Women's Imaging Center
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Women's Imaging Center at Virginia Hospital Center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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 a 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.
For more information about Mammography and Breast MRI, please click on the links below to expand or collapse.
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 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
ABUS for Women with Dense Breasts
ABUS is new ultrasound technology which obtains 3D volume imaging of the breasts. It allows radiologists to look through hundreds of breast tissue image “slices,” looking at layers of dense tissue to find breast cancers which may have been missed on a mammogram. Read more
The Women's Imaging Center is across from the Virginia Hospital Center Water Wall, which many patients and visitors find relaxing.
Center for Breast Health
NAPBC Accredited | NAPBC Best Practice
The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center was the first totally comprehensive breast health center in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to be nationally certified by the NAPBC in 2009 and continues to provide the most advanced and dedicated care to patients with breast cancer. Read more