The new Women’s Imaging Center, located in the Medical Arts Pavilion on the campus of Southside Regional Medical Center, provides advanced, fully digital imaging and diagnosis for women of all ages. The new imaging center, staffed by radiologists and technologists who are specially trained in women’s health, promotes clinical excellence and compassionate care. The services provided by SRMC’s Women’s Imaging include:
A screening mammogram is an image of the breast(s), used to detect and diagnose breast disease. Screening mammography is used as a preventative measure for women who have no symptoms of breast disease.
A diagnostic mammogram is an image of the breast(s) performed on patients that are having breast symptoms, have implants or have had previous breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms are used when an abnormality is found during a screening mammogram. Indications for a diagnostic mammogram include, but are not limited to:
Breast ultrasound is a very common exam using sound waves to produce the image (no radiation exposure). Ultrasound is most typically performed as a supplemental exam to mammography. Indications for breast ultrasound include but are not limited to:
If a significant abnormality is found on the diagnostic mammogram, ultrasound or clinical breast examination, a breast biopsy is often recommended. A biopsy involves the removal of a small sample of breast tissue that is sent to a pathologist for examination. Types of breast biopsies include:
An ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to produce an image of the fetus inside the uterus. This type of ultrasound is sometimes referred to as a sonogram. It is non-invasive and poses no risk to either mother or baby. Ultrasounds are often requested by your primary obstetrician to check gestational dating and to examine the fetus for normal growth and development.
Gynecologic ultrasonography is a test that uses sound waves to produce an image of the female pelvic organs (specifically the uterus, ovaries and the fallopian tubes) as well as the bladder and the adnexa.
A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before the fact. Additionally, a bone density test uses images to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are located in the spine, hip and forearm.
210 Medical Park Boulevard, Suite 225
Petersburg, VA 23805
200 Medical Park Blvd
Petersburg, VA 23805