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Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program

Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program

Created and maintained by the FDA, this site is a clearinghouse of information for mammography facility personnel, educators and others about the implementation of MQSA or the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992. The purpose of MQSA was to "ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages." Congress reauthorized MQSA in the fall of 2004 extending the program to 2007 -- so users may also see references to MQSRA which refer to the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Acts of 1998 and 2004. The full text of the act is accessible at the site as well as a good deal of information and guidance for those in mammography facilities - including information about inspections and certification. Scorecard information and articles which provide an overview about facilities' adherence to MQSA are available along with reports related to the MQSA program and accreditation.

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