Breast Health

Women’s Breast Health

Breast cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and increases the success of treatment. Southern Regional is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art screening tools and treatments for breast cancer.

The Breast Health Clinic and Surgery Clinic offers innovative surgical techniques such as Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery, as well as Ultrasound-Guided and Stereotactic Core Breast Biopsies on-site to optimize positive outcomes for our patients.

For further information contact us at 770-991-8000.

Mammograms and clinical breast exams are the best screening tools. Yearly mammograms should start at age 40 for most women, but women with a family history of breast cancer should talk to their doctors about being screened at a younger age.

Southern Regional offers mammography at two locations – Southern Regional Medical Center and Spivey Station.

Breast Health Imaging Services

Southern Regional is committed to providing the best in screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, including the following services.

  • 2D/Screening Mammography (Computer-Aided Detection): This technology detects any subtle changes that might be missed with conventional mammography.
  • 3D Mammography: This technology takes approximately 25 images of the breast from many angles in a 50-degree arc to provide layer by layer detail of dense breast tissue. Patients who request 3D mammography must have it done at the Southern Regional Medical Center site.
  • Breast MRI: This non-invasive imaging technique diagnoses suspicious breast masses not clearly seen on a mammogram or an ultrasound.