Southeast Georgia Health System has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation
in obstetrical,gynecological and general ultrasound as the result of an
extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound
imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to
produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness,
injury, or other medical problems.
“Our technologists are dedicated to providing quality care and patient
safety, and we’re excited for them to be recognized for their outstanding
standards of care through this accreditation,” says Karen S. Beaver,
CRA, MBA, director of radiology for the Brunswick Campus. “Our patients
can feel confident that they are receiving care from well-qualified imaging
professionals, ensuring the best possible images for their diagnosis and
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image
quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR
Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation
by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in
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.
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.