National Mammography Database

The National Mammography Database (NMD) leverages data that radiology practices are already collecting by providing comparative information for national and regional benchmarking. Participants receive semiannual feedback reports that include important benchmark data such as cancer detection rates, positive predictive value rates and recall rates. Preliminary data are also available for exams with fewer than 365 days of follow-up to facilitate timely corrections and modifications.

NMD is certified as a Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) projects toward American Board of Radiology Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit.

Harnessing the Value of NMD Participation

Hear from the NMD Committee chair, Lars Grimm, MD, about how participating in the NMD can help your practice ensure high-quality radiologic care for your patients.

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How to Participate

  1. Register each facility that will participate in the registry.
  2. Complete and return a signed participation agreement to NRDR.
  3. Submit payment, then you can get ready to start submitting your data.

Follow our registration process to get started.

Visit the the NMD Training Webinar Series page on the NRDR Knowledge Base to view free webinars and other resources on the basics of NMD registry data entry, submission, and reports retrieval.

Already a participant in NRDR? Add NMD to your facility registration. Breast Imaging Center of Excellence facilities may participate for free for the first three years!

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Need assistance?                                    Visit NRDR Support  to view the Knowledge Base user guide or place a help ticket

Have an urgent issue?                            Call us: 1-800-227-5463, ext. 3535

How to Submit Data

All NMD data submission is done via a batch file upload process. You can create data files two ways:

  1. Create a file using NMD-certified software from your software provider. Ask your mammography reporting software vendor for an NMD-certified version of your software. If you have a proprietary software tool, contact the NRDR help desk to get certified.
  2. Create your own NMD file using our Excel templates.

Once you have selected your approach, designate a staff person to periodically upload data to the registry using one-click upload functionality.

Refer to our NMD data submission overview for information about submitting and working with NMD data.


NMD Star Status Program

Beginning November 2018 participants in NMD can gain recognition and a financial incentive for achieving high-quality data submission. The NMD Star Status Program rewards NMD participants based on three tiers of completeness of their screening exam data. Facilities that achieve gold, silver, or bronze status will receive an award that is applied to its NRDR annual participation fee. Star Status is evaluated annually and reported on the Q3 NMD feedback report.

Certified Software Partners Approved for NMD 3.x

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Insight software provides reporting 
at the patient level only. For combination 
exams, Insight software provides reporting 
at the component level only.

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