Mercy Philadelphia Receives FDA Certification for Mammography
West Philadelphia, PA (February 9, 2018): The Department of Radiology at Mercy Philadelphia has been certified by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In order to legally perform Mammography, a facility must pass the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MSQA) inspection performed by the FDA on an annual basis. Mercy Philadelphia’s Mammography team successfully passed the inspection with zero deficiencies.
The Mammography Quality Standards Act requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet uniform quality standards. Congress passed this law in 1992 to assure high-quality mammography for early breast cancer detection, which can lead to early treatment, a range of treatment options leading to an increased chance of survival. Under the law, all mammography facilities must: 1) be accredited by an FDA-approved accreditation body, 2) be certified by FDA, or its State, as meeting the standards, 3) undergo an annual MQSA inspection, and 4) prominently display the certificate issued by the agency.
“This certification demonstrates the Mammography team’s dedication to providing quality, safe care to patients in our Mercy community,” said Oleg M. Teytelboym, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald. “In addition to offering 3D mammograms and walk-in mammography appointments, we can be proud to once again trumpet our zero-deficiency quality inspection.”