Catherine D. Buhler, MD, a board-certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Buhler is serving patients at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.
As a new member of RAF, Dr. Buhler specializes in interpreting the images of mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests for signs of breast cancer, and she also performs breast biopsy studies. She provides patients with compassionate and advanced care and follow-up.
“As a breast imaging specialist, I feel like I am on the forefront of the breast cancer fight. Early detection can improve a patient’s treatment options and offers a better chance of a beneficial outcome,” said Dr. Buhler, who has experienced breast cancer in her own family. Dr. Buhler’s father – among the less than 1% of breast cancer patients who are men – was diagnosed in 2004 and is doing well.
She said she has been impressed with the Imaging Center for Women’s services, and with the dedication and compassion of its staff and other RAF radiologists serving patients there. To reduce the anxious wait for tests, for example, the center tries to offer same-day mammogram results and same-day needle biopsies, upon request, whenever possible, she noted.
Dr. Buhler received her bachelor of art degree in biology from the University of Virginia. She earned her master of science degree in anatomy and her medical doctorate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she also gained research and teaching experience.
She completed her medical internship with the VCU Department of Internal Medicine and her medical residency with the VCU Department of Radiology, where she later completed her breast imaging fellowship. Dr. Buhler is board certified in diagnostic radiology.
She is a native of Virginia.