The Southeast Georgia Health System Breast Care Center on the Brunswick
Campus has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in mammography
following 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 breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is
used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
“The ACR’s gold seal of accreditation validates our commitment
to providing our patients with the highest level of image quality and
safety,” says Karen S. Beaver, CRA, MBA, director, Radiology, Southeast
Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus. “The combination of technology,
patient education, and a dedicated health care team helps to ensure our
patients have the best chance for early detection of breast cancer.”
The Breast Care Center at Southeast Georgia Health System encourages women
to "make breast care a routine for life." The Center combines
compassionate care and state-of-the-art technology in a soothing and comfortable
environment, with services seamlessly coordinated to make sure patients
receive the best care in a timely manner. Specially trained staff are
focused on making the mammogram experience as comfortable as possible
while addressing patient concerns with sensitivity and kindness.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting
ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation
by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in
the filed. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility
equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs
are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation,
which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they
can use for continuous practice improvement.
For more information about breast care services at Southeast Georgia Health
System, or to read about patient experiences, visit sghs.com and click
on Our Services.