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.
Advanced Breast Imaging Technology
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 your doctor to save and view breast images on a 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.
A doctor trained in breast imaging reviews your mammogram the same day. 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, 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.
Make and appointment
There are two easy ways to make an appointment for your mammogram:
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, call askSARAH at (804) 591-4152 to speak to a nurse. This service is available 24/7.