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Sentara radiology and imaging services include:

 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
 Computed tomography (CT) 
 Digital mammography with computer aided detection (CAd) 
 Stereotactic breast biopsy 
 Nuclear medicine 
 Nuclear cardiology 
 Whole body bone scans

Digital mammography

The digital mammography suite includes a private waiting area with spacious dressing rooms. It is equipped to perform digital screening, diagnostic, computer aided detection (CAD), needle localizations, breast ultrasounds, and stereotactic biopsies. The department successfully passed the Mammography Quality Standards Act standards and is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is an officially approved MQSA facility. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) is a federal law that regulates all mammography facilities validated by inspectors to assure that a facility meets all quality standards under governance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To meet these standards, this act requires regular testing and maintenance of mammography equipment.

The MQSA also ensures that the people involved in your care are trained to provide high quality exams and must maintain annual continuing education so that they remain up to date on the latest mammography technology.

  • Our mammography technologists are certified in mammography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Our radiologists are board certified and have completed specialty training in either mammography or ultrasound.
  • The medical physicist who inspects and tests the equipment.

Advanced CT technology

We have two American College of Radiology accredited multi-slice CT scanners, including a 64-slice CT scanner. The CT scanner acquires images rapidly, thereby enabling us to accommodate more patients and to significantly reduce the waiting period for outpatient procedures. A connection is used to transmit CT images to Potomac Radiation Oncology Center for treatment planning.


Visit either of our two convenient locations:

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Sentara Lake Ridge

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