Expert Care to Keep Your Breasts Healthy
Telfair Breast Care is one of the many excellent diagnostic facilities of the Mary Telfair Women's Hospital. We offer an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing breast diseases. Our staff of expertly trained physicians, nurses and technologists aid in the early detection of breast cancer through state-of-the-art mammography.
From digital mammography to the new 3D mammography to ultrasounds, the Mary Telfair Women's Hospital has the technology and expertise to diagnose and treat any abnormalities in your breasts.
St. Joseph's/Candler was the first in the Savannah area to offer the latest technological advances in diagnosing breast diseases, such as computer-aided detection (CAD) and digital mammography. CAD for mammography assists the radiologist by analyzing mammograms for suspicious areas that may be indicative of cancer. Digital mammography technology produces mammograms digitally instead of using film, thereby enabling image manipulation to enhance quality.
TMIST Breast Cancer Screening Study
St. Joseph's/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion are joining one of the largest studies on breast cancer screening performed in decades. The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) is the first randomized trial to compare 2-D and 3-D mammography. TMIST will help researchers learn about the best ways to find breast cancer in women who have no symptoms. Learn more about TMIST here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a mammogram?
If you are scheduling a routine screening mammogram and have no known breast problems (lumps, drainage or pain), please call (912) 819-6800. If you are experiencing a problem or change in your breast, you may need a diagnostic mammogram. Please contact your physician to make an appointment.
How do I obtain the results?
You will receive a letter from the radiologists, written in laymen's terms, summarizing the findings. Your physician will receive a copy of the formal report as well.
Is it possible to obtain results at the time of my appointment?
Yes. Proper steps must be taken in advance to ensure that the radiologist is able to accurately review your mammogram on the same day as your appointment. . If you had your previous mammogram at another facility, please bring copies of the mammogram and report, or a disc with the images and report if your previous mammogram was performed digitally. Please inform the technologist that you would like to receive your results on the day of your appointment.
Is this a qualified mammography facility?
The Telfair Pavilion and its staff and radiologists are certified by the American College of Radiology. The facility is certified as a mammography facility by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
When should I have a mammogram?
The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms beginning at age 40. A breast problem or family history of breast cancer may warrant more frequent or earlier mammograms.
Does insurance cover the procedure?
Confirm this with your insurance company prior to your appointment.