Mammography Quality Standards Act


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Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)

an act passed into law in the United States in 1992, which requires all mammography facilities to be accredited.

Mammography Quality Standards Act

Imaging A regulation requiring mammography clinics to mail Pts–in addition to those sent to the Pt's physician–clear, easily understood, written reports of mammography within 30 days of the examination or sooner if results are suspicious. See Mammography.
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MRS systems aid in the reduction of operating costs, administrative hassles and legal exposure, while providing the administrative support necessary for facilities to meet Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requirements.
DEP's inspections determine compliance with the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act, which is intended to provide assurances that diagnostic equipment is safe, that it uses the lowest dose of radiation possible, and that it produces high quality mammography images.
Branca added, "SourceOne plays an integral role in educating end-users to help them comply with the rules established by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and monitored by the FDA.
Congressman Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation such as the Mammography Quality Standards Act that provides more women with access to a quality, safe and reliable mammogram.
The system was developed in parallel with modality manufacturers as well as the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
MRS systems help reduce operating costs, administrative hassles and legal exposure, while providing administrative support necessary to aid facilities to meet Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requirements.
DEP inspects each of Pennsylvania's about 400 mammography facilities each year under a contract with the federal Food and Drug Administration, which has jurisdiction over mammography under the Mammography Quality Standards Act," Secretary McGinty said.
These include quality assurance and quality control requirements defined by the American College of Radiology for PACS and teleradiology, any new or pending requirements addressed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and existing standards in the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
DEP inspected 107 other facilities during the first quarter of 2005, finding all of these operating within guidelines set by FDA, which has jurisdiction over mammography facilities under the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act.
Through the Komen Champions for the Cure(TM) program, more than 75,000 eChampion volunteers work to advocate for issues such as the Mammography Quality Standards Act reauthorization, signing petitions and submitting letters to Congress.
This development occurred years before the American College of Radiology Accreditation Program, the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (much of which was based on our approach), and before passage of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).