Posted on: September 02, 2014
Beginning Sept. 30, Northside Hospital’s ScreenAtlanta mobile mammography van will offer digital screening mammograms in Jasper on a quarterly basis. The ScreenAtlanta van will be located in the parking lot of the Kroger at 115 Bill Wigington Pkwy, at the intersection of Highway 515 and Highway 53.
ScreenAtlanta Mobile Mammography is a community service of Northside Hospital and offers convenient digital screening mammography on a year-round basis. One in eight women will get breast cancer sometime during her lifetime. Early detection is the best protection. Beginning at age 40, women should schedule annual mammograms. Northside’s ScreenAtlanta van makes access to screening mammograms even easier. The van offers the latest digital diagnostic technology as well as Computer-Aided Detection, which offers a “second set of eyes” to radiologists by flagging areas of potential concern.
“We use the same state-of-the-art mammography equipment available at the hospitals and our outpatient imaging centers; it’s just in a mobile unit,” said Kathy Kinsella, operations manager, Northside Hospital Radiology. “And all mammograms on the ScreenAtlanta van are performed by certified female technologists, in a private and comfortable setting.”
Northside Hospital is the leader in the fight against breast cancer, diagnosing and treating more cases of the disease than any other community hospital in the Southeast. Every year, more than 100,000 mammograms are performed across the hospital’s network of imaging centers and the ScreenAtlanta van.In addition to Jasper, Northside’s ScreenAtlanta van also visits Kroger stores in Canton, Woodstock, Dawsonville, Cumming and Alpharetta, and other corporate and community locations across Atlanta. Appointments are required and participants must meet American Cancer Society and Northside Hospital screening guidelines to qualify. Appointments typically last 15 to 20 minutes and insurance can be filed.
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