Charleston, S.C. -- Charleston Breast Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
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 after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
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 34,000 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.
ABOUT THE CHARLESTON BREAST CENTER
Charleston Breast Center (CBC) is a community-based breast health center at 1930 Charlie Hall Boulevard, that provides breast cancer screening and detection services to women in the Greater Charleston area. Designated as one of only two breast imaging Centers of Excellencein the Lowcountry by the American College of Radiology, the CBC’s specially trained and credentialed breast health team combines expertise with advanced medical technology to catch cancer when it can still be cured. Charleston Breast Center is a division of East Cooper Medical Center.
ABOUT EAST COOPER MEDICAL CENTER
East Cooper Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Previously located at 1200 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. We provide a number of services including 24- hour emergency care, women’s and children’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency