Advanced diagnostic testing in Richmond

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, located in Chesterfield County, our skilled team of lab technicians use advanced methods to help physicians diagnose a variety of illnesses and diseases and better understand each patient's health.

To learn more about our diagnostic laboratory services, please call (804) 320-3627.

Diagnostic lab services we offer

We offer convenient, on-site clinical laboratory testing for our patients, including blood tests and specimen testing. Our expert technicians will communicate promptly with you and your healthcare provider about your test results.

Stereotactic biopsy

A 3D stereotactic biopsy helps diagnose cancerous cells, often within breast tissue. A radiologist takes a tissue sample for examination. This method is minimally invasive, leaves little to no scarring and helps your doctor evaluate specimen that may not be visible on an ultrasound.

Bone density testing

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. It is commonly performed to diagnose osteoporosis.

Breast diagnostics

Johnston-Willis' breast health program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We offer a wide range of breast diagnostics, including 3D mammography, breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and more, to diagnose breast abnormalities in their earliest stages.

Gastrointestinal diagnostics

Our gastroenterologists perform gastrointestinal (GI) studies to diagnose disorders and diseases of the GI tract and to help your doctor better understand your digestive health.

Heart scan

We offer a wide range of heart screening services, including coronary calcium scans. This scan evaluates the buildup of calcified plaque in your arteries, which can help determine your risk for a heart a attack.

Lung screening

At Johnston-Willis, we use low-dose computed tomography (CT) when screening for lung cancer. A lung cancer screening is recommended for patients who are considered high risk for developing the disease.

Thyroid disorders diagnostics

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Made up of four separate lobes, the thyroid's responsibility is to produce the thyroid hormone, which is vital for all of your body's functions. Digestion, organ and gland function and the growth of your hair and nails depends on the thyroid hormone. Our team uses clinical evaluations to determine if you have a thyroid disease or disorder.

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that is used to treat functional abnormalities and small brain tumors. Using computerized imaging, this procedure sends a highly concentrated dose of radiation to a precise target. As a result, tumor cells lose their ability to reproduce and die.

At Johnston-Willis, we use the Gamma Knife®, allowing for no incisions and a shorter recovery time.