Breast Imaging Services

The goal at VRI is to provide women with breast cancer screening and diagnosis using state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care. As a group, our radiologists read more than 28,000 mammograms a year.

VRI’s breast imaging program is led by a fellowship of trained breast imaging radiologist and highly skilled technologists to offer a comprehensive yet sensitive approach to patient care. Our team strives to make the experience a positive one for each patient by providing personalized care and expedited results.

Our Services

Valley Regional Imaging offers a wide range of breast imaging services. With over 50 years of experience, our radiologists are committed to providing the highest quality imaging services in the most customer-focused environment, where every patient is treated with the personalized care and attention they deserve.

  • Screening Mammography
  • 3D Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
Breast Biopsy

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Schedule Your Mammogram Today!

To schedule your annual screening mammogram call (910) 323-2209 or submit an appointment request below.

What should I expect during my Mammogram?

How do I prepare for my Mammogram?

What should I expect during my Mammogram?

  • For all mammograms, the check in process is as follows:
    • During the check-in process you will be asked to complete a health history questionnaire on an iPad, in order that we obtain as much history as possible (There will be someone available to assist you if needed).
    • Once complete, you will be escorted to the relaxing waiting area, asked to remove any larger pieces of jewelry and any powder/deodorant/lotions you have on, and asked to change from the waist up, placing the gown open to the front. You can then relax in the mammography waiting area and watch television while enjoying the coffee/cookies provided until called back to the exam room.
    • Once in the exam room, your name, date of birth, and history will briefly be confirmed to ensure accuracy.
    • We will then begin the exam and obtain a series of 3d/2d images. A minimum of 4 images will be taken; 2 taken with the breast compressed top to bottom, and 2 with the arm held up and over the edge of the machine, relaxed on the handle. The technologist will try to obtain as much of the breast tissue as possible while ensuring any discomfort felt is kept to a minimum. If you experience any pain, let the technologist know where and what type of discomfort you are experiencing, in order that they can attempt to alleviate it. Mammograms are not comfortable, but they are rarely painful.
  • Screening mammogram / 3D mammogram
    • You will have images taken, get dressed, and are free to leave afterward. You will receive your results via the mail.
  • Diagnostic / Call Back mammogram
    • Once your images have been taken you will wait in a sub-wait area while the radiologist looks over your images.  If any additional imaging is required, to provide the radiologist with more information, you will be escorted into the mammography or ultrasound exam room. You will receive your results before you leave the facility on the day of your appointment.

How do I prepare for my Mammogram?

  • In preparation of your mammogram, please do not use any deodorant, powder, lotions, or body oils on the chest/underarm/breast area. These items make the skin surface slick, which can increase the compression required to obtain quality images. Further, some deodorants can appear in the images in a very similar way to the appearance of some types of breast cancer. To avoid repeat imaging it is best to avoid these products prior to your exam. If you forget, however, we provide small towelettes available to clean these areas prior to the exam.
  • Review your health history prior to your exam so you are prepared to provide additional information about your health history. Some additional health history questions might include information such as your last menstruation, history of breast surgeries/biopsies, family history, any current female hormones, etc.
  • Avoid wearing one-piece outfits. Wearing a top and separate bottom will eliminate the need to fully undress for your exam.
  • To allow for comparison and faster results of your study, please bring any prior mammogram images on a disc.