Sessions on first and third Saturdays of each month
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (September 12, 2011)—Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center offers mammograms and bone density screenings on the first and third Saturday of each month, at 1279 Highway 54 West, in Suite 120. The popular Saturday sessions have been expanded, allowing women with busy weekday schedules to take charge of their health.
In the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. Eighty percent of these women do not have any of the reported risk factors, other than being female and aging. The key to surviving breast cancer is early diagnosis. Saturday mammogram appointments at the outpatient center are recommended for women over age 40.
The Women’s Imaging Center team at Piedmont Fayette Hospital is comprised of a dedicated staff of board certified radiologists, mammography technologists, patient representatives and support personnel. They work together using the latest digital equipment and techniques to achieve early diagnosis and optimal treatment. The center’s mammography services are certified by the Federal Drug Administration and accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Even though there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Although no screening test is 100 percent effective, the combination of routine self breast-exam, annual clinical breast exam and mammography have been shown to be a very effective means of screening for breast disease. When detected early, the chance for successful treatment is much higher.
Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Center is the only one in Fayette county and currently one of only 16 such centers in Georgia. To receive the prestigious designation indicates a genuine commitment of excellence for patients. This unique recognition is earned by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.
To schedule a mammogram, contact the Women’s Imaging Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital at 770-719-7007. For more information on the Women’s Imaging Center, visit piedmontfayette.org.