Why Have a Mammogram?

In the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. Eighty percent of these women do not have any of the reported risk factors, other than being female and aging. The key to surviving breast cancer is early diagnosis. A mammogram is the first line of defense against breast cancer, and it remains the most reliable diagnostic tool for doctors.

Who should get a mammogram?

The American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines recommend a baseline mammogram at the age of 40
and a yearly screening afterwards for women of average risk.

Full ACR mammogram recommended guidelines to keep in mind for women of varying risk levels:

• Begin annually at age 40* for average risk patients
• Begin annually at age 30 for high-risk patients (≥20% lifetime risk)
• Intermediate risk (15-20% lifetime risk) patients can also begin screening at age 30.
• Please encourage tomosynthesis (3D mammogram) – It increases cancer detection rate and decreases callback rate.
*A written doctors order will be required for patients under 40 to schedule a screening mammogram.

So What Now?

It is important to remember not to delay or put off your yearly mammogram. Worrying about what the screening might be like or what the results might show are common concerns, but most women found mammograms are more comfortable than they anticipated and the best way to get peace of mind about your breast health.

Ready To Get Started?

Take the next step and schedule your mammogram below.

Click below to get started, select your location
and complete the required Screening Self-Assessment.

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Where can I get a mammogram?

Piedmont has convenient locations across the state of Georgia for your next Mammogram.

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Latest Mammogram Technologies Available at Piedmont

Piedmont has 2D Screening,3D Screening and 3D Diagnostic Mammograms available throughout Georgia.
Please see our Mammogram Scheduling Guide for more information on which mammogram is best for you.

For assistance with scheduling a 3D Diagnostic mammogram that has been ordered by your provider,
please call the appropriate number for your location listed below:



Includes Atlanta, Brookhaven, Kennesaw, Piedmont West and Mountainside

South Atlanta


Includes Fayette, Henry and Newnan



Includes Athens, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale, Royston and Walton





Located inside the Hope Center at Piedmont Cartersville



Includes Snellville and Loganville



Includes Piedmont Macon and Piedmont Macon North

Getting Results

After your Mammogram, a radiologist will read your breast images and your provider will deliver your results. In order to ensure your results are expedited, it is important that any prior mammogram results are available for your radiologist to review on the day your mammogram. You can also access your results via your MyChart patient portal account. If you do not have a MyChart account, please visit the MyChart page for more information and sign up instructions.

In order to enable Piedmont to collect prior mammogram results from other healthcare organizations on your behalf, please fill out the Release of Information Form below and fax it to an imaging location at which you are having your upcoming mammogram.

Download release form

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