Mammography Quality Control Manual by ACRThe Mammography Quality Control Manual, developed by the ACR Committee on Quality Assurance in Mammography, is designed to help mammography facilities establish and maintain a quality control program. Included in the set are four sections, one each for radiologists, radiologic technologists, medical physicists, and a new section on clinical image quality. Each section describes step-by-step instructions on equipment testing, performance criteria, and patient positioning. All tests comply with the new MQSA regulations, which went into effect April, 1999. The manual also seeks to define the areas of responsibility for each of the professionals involved in this important health care field. (1999 Revised edition)
Mammography Quality Control Manual
Damilakis 1 , M. Brambilla 2 , V. Tsapaki 3 , M. Kortesniemi 4 , A. Analysis and optimization of dose relevant parameters of mammographic examinations with ionizing radiation.
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Review available guidance for quality assurance QA in mammography and discuss its contribution to harmonise practices worldwide. Fourteen protocols targeted at conventional and digital mammography were reviewed. All included recommendations for testing acquisition, processing and display systems associated with mammographic equipment. All guidance reviewed highlighted the importance of dose assessment and testing the Automatic Exposure Control AEC system. Recommended tests for assessment of IQ showed variations in the proposed methodologies. Recommended testing focused on assessment of low-contrast detection, spatial resolution and noise. QC of image display is recommended following the American Association of Physicists in Medicine guidelines.
Phone Fax Email mamm-accred acr. The Mammography Accreditation Program provides facilities with peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose. Before applying for accreditation, please review the documents below for a summary of the accreditation process and the modality-specific program requirements. In Feb. The manual is now available. ACR-accredited mammography facilities, medical physicists associated with ACR-accredited facilities, and those applying for accreditation can download the PDF manual at no charge.
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September , Cite as. This paper described test parameters and performance specifications for the equipment related aspects of a mammography quality assurance program. Advice on test equipment selection was also provided. This document represents the outcome of those deliberations. Skip to main content.