GREENSBORO, Ga. — Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Navicent Health Baldwin has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breast tissue to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. In order to achieve accreditation, Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Navicent Health Baldwin was rated in a number of areas, including the following:

•Quality of images

•Qualifications of healthcare providers

•Quality of the facility’s medical equipment

•Quality control procedures

•Quality assurance programs

 The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

 “We are so proud of this new center and all of the opportunities that it provides for patients in Georgia’s beautiful lake country, particularly resources in the fight against breast cancer. Our highly-trained technologists use advanced imaging technology, like the latest in 3D mammography, to provide physicians and patients with timely care, high quality images and an excellent experience,” said Todd Dixon, chief executive officer for Navicent Health Baldwin.

Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Navicent Health Baldwin has offered high quality diagnostic exams in a comfortable outpatient setting since opening in the spring of 2019. In addition to 3D mammography, the diagnostics center offers a range of imaging services, including the following:

 •Low dose CT scanning

•General radiology

•Ultrasound

•MRI

•DEXA bone scans

•Lab collection services.

Appointments at Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Navicent Health Baldwin are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call at (706) 454-2660 or visit the Diagnostics Cowles Clinic at 1000 Cowles Clinic Way – Pine Cottage, Greensboro, GA 30642.

Dedicated to the health of patients in Georgia’s lake country, diagnostic services are also offered at Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner, located at 101 Lake Oconee Parkway in Eatonton. Services offered include diagnostic imaging services, and a nuclear medicine laboratory useful for treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain, gastrointestinal, lung, bone, kidney and thyroid disorders.

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