Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Navicent Health Baldwin Earns ACR Accreditation

Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Atrium Health Navicent 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, Atrium Health Navicent 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 Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin.

Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Atrium Health Navicent 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



DEXA bone scans

Lab collection services.

Appointments at Diagnostics Cowles Clinic, Atrium Health Navicent 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, Atrium Health Navicent 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.

About the American College of Radiology (ACR)

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.