The Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health combines the most advanced breast imaging technology available with an expert staff that offers compassionate, convenient care and rapid results. Our Breast Health Center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology, along with several other breast imaging accreditations from the American College of Radiologists.
Our facility was created with patients in mind. We offer the latest breast imaging equipment—like digital mammography, breast MRI, and computer-aided detection systems—along with an expert staff and little luxuries that make your experience a pleasant one.
Our talented staff of board-certified physicians, technologists, nurses, and navigators is specialized in caring only for breast imaging patients. Many staff members have experienced breast disease in their own families, giving them insight into the anxieties and emotions patients may experience. When needed, they are prepared to offer compassion and support
The radiologists who interpret mammograms are board certified and have completed five years of specialized training in radiology. Many have completed additional years of training in radiology sub specialties, including breast imaging.
Our breast health navigators are available at no cost to patients who have abnormal results from their mammograms. They offer education and emotional support to ensure our patients understand their options and what to expect during their testing and treatment.
St. Francis holds weekly team meetings to review cases and discuss treatment options. These meetings include the expertise of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, breast health navigators, genetic counselors, and breast health nurses. In effect, our patients receive a first, second and third opinion all at the same time.
Breast Imaging Technology
The Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health is committed to continuously providing our patients with the best breast imaging options available. We were the first to bring full field digital mammography to the Upstate, and we continue to seek out the newest technology to increase the accuracy of our tests and comfort of our patients. In addition to digital mammography, we also offer breast MRI and ultrasound and are fully equipped with the technology needed to perform needle and stereotactic breast biopsies.
Having all of this technology in one place means convenience and speed for our patients. If an abnormal mammogram requires more testing, all of the tests can be done in one place, often at the same time.
Convenience and Comfort
You can expect to get an appointment within one week of calling to schedule your mammogram. Our hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, with Saturday hours two weekends a month. To schedule a screening mammogram, call 864-675-4875 or schedule via the MyChart website and app
Who is Pearlie Harris?
Our breast center is named in honor of Pearlie Harris, for her endless dedication to making a difference and extending her personal mission of faith, hope, and help to those in need.
Pearlie has touched the lives of countless children through her 37-year career in Greenville County Schools. When it was time to retire from the classroom, Pearlie wanted to find a way to help her community and extend her personal mission of faith, help, and hope. She began as a volunteer at St. Francis, then served as Eucharistic minister, and then was asked to serve on the St. Francis Foundation Board, sharing her wisdom and community knowledge. In 2009, Pearlie served as chair of the Board of Directors for St. Francis Health System—the first African-American and the first woman to serve in that role.
We are honored to share Pearlie’s name. She inspires all of us at the Center for Breast Health to live up to her incredible legacy of leading and loving her community.