SGMC Imaging Center Now Open

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
A local hospital is now the only medical center in South Georgia with some new technology that could help save lives.

doctor is measuring the pulse of her patient

Valdosta, Georgia - August 1, 2011

The new Imaging Center at South Georgia Medical Center is a diagnostic powerhouse. There's a new digital mammography machine, PET scanner and 3-D capable CT imager.

"This center allows us to use the best imaging equipment available to find disease early and quickly," says Dr. Cameron Wright, a radiologist..

Carol Mizell is a 13-year breast cancer survivor. "I'm here today for my annual mammogram and I'm hoping the results will be negative," says Mizell, as she prepares for her procedure.

The 22,000 square foot facility opened Monday, August 1. Its on the ground floor of SGMC's Professional Building and boasts seven types of imaging.

Dr. Wright adds, "The staff that works here has an incredible dynamic. When a patient comes for an examination, there can be some apprehension. They do their best to make the patient feel at ease."

Mizell likes what she sees. All her procedures can be done at this one location. "It's nice to have everything at the same building," adds Mizell. "You know you can get everything close at this one place without having to go to two to three different places to have your work done."

The Imaging Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

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