Expert Care to Keep Your Breasts Healthy
State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Screenings available at many St. Joseph's/Candler locations
Women of all ages are concerned about breast cancer and nearly everyone has a friend or family member who has been affected by the disease. That’s why St. Joseph's/Candler was the first in Savannah to offer the latest technological advantages to detect cancer at its earliest stages. We use an innovative approach including computer-aided detection (CAD), digital mammography and 3D mammography to get the best possible images of suspicious areas for more conclusive results.
Our multidisciplinary staff of expertly trained physicians, nurses and technologists aid in the early detection of breast cancer through state-of-the-art mammography.
Beginning at the age of 20, we recommend that you perform a monthly self-exam so that you can detect any abnormalities. This link shows you how to perform a breast self-exam.
Nationally Designated Breast Center of Excellence
Our compassionate team understands that when you’re concerned about your breast health, you want the highest quality of care. The Telfair Pavilion has received national recognition for quality of care and is certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
We are also designated by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence with accreditations in:
- Breast MRI – magnetic resonance imaging used to detect a breast abnormality
- Breast Ultrasound – imaging of the breast that can be used for screening or diagnosis
- Digital and 3D Mammography – images that show an abnormality before it can be felt
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy – less invasive than a surgical biopsy, this procedure uses low-dose x-rays to locate and test a breast abnormality
National recognition. Compassionate healthcare providers. We offer you the best in quality breast care close to home.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a mammogram?
If you are scheduling a routine screening mammogram and have no known breast problems, such aslumps, 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 receive the results?
You will receive a letter from the radiologists, summarizing the findings in laymen's terms. Your physician also will receive a copy of the formal report and be able to discuss the findings with you.
Is it possible to receive the results at the time of my appointment?
Yes. 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 it was performed digitally. Please inform the technologist that you would like to receive your results on the day of your appointment.
When should I have a mammogram?
The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms beginning at age 40. Your doctor may recommend more frequent or earlier mammograms if you have a breast problem or family history of breast cancer.
Does insurance cover the procedure?
Please confirm this with your insurance company prior to your appointment.