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screening and Testing

Our Comprehensive Breast Center has been recognized with the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for achieving the highest standard of care for patients with diseases of the breast. In order to achieve this accreditation our Center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of performance and compliance with NAPBC standards and must go through a thorough on-site evaluation every three years. For more information, visit NAPBC.

Comprehensive Breast Center

The Comprehensive Breast Center at Emory Decatur Hospital focuses on early detection and treatment. The professionals at the Diagnostic Breast Center combine experience, expertise and compassion with a dedication to each woman's physical and emotional well-being. Accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration, our program was designed by women for women to encourage candor and understanding about the issues related to breast disease. Our technologists are highly trained in breast cancer testing and have earned special certification in mammography.

The Diagnostic Breast Center offers the following breast cancer screening options:

  • Breast cancer screening mammograms for women who have no lumps, symptoms or breast problems.
  • 2-D and 3-D mammography technology. 3-D mammography may be helpful for women with dense breast tissue.
  • Diagnostic mammograms – breast cancer testing for women who have a breast abnormality or other symptom detected in an initial exam.
  • Breast ultrasound – a quick, painless procedure that uses sound waves to help characterize breast abnormalities.
  • Stereotactic biopsy – a non-surgical technique of breast cancer testing that removes small samples of breast tissue. Extended hours - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • MRI – the most advanced imaging available for women who have a history of breast disease, a family history of breast disease, or dense breasts that make detection more difficult
  • Quick reporting of breast cancer testing results.
  • Easy access to your breast films, if needed. Simply call 404.501.7280

Mammogram Scheduling

A routine breast cancer screening mammogram does not require a physician referral. Routine mammography is offered Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3-D mammography is available to anyone, but is currently only covered by Medicare. Patients not using Medicare should expect to pay $100 at the time of service.

A diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound requires a physician referral. Please call 404.501.2660 for an appointment.To schedule a mammogram, call 404.501.SCHD (7243) or click here. If you are interested in a 3-D mammogram, please mention that in the comment section of the form or request it over the phone. It is also wise to consult your physician to see if 3-D mammography is appropriate for you.

If you have a lump in your breast, discharge or have noticed something unusual about your breasts, call 404.501.EASY (3279) to talk with one of our trained nurses and get an immediate appointment with one of our breast experts for breast cancer screening.

Breast Consultation

Because of the sophisticated breast cancer screening techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we diagnose breast cancer at its earliest, most curable stage. This program is one of the few fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and Emory Decatur Hospital employs only American Registered Radiologic Technologists. Click here to listen and learn more about breast health.

Breast problems do develop. Women are encouraged to perform regular breast cancer testing self examinations. If you discover a lump or any other irregularity in your breast, our experts will get the problem diagnosed immediately. You can call us, talk to one of the specially trained nurses and come in for a breast cancer screening, in most cases the very same day. A mammogram will be taken and read by a radiologist, and you will be offered a consultation with a breast specialist, usually all in the same visit. No longer does a woman have to wait for days and make trips to numerous offices and specialists before she can receive breast cancer testing and experience peace of mind. This is a patient-oriented facility and our goal is to provide patients with relief from their uncertainty and fear before the sun goes down.

Should breast cancer be diagnosed, the breast specialists at Emory Decatur Hospital offer innovative treatment options. In early disease, every effort is made to provide breast conserving surgery so that a woman's breast may be saved by surgery limited to removing the diseased tissue. If removal of the breast is necessary, plastic surgeons offer a wide range of breast reconstruction options. Such reconstruction may be performed at the time of surgery or postponed until a later time, depending on the characteristics of the cancer and the patient and doctor’s choice. Our specialists offer state-of-the-art treatment even when cancer is diagnosed in later stages. There are a wide range of treatment options which may be offered.

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Emory Decatur Hospital Cancer Center
2675 North Decatur Rd.
Suite 103
Decatur, GA 30033

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