A mammogram uses low-dose X-rays to make pictures of breast tissue to screen for breast cancer, identify changes or find a lump's location before a biopsy or surgery. HCA Virginia’s imaging centers and hospitals near you have the latest technologies to make sure your mammogram is as accurate and comfortable as possible.
We offer the best in breast imaging technology, such as tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) technology, designed especially for dense breasts. In most cases, we use digital mammography, which allows breast images to be viewed and saved via computer, uses lower radiation doses and provides clearer, more precise results. We also use patient-friendly compression paddles to help ease discomfort during the exam.
Your mammogram is reviewed the same day by a doctor trained in breast imaging. About 10 percent of women who have a screening mammogram are asked to return for additional viewing or testing. If the doctor requests additional mammograms or tests for you, then we will call you to arrange an appointment. During that appointment, the doctor will review your results and let you know if you need to take any further action.
There are two easy ways to make an appointment for your mammogram:
By phone: (877) 319-7744
Hospital Imaging Online Appointment Request
(Under "Select Type of Service," choose "Schedule a Screening Mammogram.")
If you have any questions about your mammogram appointment with HCA Virginia, please call (888) 327-8882.
We provide comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast health issues. If you have concerns about your breast health, find a new or suspicious lump in your breast or have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, our breast nurse navigators are here to help you with the breast health procedures you need.
Contact a breast nurse navigator by calling (804) HCA-CARE or (804) 422-2273.