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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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.
Provides oversight of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) program for mammography and testing/accreditation of all imaging modalities per state and TJC standards as required.
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).
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).
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.
Regardless of the facility, the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992, as implemented by the Food and Drag Administration (FDA), governs all mammography facilities.
Mammography Quality Standards Act requires mammography centers to perform a minimum of 480 mammograms per year.
The Mammography Quality Standards Act requires the interpreting physician to be certified by the American Board of Radiology, American Board of Osteopathic Radiology, or the Canadian Royal College of Physicians.
A new law, called the Mammography Quality Standards Act, requires all mammography facilities except those of VHA to be FDA certified beginning October 1, 1994.
On October 27, 1992, the President signed into law House Resolution 6182, the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-539).
The Center will comply with best practices for care established by the Mammography Quality Standards Act passed by Congress in 1992, as well as voluntary guidelines recommended by the American Cancer Society.