At Southeast Georgia Health System, we offer specialized diagnostic services
in a warm and caring environment.
Some of the services include:
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.
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 needle
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.