News | March 24, 2015

FDA Releases March 2015 MQSA National Statistics

Agency reports 8,739 MQSA-certified facilities as of March 1

March 24, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program (MQSA) Scorecard, which offers answers to the most commonly requested national statistics regarding the MQSA program. These statistics are updated on the first of each month.

 

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2014

8,720

Certification statistics, as of March 1, 2015

 

  

Total certified facilities / Total accredited units

8,739 / 14,017

 

Certified facilities with FFDM2 units / Accredited FFDM units

8,325 / 13,493

FY 2015 inspection statistics, as of March 1, 2015

 

 

Facilities inspected

3,042

 

Total units at inspected facilities

4,820

 

Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:

 

 

  

Level 1 violation

0.6%

 

 

Level 2 violation

9.9%

 

 

Level 3 violation

2.6%

 

Percent of inspections with no violation

86.9%

Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of March 1, 20151

38,726,290

 

1 This number is an aggregate of the total number of procedures performed annually as reported by facilities to their accreditation bodies. Facilities are asked to disclose this information at their initial accreditation, and then at the time of their re-accreditation, which takes place once every three years. FDA began collecting these data in 1998. The aggregate does not reflect the current number of procedures performed at these facilities, but only the numbers reported by them during the three-year period prior to the current date. We have aggregated only the numbers reported by certified, non-Veterans Administration facilities.
2 FFDM - Full Field Digital Mammography unit.

For more information: www.fda.gov

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