About the Washington Health System Women’s Health Services

Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer. At the Washington Health System Women’s Health Services, our goal is to increase the utilization of screening mammography--a goal in keeping with disease prevention and healthcare maintenance.


All mammograms at the Washington Health System Women’s Health Services are performed by technologists who are certified by the American Academy of Radiology Technologists and who have additional certification in mammography. The Washington Health System Women’s Health Services is staffed with Fellowship-Trained Women’s Imagers. These radiologists have extensive training specific to Women’s Imaging.  Images are also scanned using a computer aided detection (CAD) system. CAD acts as a radiologist’s “second look”, ensuring that only the highest quality imaging technology and interpretation services are utilized.