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.
It is required that you carefully read the Mammography Accreditation Program Requirements for a summary of the accreditation process before applying for accreditation.
New mammography facilities may use this package to apply for accreditation. Please note that these documents are for facilities that have never applied with the American College of Radiology 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.
The sample lay reports were developed by a multidisciplinary panel.