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Digital Mammography now available at Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna
SMYRNA, GA, (September 15, 2010)— Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna recently acquired new digital mammography equipment. The new state of the art system produces images in a matter of seconds, allowing for shorter exam times and shorter wait times for results. Digital images also provide radiologists with a larger field of view for a more comprehensive read and diagnosis than what is possible with conventional film mammograms. “We are thrilled with the capabilities of this new equipment and we are pleased to offer it to our patients,” says Pauline Edwards, director of radiology at Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna.

Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. “The new digital system allows for more accurate detection of breast cancer, if this leads to an earlier diagnosis for even one patient, we are blessed to offer it,” states Edwards. Numerous studies have proven that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

To mark the addition of the new equipment and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will be offering digital mammograms for $130 the week of October 18th – 22nd. Patients may call (770) 803-7287 and reference the special to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be booked on a first come-first served basis, and are limited to the week of the 18th.

The acquisition of the new equipment was made possible by the Foundation for Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna. Fundraising efforts to pay for the new digital mammography equipment are on going. For information on how to donate, call Sharon Croyle at (770) 438-5232.

Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is a not-for-profit facility operated by Adventist Health System (AHS) as a joint venture with Emory Healthcare. The hospital is located at 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Ga.

Tonya Long
Emory-Adventist Hospital