At Southeast Georgia Health System, we offer specialized diagnostic services
in a warm and caring environment.
Some of the services include:
Digital Mammography – Mammography is still the gold standard for early detection of
breast cancer. Our surgeons and radiologists recommend having a baseline
mammogram at the age of 40 but please also discuss this with your physician.
Diagnostic mammograms are used for women who have possible abnormalities
that could indicate cancer or another breast health problem.
Biopsy – If diagnostic imaging techniques show abnormalities, a breast
biopsy may be needed to determine if it is cancer. Several types of breast
biopsy can be done by Imaging Services, including fine needle and core
Ultrasound – Also called sonography, ultrasound is a painless medical test
that uses sound waves to show structure and movement inside the body.
Breast ultrasound can help identify noncancerous growths and may also
be used during breast biopsy. A pregnancy ultrasound shows how a baby
is developing in the womb and pelvic ultrasounds can detect abnormalities
in a woman’s bladder and reproductive system.
DEXA Bone Density Scans – As women age, they become more at risk for developing osteoporosis,
a disease that causes bones to become fragile and break easily. DEXA (dual
energy X-ray absorptiometry) is a state-of-the-art, painless, non-invasive
examination that reveals early loss of bone mass so that treatment of
osteoporosis can begin before a bone is broken.