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Tomosynthesis Market Penetration On the heels of a very successful RSNA 2021, a major milestone has been reached. For the first time, the number of tomosynthesis-capable mammography systems in the United States exceeds 80% of the installed base. In the latest MQSA statistics, the FDA reported that of 13,147 distinct X-ray units, 10,537 (80.1%) are […]

Mammography Level 2 Violations In March 2018, the US FDA implemented a rule called “Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program” (EQUIP), which added new, important requirements for mammography providers beyond those of the original Mammography Quality MQSA. Compliance with EQUIP requirements was to be assessed during each MQSA inspection. The consequence of failing to meet […]

Mammography Facility and Gantry Trends Time for a quick update on statistics around mammography facilities and equipment in the US, thanks to the excellent US government statistics published each month[i]. In the chart below, you will notice that the overall number of facilities offering mammography services is basically flat, only having drifted from 8,749 to […]

Mammography Procedure Volumes in COVID I think we all realize by now that the pandemic affected everything and changed how we went about our daily lives. The sudden increase in sales of home exercise equipment during the pandemic[i] seems logical, as people felt more and more home-bound and most gyms were closed. The pandemic also […]