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New imaging center opens

Officials cut the ribbon this morning on the new Imaging Center for Women

The new Imaging Center for Women opened this morning on the Mary Washington Hospital campus in Fredericksburg.

The center is where patients go for a host of tests, including screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, bone density and breast biopsy. The center replaces two offices on the first and third floors of the Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza.

“We’ve had ladies going to various sites, and even in Tompkins-Martin to various floors. Now we’re able to pull all that together in one place,” said Walt Kiwall, chief operating officer for Mary Washington Healthcare, parent company of the hospital.

The center was founded in 1998 as a partnership between Mary Washington  and Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, the physician practice. Last year about 50,000 patients were tested there.

Staff members at the Imaging Center's opening this morning.

The center forms the first-floor anchor for a new women’s service building that Mary Washington  is constructing on the south side of the hospital campus, next to the traffic circle. Groundbreaking is scheduled for next week for a new cancer center at the same location.