Exam Preparation and Process

Why do I need extra views?
The radiologist may see an area has changed since a prior mammogram or that is not completely normal appearing and needs special images that are different from the standard screening views.

What are extra views?
There are different views, angles and magnification factors that are used for mammography images. We use only 2 of them for screening views and the radiologist will use the other views to help solve questions raised by the screening study.

How do I get additional views scheduled?
Our staff will make that appointment for you when we call to advise you that additional images are necessary. Or, if you receive your results on-line sooner, there will be instructions available for scheduling.

Where can I have these extra views done?
Three of our offices in Northern Virginia have dedicated breast radiologists where you can have your additional views

These are:

The Breast Diagnostic Center
8318 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031
Reston/Herndon Breast Center
106 Elden Street, Suite 16
Herndon, VA 20170
Centreville/Clifton Imaging Center
6211 Centreville Road, Suite 400
Centreville, VA 20121

These offices are open Monday - Friday with the Breast Diagnostic Center in Fairfax open on Saturday as well for your convenience.