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. The 1992 Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires that all mammography facilities in the United States be accredited.

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Program Requirements

It is required that you carefully read the Mammography Accreditation Program Requirements for a summary of the accreditation process before applying for accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Apply for Accreditation

An online accreditation system is available for the Mammography Accreditation Program. Existing facilities that have already applied with the ACR for this program and are not in an accreditation cycle on July 29, 2013, should access the system for the first time by following the steps in the account activation document below. Once those cycles are finished, and your facility is fully accredited, you may then access the online system.

Facilities applying for Mammography for the first time can follow the link to the online system and click the link to "register" for an account. Many of the Testing Forms that do not require signatures will be completed online, but the forms found on the website may still be used to gather information.

Submit applicable medical physicist form with new or relocated units:

Personnel, Testing and QC Forms for Mammography Accreditation

The ACR sends documents with testing materials to the facility after the initial application has been processed. The facility will usually submit the completed hard-copies at the same time they submit their images for review.

Sample Lay Report Letters

The sample lay reports were developed by a multidisciplinary panel.

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