The VCU Department of Radiology’s breast imaging section provides patients with personalized, high-quality breast health evaluations. We are part of an interdisciplinary team at the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center that includes pathologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, nurses and geneticists — all with special training in breast cancer.
We are the first facility in Virginia with breast magnetic resonance imaging (breast MRI) American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation, as well as Richmond, Virginia’s first breast imaging facility to earn the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation.
Our breast imaging section offers a variety of imaging services and procedures to aid in the early detection of breast cancer and evaluation of related symptoms. Patients are priority, and we provide results for most biopsies within 24 hours.
Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) is a relatively new technique that can be done as part of screening or diagnostic mammography. It is an x-ray study of the breast that takes thin image slices through the breast tissue so it can be evaluated more thoroughly.
Imaging Services and Image-guided Procedures
- Screening mammography
- Diagnostic mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (breast MRI)
- Cyst aspiration
- Fine needle aspiration
- Needle biopsy
- Preoperative localization
Dr. Priti Shah on CBS 6 Virginia This Morning
Richmond, VA - October 2022 - Priti Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Breast Imaging at VCU Health, discusses the importance of screening mammography for early detection of breast cancer on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 during breast cancer awareness month.
Fellowship in Breast Imaging
The one-year breast imaging fellowship program at VCU Health is exciting, thriving, progressive and patient-centered. We offer screening and diagnostic mammography, including tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, image-guided breast and axillary biopsies and fine needle aspirations, ductography, preoperative localizations and second opinion consultations. We provide breast imaging services at VCU Health's Nelson Center, Stony Point and Tappahannock.Learn About Our Breast Imaging Fellowship
Breast Imaging Faculty
Kelley Z. Allison, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Contact Us to Learn More
Patients and referring physicians, please visit Breast Imaging at VCU Health or call (804) 237-6666.
For help obtaining orders or questions about procedures, scheduling, and recovery contact:
Sarah Saunders, MSN, RNC-NIC
Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator