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Dr. Joel Lightner Jr. was recently appointed assistant professor of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as a radiologist specializing in mammography at the Imaging Center at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Lightner earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans and a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. In addition, he conducted a fellowship in breast imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
He is a member of the Radiological Society of North American and the Society of Breast Imagers.
At the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital Imaging Center, women who visit for mammography screenings receive test results before they leave the hospital.
Dr. Lightner will perform the following services: screening and diagnostic mammogram interpretation; terotactically guided biopsy; ultrasound evaluation and interpretation with doppler and elastography capabilities; ultrasound guided biopsy; ultrasound guided cyst aspiration; ultrasound guided and mammographically guided needle localization; evaluation of nipple discharge and ductography; breast MRI interpretation; MRI guided breast biopsy; nuclear medicine sentinel node injection; and diagnosis and treatment of breast infection.
For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call your primary care provider or OB-GYN. You can also call the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Imaging Center at (251) 415-1660.
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