cancer by offering programs to raise awareness and educate the public on methods of early detection.
Through participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, the Race for the Cure, Ladies for Life, and other fundraisers and community events, Virginia Hospital Center helps generate funding for research into new methods of detecting treating and preventing cancer.
The Hospital also offers a variety of health promotion events to encourage early diagnosis. By offering coupons for free PSA tests, more than 200 men per year receive screening for the early signs of prostate cancer. Dermascan screenings can detect skin cancer--including melanoma, the most deadly type--in its initial stages when the cancer can be successfully treated.
The Hospital also works with local businesses to encourage early screening and cancer awareness among employees. The Health Promotion Department, in close cooperation with the Cancer Center, provides the HealthWorks Cancer Risk Profile, which examines each employee's family health history, individual health history, lifestyles and habits to produce a wellness profile that identifies risk factors for various types of cancer. HealthWorks professionals then help each employee learn which factors can be controlled and how to reduce their cancer risks.
Treatments & Lifetime Care
Treating the whole person—as well as the person's cancer—is part of our mission. Read more