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 Cancer Center that includes pathologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, nurses and geneticists — all with specialty training in breast cancer.
We are the first facility in Virginia with Breast MRI American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation and 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 MRI
- Cyst aspiration
- Fine needle aspiration
- Needle biopsy
- Preoperative localization
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, imaging-guided breast and axillary biopsies and fine needle aspirations, ductography, preoperative localizations and second opinion consultations. We provide services at two sites: the Nelson Clinic at our main downtown campus and our outpatient center at Stony Point.Learn About Our Fellowship
Breast imaging radiologists complete specialty training in breast cancer.
The Veronica Donovan Sweeney Breast Imaging Professorship
By virtue of a generous estate gift of $250,000 from Mrs. Veronica Donovan Sweeney, the Veronica Donovan Sweeney Breast Imaging Professorship was established to support the Section Chief of Breast Imaging within the Department of Radiology at the VCU Medical Center. The purpose of the gift is to attract and retain the brightest and most capable person to serve as Section Chief for the Breast Imaging section of the Department of Radiology.Learn More about the Value of Giving