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ACR MAMMOGRAPHY ACCREDITED FACILITY

AVALA is an accredited mammography center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 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. Learn more here. 

WOMEN’S IMAGING

Women’s Imaging at AVALA features state-of-the-art 3D digital tomosynthesis technology providing detailed, clearer images for more accurate results. AVALA’s top-notch services include both 3D digital mammograms as well as diagnostic mammograms for those who may have had recent changes in the breasts.

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3D DIGITAL SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY

Our latest 3D tomosynthesis technology provides clearer images from multiple angles at once. Allowing for:

  • Reduced rate of false positives
  • Earlier cancer detection rate
  • Lower radiation dose
  • Less patient discomfort
  • Breast Risk Assessment
  • Computer Aided Detection (CAD) second read
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3D DIAGNOSTIC BREAST MAMMOGRAPHY

Offering comprehensive and detailed views of the breast. Our 3D technology helps diagnose breast cancers quicker and with more accuracy and reducing the rate of false positives.

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DIAGNOSTIC BREAST ULTRASOUND

For higher resolution, fully focused imaging our ultrasound technology can help determine if there is a breast abnormality and what type it may be. A breast ultrasound is ordered to evaluate signs and symptoms of breast cancer in order to review the findings seen on a mammogram or breast MRI exam. 

AVALA’s breast ultrasound utilizes sound waves to create images of body tissue in order to get a closer look at an area of concern.

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BREAST MRI

Our 1.5T MRI with a 16-Channel Breast Coil, provides clearer detailed images making it an excellent supplemental tool for women that are at high risk for breast cancer, those with implants or dense breast tissue. Benefits of our MRI:

  • High resolution images, more accurate diagnosis
  • Clear detection of implant rupture
  • Largest opening, decreased claustrophobia
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Select LED mood lighting
  • Top-notch team to provide you with results
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DEXA BONE DENSITY SCAN

As women age, it is important to understand how the body changes and to take a moment to schedule any preventative maintenance necessary. Our facility now offers DEXA Scans for bone densitometry, giving women the clearest imagery possible into understanding their bodies and their risk for certain diseases like osteoporosis. 

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Women's Imaging Team

Daniel Rupley, MD

Breast Radiologist

Daniel Rupley, MD

Breast Radiologist

Clinic Location: AVALA Imaging Center - Covington

Terri Riecke, L RT (R) CN-B

Patient Navigator

Terri Riecke, L RT (R) CN-B

Patient Navigator

Clinic Location: AVALA Imaging Center - Covington

Kelly Mullins, LSRT

Mammographer

Kelly Mullins, LSRT

Mammographer

Clinic Location: AVALA Imaging Center - Covington

Bridgette Hatcher, ARDMS(AB)

Sonographer/Ultrasound

Bridgette Hatcher, ARDMS(AB)

Sonographer/Ultrasound

Clinic Location: AVALA Imaging Center - Covington

Jessica Mason, ARRT RT(MR)(CT)(XR)

Breast MRI Tech

Jessica Mason, ARRT RT(MR)(CT)(XR)

Breast MRI Tech

Clinic Location: AVALA Imaging Center - Covington