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Women's Imaging Center

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Accreditation from the American College of RadiologyRecognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Women's Imaging Center at Virginia Hospital Center meets the ACR's rigorous standards for accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy. But Virginia Hospital Center's commitment to women's health isn't limited to ensuring your access to the most advanced diagnostic equipment of its kind, nor to our physicians and staff being exceptionally well-qualified. It can also be seen in the very design and operation of our Women's Imaging Center.

Virginia Hospital Center Water Wall
The Women's Imaging Center is directly across from the Virginia Hospita l Center Water Wall, which many patients and visitors find relaxing.

Situated alongside the Hospital's soothing indoor waterfall, the Women's Imaging Center has a dedicated entrance and waiting area that allow patients to prepare for their tests in a quiet atmosphere. The Center's staff members are easily identified by their pink scrubs (uniforms) and work cooperatively to ensure that patients are seen within 15 minutes of arrival.

Women who have been referred to the Center with a potential breast problem have a comprehensive mammography without delay, with their test images immediately reviewed by a radiologist. Any follow-up diagnostics required are performed on the spot, allowing the patient the peace of mind (and convenience) of having the results in hand before she leaves the Center.


The Hospital is proud to have been the first in the Washington, DC metro area to offer totally digital mammography and 3D mammography:

  • Digital mammography assists in the early detection of breast cancer by incorporating modern electronics and computers into x-ray mammography methods.
  • Breast tomosynthesis or 3D (three-dimensional) mammography is the latest test in breast cancer screening.

Women without symptoms have their studies reviewed within one working day of their mammography. The results will then be mailed to their referring healthcare provider within 24 hours. Read more

Breast Cancer & Mammography

Virginia Hospital Center encourages women to be actively involved in monitoring their own health and taking preventive measures against breast cancer. In recent years, the early detection of breast cancer has saved the lives of thousands of women across the United States. Read more

Breast MRI

Breast MRI uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and is a non-invasive procedure that produces hundreds of cross-sectional images of the breast. It helps diagnose and stage breast cancer, making it a valuable tool for physicians when determining the most appropriate course of a patient's treatment. Read more

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The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health




"All women will benefit from having a low-dose 3D mammogram. It enables us to detect tumors earlier at smaller sizes with much more confidence. There are fewer false positives and callbacks for women, with no more radiation exposure than with a standard 2D mammogram,” says Sarah Mezban, MD, a radiologist who is fellowship-trained in breast imaging.

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