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Women's Imaging

This state-of-the-art Women's Imaging Center offers comfort, privacy, and a caring environment to meet the needs of today's women. The Women's Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and all examinations are performed according to the specific guidelines set forth by the FDA. Inside you will find a spacious waiting area, coffee and tea kitchenette for our patients to enjoy light refreshments. A separate registration area is provided to assure privacy and the examination rooms are private and sensitive to the needs of a woman.

The Women's Imaging Center provides a quick and easy access to a range of health services, including: Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Bone Densitometry and a Stereotactic Core Breast Biopsy Unit.

Early Detection Starts With You

Celebrate good health with a mammogram. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram between ages of 35 and 40, with routine mammograms recommended annually after age 40. Based on your personal and family medical history, your physician will determine how often you should have a mammogram.

Mammograms

Mammograms provide an x-ray of your breast. Changes in your breast often show up in a mammogram long before you can feel them during a self exam.

Digital Mammography

The Women's Imaging Center at Augusta Health is the area's provider of Digital Mammography. With our new digital mammography system, we have greatly enhanced our ability to detect breast cancers at earlier stages.

The advanced capabilities of digital mammography offer physicians an array of new powerful viewing options. Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like computer files.

Digital mammography offers a number of practical advantages and patient conveniences. One of the primary benefits is the ability of the radiologist to view and manipulate the digital images. The radiologist can adjust brightness and contrast, and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcifications and masses that may be signs of early cancer. Additional benefits include:

  • Saves time
  • Reduces need for retakes
  • Images are easily stored and transferred electronically
  • Better for women with dense breast tissue

A physician referral is needed to schedule an appointment. Please contact your primary care physician or insurance plan if you have any questions about your coverage.

Your test will be performed by a licensed mammographer and an on-site radiologist will examine the x-rays for abnormalities.

Your physician will receive a detailed report of the exam and you will receive a report of the findings in the mail.

Digital Mammography services are available at

Women's Imaging

(540) 932-4486

78 Medical Center Dr
Fishersville, VA 22939

Staunton Outpatient Center/Urgent Care

(540) 245-7470

851 Statler Blvd
Staunton, VA 24401

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Stuart's Draft Outpatient Center/Urgent Care

(540) 245-7880

2570 Stuarts Draft Hwy
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

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Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)

The Women's Imaging Center at Augusta Health has always offered state-of-the-art care for patients in the Shenandoah Valley area and continues to do so by expanding its digital mammography program. Augusta Health started performing 3D mammograms, also known as Breast Tomosynthesis, in July 2014. The 3D mammogram is similar to a traditional 2D mammogram. The main benefit of a 3D mammogram is that it creates a layered image that allows for more detail to be seen by the radiologist. The improved images from these mammograms may reduce the need for callbacks, will make breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, and makes breast screening more comfortable.

Tomosynthesis (3D) is available at

Women's Imaging

(540) 932-4486

78 Medical Center Dr
Fishersville, VA 22939

Stuart's Draft Outpatient Center/Urgent Care

(540) 245-7880

2570 Stuarts Draft Hwy
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

More Information

Stereotactic Breast Biopsies

Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. In a stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography machine uses x-rays to help guide the radiologist's biopsy equipment to the site of the abnormal growth.

Image Guided Biopsy

Image guided biopsy is performed by taking sample of an abnormality under some form of guidance such as ultrasound or MRI.

Breast Ultrasound

A Breast Ultrasound may be ordered if suspicious areas are detected during your mammogram. Sound waves create an image of your breast and the image appears on a video monitor. An ultrasound provides much more detailed information than a mammogram.

Bone Densitometry Testing

Bone Densitometry testing is used to determine a woman's risk of osteoporosis. This safe, painless procedure uses small amounts of radiation to measure bone density. As with breast cancer, early detection is important in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers American College of Surgeons Commission on CancerAmerican College of Radiology Accredited Facility

Mammogram Tips

Tips when preparing for a mammogram.

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