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.

Image-guided breast biopsy is a non-surgical method of assessing a breast abnormality.

During an image-guided breast biopsy, a mammography machine uses X-rays to guide the radiologist’s biopsy equipment to the site of the abnormal growth. The mammography shows the exact location of the mass by using computer and digital X-rays taken from different angles. Then, a biopsy is performed during which the radiologist inserts a needle through the skin to remove a sample of cells.

Once the cells are removed from the abnormal area, they can be examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis.

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

Image-Guided Breast Biopsy 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

Fax: 571-382-6587

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