We are firmly committed to your health and safety
The most up-to-date Covid-19 guidelines
Masking is now optional in our centers. If you are experiencing active respiratory symptoms, we recommend that you wear a mask to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Mammography & Covid-19 vaccine
Lymph Node Swelling May Follow Covid-19 Vaccine.
One of the side effects of the Covid vaccine can be temporary enlargement of the lymph nodes under the arm where the dose was injected. Over time, this vaccine-related occurrence will typically subside and any soft tissue swelling will resolve. We ask patients to share their vaccination history with the technologist so we can have this information available to our radiologist at the time of the exam interpretation.
Health and safety FAQs
We have revised our visitors’ policy to help provide a safe environment for our patients and staff. Caregivers are not permitted to accompany patients into an exam room, with the following exceptions:
- a parent or guardian may accompany a minor during their appointment,
- an adult may accompany an OB ultrasound patient, and
- a caregiver may accompany an elderly patient or individual who needs direct assistance to communicate, walk, or make decisions; this includes patients who will receive sedation for their procedure.
In addition, children are not permitted to accompany a patient to the exam room and may not be left unattended in the waiting room. Please do not bring family members and non-essential support persons to your appointment, or you can have them wait in the car. Thank you for your cooperation.
Fever is often a significant symptom of Covid-19 and a cause for concern among our immune compromised patients. For non-urgent cases, if a patient has a fever from any cause, they will need to reschedule their appointment until the fever has subsided. If a patient has a fever and needs an urgent imaging exam, we encourage the individual to mask and preferably go to the hospital for care.
Please contact your referring physician for further guidance. For a complete list of Covid-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at: Covid-19 Symptoms.
Be assured that our staff is disinfecting equipment and all surfaces between every patient visit. We are using a CDC-approved medical-grade disinfectant solution proven to kill germs associated with Covid-19. We perform a facility-wide wipe-down before closing the clinical office every day and a second facility-wide wipe-down every morning prior to the start of patient care. We are following all disinfectant instructions for appropriate dry-time and are also using this wipe-down protocol for administrative equipment as well as hard surfaces, door handles, tables, chairs, and front office counters.
We are encouraging patients who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms specific to the coronavirus to go to the hospital for imaging care that is urgent. We recommend that patients contact their referring physician for guidance.
For a complete list of Covid-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at: Covid-19 Symptoms
No, we do not offer Covid-19 testing, and we encourage you to check with your family doctor for guidance.
Health information from the CDC
The following resources from the CDC and the state of Virginia provide a better understanding of the coronavirus, its symptoms, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.