Breast Care Center Earns Designation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence One of Three in Southeast Georgia

The Southeast Georgia Health System Breast Care Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is one of only three designated Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence in the Southeast Georgia region, and the status has been granted to only 30 other facilities in the state.
By awarding the BICOE designation, the ACR affirms that the Breast Care Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“We have an outstanding team and are proud to be among an elite group of breast imaging centers in the region to have achieved this designation,” says Karen S. Beaver, CRA, MBA, director of Radiology, Brunswick Campus. “The Center of Excellence designation assures our patients that they will receive the highest level of quality care from knowledgeable, caring staff.”
The Breast Imaging Center is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The accreditation process consisted of peer-review evaluations by a team of board-certified physicians and medical physicists.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
The BICOE designation is the latest achievement for Southeast Georgia Health System. In April, the Joint Replacement Center received the United Health Premium specialty center designation of Three Stars in recognition of its quality care and cost efficiency.