The Breast Diaries

Q & A: How do I find a “good” breast imaging center? Does it make a difference where I go?

October 24th, 2012

By Stacey Vitiello, MD

  •    Yes, it matters where you choose to go for your mammogram! The most basic requirement is whether a facility is accredited under the MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act). The accrediting body for most states is the ACR (American College of Radiology), which has a list of requirements and tests that facilities must comply with in order for the centers to achieve accreditation. They look at things such as equipment and film quality, radiation dose, credentials of the mammography technologists and of the radiology doctors
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