The first in Georgia to offer 3D Digital Mammograms
You can’t treat what you can’t see. Our 3D digital mammography system, one of only a few in the nation, provides significantly improved visualization for earlier detection, fewer false positives and less anxiety for our patients and their families. This technological advancement is revolutionizing breast cancer diagnostics and offers a more comfortable screening process.Unlike other centers, we offer 3D digital mammography to all of our patients for no additional cost. Our standard is to provide the best technology available to all of our patients.
Unlike other centers, we offer 3D digital mammography to all of our patients for no additional cost. Our standard is to provide the best technology available to all of our patients.
We became the first health system in Georgia – and one of only a few in the nation – to screen patients for breast cancer using 3D breast tomosynthesis. Also known as 3D mammography, this technology promises to improve cancer detection and reduces false-positive results.
Approved by the FDA in February 2011, breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional image of the breast, providing a clearer view of breast tissue. The technology improves images by digitally combining multiple X-rays to reduce distortion created by tissue overlap or density. Tomosynthesis also screens the entire breast, not just the problem area. This is significant because 15 percent of women with a cancer in their breast also have another cancer in the same or other breast. Women have also reported a more comfortable screening process with 3D.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule your appointment for a 3D mammo, please call 706-721-9729 or request an appointment online.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. We offer next day appointments, little to no wait time and speedy reports. You can schedule your screening mammogram without a referral. We also welcome outside referrals, second opinion readings and we accept most insurances.
The Breast Health Center is located on the first floor of the main hospital. Our facility is a spa-like retreat that provides a calming and relaxing atmosphere.