Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a computer picture of the inside of the breast. It can show certain breast changes like fluid-filled cysts and solid masses that are harder to identify on mammograms.

Ultrasound is used when there is an area on the mammogram that needs further evaluation. It is also used when a person has a breast symptom such as a lump or thickening or skin change.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. Please do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your abdominal vascular ultrasound.

Bring the following information with you:

  • A signed prescription for an imaging study (unless your doctor’s office has either faxed an order or indicated they entered the order directly into Inova’s electronic medical records system)
  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID (e.g., license, passport)
  • Any previous exam films and reports performed at a non-Inova facility, including X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds
  • Implant card, if applicable

Breast Ultrasound (US) is available at:

Inova Partnership Sites

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Loudoun
Peterson Family Breast Center

An Inova Partnership
19465 Deerfield Ave
Suite 105
Lansdowne, VA 20176

703-788-8426
Fax: 571-382-6587

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