The mammography unit of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Women's Imaging Department received an all areas in complinace rating in a receent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection.
Radiology Director Dale VanHorn said the annual inspection is required to ascertain compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and maintain certification with the FDA and American College of Radiology.
MQSA is a program enacted in 1992 by Congress to ensure all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest stages. The annual inspection reviews the ongoing qualifications of Mammography technologists, Radiologists, equipment and quality assurance programs and gives guidance to facilities to maintain performance of high quality mammography. MQSA also insures that proper policy and procedures are in place and that all machines are operational and in compliance with the standards.
CRMC’s Women’s Imaging Center includes a state-of-the-art 3-D mammography unit, Breast Tomography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, and Dexa or Bone Densomitry. All CRMC’s mammography technologists, Danette Raph, Leanne Sura, Julie Hella, Christina Merta and Melinda Jackson, have additional registries with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in mammography.