Mammography Quality Standards Act


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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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Food and Drug Administration's proposed rule updating its regulations issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992.
The FDAs proposal would amend regulations issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA), which Congress passed to ensure quality mammography for early breast cancer detection.
The resulting images are evaluated by a physician qualified under the Mammography Quality Standards Act to identify any abnormalities that might warrant additional work-up.
This attitude has softened over the years, especially after the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1999, which mandated that patients receive a plain-language summary of their report within 30 days of their mammogram.
2010), and the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires mammography facilities to audit radiologist- and facility-level recall rates as a means of quality assurance, although these data are not publicly available (FDA 2014).
The Mammography Quality Standards Act has been actively working toward monitoring and reducing the dose of radiation exposure during screening, but worries continue (Morales, 2010).
When picking a place to get a mammogram, women should ensure that the facility meets the FDA's standards as detailed by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
The Mammography Quality Standards Act: An overview of the regulations and guidance.
Although technology has been a huge part of the improvement, the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 also has played a big role in saving the lives of women with breast cancer, Chicola said.
This means that the AMICAS PACS platform supports the DICOM overlay functionality as delineated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act, in addition to other mammography-specific workflow enhancements.
A comparison can be made to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), which set federal standards for the performance and interpretation of mammograms along with facility accreditation standards.
Mammography Quality Standards Act requires mammography centers to perform a minimum of 480 mammograms per year.