The American College of Radiology named the Telfair Pavilion at SJ/C a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the only one in Savannah and one of only seven in Georgia.
The designation was awarded after a rigorous review of the Telfair’s imaging procedures, patient care, physician training and technologist education and experience.
“This designation demonstrates to the patient that we are a very high quality facility,” said Lora Sapp, manager of the Telfair Pavilion. “The survey looked at every contributing factor to determine the quality of breast imaging provided. Physicians, technologists, policies, patient follow-up and equipment are scrutinized.”
The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded at the completion of different accreditations.
The Telfair Pavilion is now fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
Each of these accreditations required clinicians and physicians to have substantial ongoing education. Additionally, physicians must perform a required number of procedures annually.
The Telfair Pavilion is the established leader in women’s outpatient services, offering the most technologically advanced diagnoses and treatments.
The Telfair Pavilion provides women with comprehensive breast, osteoporosis and continence care services in a relaxing environment with many spa-like amenities including cozy, plush robes; restful music and an extremely caring, compassionate and masterful staff.