Mammograms Help Detect, Fight Breast Cancer

Throughout October, the world will be infused with pink as nationwide Breast Cancer Awareness efforts seek to increase public knowledge of the disease that affects more than 200,000 women in the United States each year.

Early detection of breast cancer is paramount to successful treatment and recovery, and one of the best ways to catch the disease in its earliest stages is by getting a mammogram - a generally painless test that usually takes less than 20 minutes.

It’s recommended that women over the age of 40 get a mammogram each year, and now women throughout Bartow County have the opportunity to get the clearest 3D images possible when they get their mammograms at Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville.

High-Tech Detection

Using state-of-the-art imaging technology combined with comfort features, Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville is the only facility in Bartow County offering 3D mammography with Fujifilm’s Aspire Cristalle system.

The FDA-approved technology captures images of breast tissue from different angles, resulting in a highly-detailed, three-dimensional picture of the breast. Technicians and physicians achieve a crystal-clear image, making it easier to detect masses and tumors, even in particularly dense breast tissue.

Additionally, the machine is built to provide more comfort, utilizing paddles that contour to the breast for more uniform compression with less irritation for women.

"To be completely transparent, I'm thrilled with the clear images in my latest mammogram,” says Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock. “I invite other women in the area to see what they've been missing.”

Along with the 3D mammography, Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville also offers high-quality 2D mammography, breast ultrasounds, breast MRI’s and ultrasounds, guided breast biopsies and is American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited.

Be sure to encourage the women in your life to schedule their annual mammogram.

To learn more about 3D mammography and the other services Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville provide, visit harbinclinic.com. To schedule an appointment, please call 470-490-6115.