Monday, June 21, 2010
The Mammography department at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital recently passed their annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection. Congress enacted MQSA to ensure that all women had access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. NVRH is required to pass a yearly on-site inspection to remain in compliance with the FDA, MQSA and to continue performing mammograms. FDA regulations required to meet certification include the expertise of physicians, radiologic technologists and medical physicists who survey equipment; a quality control program and record maintenance system; and a system for following up on mammograms that reveal problems, and for obtaining biopsy results. “Our team works together; we have highly qualified and compassionate technologists who really enjoy their work, and secretaries who support both the technologists and the patients,” said Carol Steiner, Director of Diagnostic Imaging.