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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on September 05, 2006

Georgetown Hospital System celebrates the opening of The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Join us for our open house celebration
Saturday, September 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Georgetown, SC – Murrells Inlet is home to the newest member of the Georgetown Hospital Family, The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park that includes the Breast Health Center. The new facility will be the first in this area to offer digital mammography with computer-aided diagnosis.

Conveniently located on Highway 17 across from Waccamaw Community Hospital, The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park houses a variety of state of the art imaging technologies including 16-slice CT, patient-friendly Open Bore MRI with Breast Coil, ultrasound, Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), and a complement of other imaging technology.

Another specialized component is the Breast Health Center, located within the Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park. It is completely dedicated to breast health and offers the latest digital imaging technology for screening and diagnostic mammograms. A special “breast coil” for the open-bore MRI and breast ultrasound help provide the sharpest images possible, an important component of any early breast cancer detection effort. A new digital image storage and retrieval system provides instant, easy access to past mammograms for comparison.

Coastal Carolina Breast Center, the specialized surgical practice of Dr. Craig Brackett, who is medical director of The Breast Health Center, is also located inside The Imaging Center.

Dr. David R. Anderson is medical director of The Imaging Center.

“In The Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will kick off the celebration activities of The Imaging Center at 9:00 a.m. on September 16. Sponsored by the Georgetown Hospital System Women’s Board and Foundation, the event proceeds will benefit the Indigent Breast Cancer Fund established by Georgetown Hospital System and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Lowcountry Affiliate. Walk registration (fee $20) begins at 8:30 a.m. and parking will be available at Waccamaw Medical Park.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., members of the public are invited to tour The Imaging Center and The Breast Health Center at Waccamaw Medical Park, meet staff members and enjoy refreshments.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.