Fellowship-Trained Breast Imaging Specialists
Leading the Charge in Helping Women Fight Back
Screening mammograms offer the best chance to detect a breast cancer before it shows any signs or before a woman notices a lump. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and is the second leading cause of death among women.
We are pleased to have multiple sites that offer a wide array of studies for your breast health. These include screening mammograms which the American College of Radiology recommends you begin at age 40. This is a yearly test that looks for any developing signs of breast cancer.
Hampton Roads Radiology offers a complete array of breast imaging services – each designed to detect breast cancer at its earliest stage when it is most treatable.
Our Breast Imaging Services
3D breast tomosynthesis is a relatively new test that is an improvement on conventional mammograms. This improves the detection of small breast cancers. Our radiologists have extra training in this new and exciting technology.
Mammography & Ultrasounds
If you have an abnormal screening mammogram or if you or your doctor notice a mass or other new concern with your breasts, we also perform diagnostic studies. With these, you receive a mammogram, and possibly an ultrasound, to address the specific concerns either noticed on the mammogram or by you or your doctor. In an effort to help with the anxiety associated with such tests, Hampton Roads Radiology is pleased to provide you with your test results at the end of your appointment.
Should you need a biopsy, we have radiologists who are trained to perform breast biopsies using ultrasound, mammographic (also called stereotactic), and MRI guidance. These biopsy appointments usually take an hour of your day, and typically you can expect to receive your results in 2 or 3 business days. An Oncology Nurse Navigator and/or one of our radiologists will discuss these results and their meaning directly with you.
If you are determined to be high-risk for developing breast cancer, have a history of breast cancer, or have recently been diagnosed with cancer – we also provide subspecialty reading of breast MRIs. This advanced imaging is very sensitive for detecting breast cancers. Please have a discussion with your primary care doctor to determine your personal risk of developing breast cancer and determine what age and which tests are recommended.