Accredited Breast Centers in southwest Virginia
LewisGale Regional Health System offers breast care that meets rigorous national standards for excellence in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound.
Our Breast Imaging Center at LewisGale Medical Center is recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery has been certified by the National Consortium of Breast Centers. All LewisGale Breast Centers are accredited through the ACR and by the Food & Drug Administration's Mammography Quality Standards Act.
For more information about our breast health services or to make an appointment, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 242-2362.
Breast imaging services
For women with dense or sensitive breast tissue, we offer the latest in digital mammography, as well as breast-specific gamma imaging. The diagnostic imaging options we provide include:
- Breast screening and diagnostic ultrasound
- Cyst aspiration
- High-risk screening and management
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRI-guided biopsy
- Ultrasound core (needle) biopsy
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Bone density screening
A mammogram uses low-dose X-rays to take a picture of breast tissue to screen for breast cancer. It identifies changes in the breast tissue before a lump can be felt and to find a lump's location before biopsy or surgery. LewisGale Regional Health System was the first health system in the region to offer digital mammography and 3D mammography for the highest degree of clarity and accuracy.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women in her lifetime. Regardless of family history, the two most common risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.
Schedule your mammogram online or call one of our imaging centers. If your family history or other circumstances puts you at high risk for breast cancer, be sure to inform your doctor and ask about our genetic counseling services or the option of a breast MRI.
When lumps or abnormalities are detected in the breast during a mammogram or other screening procedure, a breast biopsy may be needed to determine whether the abnormality is cancerous.
A breast biopsy is a highly accurate, minimally invasive method for locating the abnormality and removing a tissue sample for testing. It is typically used when the abnormality is too small to be felt, making it difficult to locate by hand. The procedure is performed by a specially trained radiologist or surgeon using stereotactic, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance.
An image-guided breast biopsy is an outpatient procedure that is less invasive than a surgical biopsy. Leaving little to no scarring, this procedure can be performed in less than an hour. The image guidance allows the radiologist to biopsy the abnormality while avoiding important nearby structures, such as blood vessels and vital organs. It's also an effective way to evaluate calcium deposits or tiny masses.
Our breast care center locations
LewisGale Regional Health System offers six breast imaging facilities that use the latest in digital technology, including two locations that offer 3D mammography. All screening and diagnostic mammograms are performed by technologists certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
LewisGale Breast Center (inside LewisGale Medical Center)
1802 Braeburn Dr.
Salem, Virginia 24153
(3D mammography available)
LewisGale Women's Center Alleghany
1 ARH Ln.
Low Moor, Virginia 24457
LewisGale Imaging Center Brambleton
4330 Brambleton Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
LewisGale Imaging Center Daleville
65 Shenandoah Ave.
Daleville, Virginia 24083
LewisGale Imaging Center Montgomery
813 Davis St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
(3D mammography available)
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
2400 Lee Hwy.
Pulaski, Virginia 24301