There is no guaranteed prevention against breast cancer but regular screenings are pivotal to early detection, when the disease is most treatable. Northside performs more than 100,000 breast imaging procedures each year, more than any other Atlanta hospital. Northside’s state-of-the-art imaging services have been ranked number one for the past nine years by metro Atlanta consumers in the National Research Corporation’s annual Healthcare Market Guide. Northside was the first hospital in Atlanta to offer digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
Mammography is the gold standard for breast imaging – it is the only test that has been proven to significantly reduce the rate of death from breast cancer. As the regional leader in the fight against breast cancer, Northside stands by the American Cancer Society and its recommendation that all women receive annual mammograms beginning at age 40 unless otherwise recommended by your doctor.
Northside makes scheduling a mammogram easy with multiple locations and evening and weekend hours. To schedule a screening, call (404) 851-6577.
A specially equipped van, made possible through a generous grant from the Northside Hospital-Atlanta Auxiliary, offers mammogram screening at various locations throughout the community. ScreenAtlanta is ACR/FDA/MQSA certified and mammograms provided on the mobile unit are of the same high quality as those provided at our outpatient imaging locations. Each mammogram is performed by a Northside Hospital Registered Radiologic Technologist (RRT), with advanced training and certification in mammography, and is interpreted by a board-certified radiologist, who has received advanced training in breast imaging.
To schedule an appointment, call ScreenAtlanta at (770) 667-4400. On-line pre-registration is available for your convenience.
If patients can’t afford a mammogram, Northside is here to help. Through generous grants from the Northside Hospital Foundation, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Georgia CORE and the Georgia State Office of Rural Health, Northside is able to provide financial support (until funding is exhausted) for mammograms and breast diagnostic services for qualified applicants. Please call (770) 667-4400 or download our flyer for more information.
If you are interested in having ScreenAtlanta come to your location, or you would like copies of our calendar for your employees, please call (770) 667-4400.
This program is dedicated to helping you assess, understand and reduce the risk of developing certain types of genetically influenced cancer such as breast cancer. Designed for individuals who have a family history of specific cancers, genetic screening is used to detect cancer-causing gene mutations, while our certified genetic counselor helps explain the results and treatment options. For more information, call (404) 851-6284.