The ribbon cutting was held at 11 a.m. and was open to the public. Representatives from GE, Polk and Redmond Regional Medical Centers were present for the event as well as City Manager Robbie Rokovitz and Cedartown City Commission Chairman John Barrett.
Carlton Ulmer, COO of Redmond Regional Medical Center, said they were proud to have this new technology readily available to the local community.
"This is a new and powerful technology for the detection and fight against breast cancer," Kim Scoggins, Polk Medical Administrator said. "Digital technology allows us to offer our patients state of the art mammograms that are faster and easier than ever before."
Scoggins said PMC officially started doing screenings with the new machine on Aug. 17 and have already seen several patients.
"It's very nice to have the technology available locally, before women had to go to Rome or even Atlanta to get this kind of service," Scoggins said.
PMC is currently offering appointments for screenings at a special rate of $99, according to a press release. Women are encouraged to have baseline mammograms at age 35 and annual screenings starting at age 40.
Anyone wishing to schedule appointments can do so by calling Polk Medical Center 770-749-8850.