Women's Imaging Center
Virginia Hospital Center now offers the latest in breast cancer screening. This new test is call breast tomosynthesis or 3D (three-dimensional) mammography
. For more information on scheduling and fees, please call 703.558.8500.
The Women's Imaging Center is adjacent to the Hospital's indoor "waterwall", which many patients and visitors find relaxing.
Recognized 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.
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 meet the standard of seeing patients 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.
Women without symptoms have their mammography studies reviewed within one working day. The results will then be mailed to their referring healthcare provider within 24 hours. DEXA scanning or bone density testing are provided in the same fashion.
The Hospital is proud to have been the first in the Washington, DC metro area to offer totally digital mammography. Digital mammography assists in the early detection of breast cancer by incorporating modern electronics and computers into x-ray mammography methods. Instead of acquiring an image on film, digital mammography collects an image electronically—which allows it to be enhanced, analyzed and stored on a computer, thus enabling the most comprehensive and expedited care.
Our Women's Imaging Center is centralized, convenient, and dedicated.