Diagnostic imaging center in Hopewell, Virginia
John Randolph Medical Center provides a range of diagnostic imaging services in the TriCities area to diagnose and treat diseases and illnesses. Our imaging specialists use the most advanced equipment, and offer personalized care and comfort.
For more information about our diagnostic imaging center, please call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627.
All of our imaging exams are performed by board-certified medical staff who are trained in radiology and other specialties. Depending on which exam you will be receiving, talk with your doctor about specific preparations you will need to take. Our results are available to your referring physician within a few days.
Diagnostic imaging services
We offer a range of imaging services at John Randolph, including:
- Brain imaging
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Heart imaging
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Preventative imaging services
Colonoscopies are exams that screen the large intestine (colon) for cancer. A flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end—called a colonoscope—is used to allow doctors to view inside your colon.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Early detection is one of the best ways to achieve better outcomes. Breast self-examinations and clinical breast exams are steps that you and your doctor can take to detect breast cancer early.
Mammograms have been instrumental in detecting breast cancer early. In order to prepare for a mammogram screening, you should:
- Schedule your mammogram after your menstrual cycle, when breasts are less tender.
- Wear a two-piece outfit on the day of your appointment.
- Do not apply deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under arms or near the breasts the day of your exam.
- Bring the previous mammogram and/or breast ultrasound results with you.
- Let your physician and your mammographer know if there is a chance of pregnancy.
Annual mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. Digital mammography, or 3D mammography, uses low radiation doses and provides clear imaging results
Tomosynthesis is a mammogram that consists of multiple breast images taken in seconds to produce a 3D image. The doctor looks through the breast tissue one thin layer at a time, so fine details are more visible. Patients have the option to choose 2D versus 3D mammography. This is available at John Randolph Medical Center. We also offer unique technology with a compression surface that mirrors the shape of the breast, allowing for a more comfortable mammogram.
You or your doctor may also notice a change in your breast or the development of a new lump. Ten percent of women who have a screening mammogram are asked to return for additional viewing or testing, which can be stressful. If the radiologist requests additional mammograms and/or an ultrasound for you, then we'll call you to set up an appointment. During the second appointment, you'll receive the result before you leave. The radiologist will let you know if further action is necessary.