CARTI announced the nonprofit's newest treatment center, The Breast Center. The center will offer routine mammography screenings and treatment for breast cancer and benign breast disease in a spa-like setting. The Breast Center will open in June 2019 and be located at 8901 CARTI Way in Little Rock.

"For the first time ever, patients can self-select to have their annual breast imaging services at CARTI," said Adam Head, president and CEO of the statewide network of cancer care providers. "This expands our impact from only treating cancer patients to also seeing patients who have not and may not ever have a cancer diagnosis. This is a demonstration of our steadfast commitment to providing the highest level of care for our neighbors across the state and greater region."

The Breast Center will feature 3D screening mammography, high-resolution breast MRI, more comfortable exams with the SmartCurve paddle and Mammopad, risk assessment and genetic testing, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and breast needle biopsies.

This new venture is designed to make a patient's experience as comfortable as possible. The center will provide front door parking, iPad check-in, private dressing rooms with waffle-weave robes and same-day results for diagnostic patients. 

Stacy Smith-Foley M.D. will lead The Breast Center, a breast imager with more than a decade of clinical experience in Arkansas, Oklahoma and South Carolina. 

"I am honored to lead The Breast Center at CARTI," Dr. Smith-Foley said. "Research shows that more women today are putting off getting their annual mammogram, with many citing clinical, uncomfortable experiences as their reason. Since we know that early detection is key in breast cancer, it was critical that The Breast Center featured a more personalized, anxiety-free setting that would make women feel more comfortable and encourage them to stay up-to-date on their annual screenings."

Patients do not need a physician referral to visit The Breast Center at CARTI. To make an appointment, call (501) 537-MAMO or visit CARTI.com.

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