Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Sterling VA 


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Breast Cancer Stats

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that with current rates, a woman born today in the United States has a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. This risk was about 1 in 10 during the 1970's.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S, after lung cancer. Approximately 39,840 women and 390 men in the U.S. will die from the disease in 2010 (NCI, 2010).

Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. It is estimated that 261,100 new cases of invasive and in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the US in 2010. Approximately 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among U.S men (ACS, 2010).

On January 1, 2007, there were approximately 2,591,855 women living in the United States with a history of breast cancer (SEER, 2010).

Virginia and Maryland have higher than average breast cancer rates

Diagnostic Imaging for Breast Cancer in Maryland 

Mammography Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography
Breast Ultrasound Breast MRI
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy  

At Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA), we believe that mammography is the cornerstone of breast healthcare. Annually, over 40,000 patient visit our women's imaging centers for their breast imaging services.

As a trusted community medical imaging provider, RIA is committed to offering the highest quality of care and current technologies in the prevention and diagnosis of breast cancer. We offer a comprehensive list of breast imaging services from digital mammography and ultrasound imaging, to breast MRI and options in breast biopsy.  RIA also provides the latest mammographic imaging technology. RIA offers Lower Dose 3D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis in all five clinical locations.

RIA has five (5) full service diagnostic imaging sites in southern Maryland and northern Virginia. Each center has a “women only” women's imaging center, a private area that creates a more calming imaging experience unique to women's imaging. Every RIA women's imaging center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the digital mammography systems are Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certified. Our breast imaging team consists of board certified radiologists and certified technologists who have many years of experience in this area. Some of the team members are breast cancer survivors and they themselves understand the anxieties, fears and emotions you may experience.

We encourage you to review the Breast website (click here).

View our "RIA Women's Imaging" commercial for our Maryland imaging centers here.

Breast Image Center of Excellences RIA facilities have been designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence. They have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.