Mammography is a safe and effective low-dose X-ray of the breast used to help diagnose breast diseases and abnormalities. The major advantage of mammography is it can identify problems at a very early and treatable stage. Breast cancer, for example, can be discovered as early as two years before it is evident during a physical examination.

All Inova locations offer 3D mammograms, also known as tomosynthesis.

  • Screening mammograms are used to detect breast cancer in women who have no apparent symptoms.
  • Diagnostic mammograms are used after suspicious results on a screening mammogram or after some signs of possible breast cancer, such as a lump.

A mammogram alone cannot prove that an abnormal area is cancer but, they help physicians decide whether more testing is needed.

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

Mammography is available at:

Inova Partnership Sites

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Fairfax

An Inova Partnership
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031

Fax: 703-205-9884

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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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Fairfax Radiology Center of Ballston

An Inova Partnership
3833 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203

Fax: 571-665-6691

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Centreville

An Inova Partnership
6211 Centreville Rd
Suite 400
Centreville, VA 20121

Fax: 703-961-8318

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Fairfax City

An Inova Partnership
3801 University Dr.
Suite 120 (CT, Ultrasound)
Suite 130 (DXA, Mammo, X-ray)
Fairfax, VA 22030

Fax: 703-788-8422

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Springfield

An Inova Partnership
5510 Alma Ln.
Suite 100
Springfield, VA 22151

Fax: 703-750-0302

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

An Inova Partnership
4 Pidgeon Hill Dr.
Sterling, VA 20165

Phone: 703-450-5800
Fax: 703-450-0495

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Vienna

An Inova Partnership
115 Park St. SE
Suite 203
Vienna, VA 22180

Fax: 703-242-4474

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