Breast center in Augusta, Georgia
At Doctors Hospital of Augusta, we are committed to providing women in the CSRA and surrounding communities access to convenient routine mammograms. Early diagnosis is key to the fight against breast cancer, which is why we offer a full range of breast imaging services and diagnostic procedures.
The Woman's Diagnostic Center is located on the main hospital campus in Medical Office Building II (Green Glass Building). Our center provides an intimate, private experience that emphasizes patient safety. The team in the center includes certified mammographers and radiologists who collaborate with your physician to interpret results.
To speak with a staff member at the Women's Diagnostic Center, please call (706) 651-6761.
Breast imaging services
All mammograms at the Women's Diagnostic Center are performed by mammographers certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Our friendly staff is focused on patient convenience and ensuring routine mammograms are done in the quickest and most efficient manner possible.
Exams and procedures performed at the Women’s Diagnostic Center include:
- 3D mammography
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Breast ultrasound
- Digital mammography
- Bone densitometry studies (DEXA)
- Ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsies
Our radiologists use computer-aided detection (CAD), which is an imaging software that helps our team identify breast cancer in its earlier stages. Following a mammogram, CAD is used to find any suspicious areas requiring another look.
What is a breast biopsy?
If an abnormality is identified on a breast imaging exam, we may perform an alternate form of imaging or conduct a breast biopsy. The purpose of a breast biopsy is to determine if a lump is cancerous or benign. This is a simple procedure where a small tissue sample is removed from the suspicious area for further examination and diagnosis. We perform:
- Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided breast biopsies
- Needle breast biopsies
- Stereotactic (X-ray-guided) breast biopsies
- 3D tomosynthesis breast biopsy
What to expect at the Women's Diagnostic Center
Because we know your time is valuable, we are committed to completing every mammogram screening within 30 minutes of the scheduled appointment time. Following a mammogram, we provide 90 percent of patients their results within 24 hours of their screening. You will receive a phone call either the same day as your appointment or within 24 hours if your exam took place after 3:00pm.
When coming to the Women's Diagnostic Center, please bring your insurance card, picture identification (ID) and any copay that is due. Please also bring results from any prior mammograms you received from another facility.
The Women's Diagnostic Center is located within Medical Office Building II on our hospital's main campus in suite 100. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm, Tuesday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to noon.
Breast cancer care
If breast cancer is identified on a mammogram or other breast imaging exam, we have the resources to connect you to the expert cancer care you need. We have a dedicated cancer care patient navigator who is available to walk you through cancer treatment options and establish a plan of care. We also support our patients through recovery and survivorship with access to multiple support groups.
To learn more about breast cancer treatment, please call our cancer care patient navigator at (706) 651-4567.