10/02/2018

Where can I get a mammogram?

Death rates from breast cancer have been dropping for the last 20 years. Researchers believe that’s due to early detection through screening and increased awareness.

“Mammography is the best detection for early breast cancer,” says Pattie Barnes, RT(R)(M)(BS) with the St. Joseph’s/Candler Telfair Pavilion. “It’s the standard of care.”

Pattie Barnes
Pattie Barnes, RT(R)(M)(BS) with the St. Joseph’s/Candler Telfair Pavilion

A mammogram is radiographic imaging of the breast in whichever view is necessary to detect and evaluate breast changes. St. Joseph’s/Candler imaging services offer both 2D and 3D digital mammograms for screening and diagnostic purposes.

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Yearly breast cancer screenings are recommended for women ages 40 to 55, and it’s recommended that those 55 and older have a screening every two years. However, Barnes – as well as most doctors – encourages all women over 40 to have yearly screenings, especially if your insurance covers it.

“I know people have that stigma in their mind that it hurts or it’s tender or painful, but we are finding things on mammograms that we never found before,” says Barnes. “We are keeping patients from having huge lumpectomies, and we are finding it before it can spread.”

If you need a mammogram or the next time your annual checkup comes around, St. Joseph’s/Candler has several convenient locations to schedule your 2D or 3D mammogram. These are:

Telfair Pavilion
5353 Reynolds Street (First floor at Candler Hospital)
Savannah, Ga. 31405
912-819-7000
On the web

Telfair Breast Imaging Center – Eisenhower
527 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, Ga. 31406
912-691-1460
On the web 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Imaging
11705 Mercy Blvd.,
Savannah, Ga. 31419
912-819-2452
On the web 

SJ/C Imaging Center – Pooler
105 Grand Central Blvd., Suite 106
Pooler, Ga. 31322
912-748-0068
On the web

SJ/C Imaging Center – Bluffton
10-A Oak Forest Road,
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-836-4300
On the web 

Mobile Mammography Unit

St. Joseph’s/Candler also offers its Mobile Mammography Unit, the “Screen Machine,” to women in Savannah and the outlying rural areas. The mammography unit accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available for women who are at least 40 years old, uninsured and meet certain financial qualifications.

Having a mammogram on the Screen Machine is safe and confidential and offers the same level of care provided at any of our imaging locations.

Visit our events page for a schedule of upcoming Mobile Mammography Unit locations or call 912-819-6800 to schedule an appointment.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000