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Digital Mammography Certified at St. Anthony

Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Mammography Department at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home has recently completed a recertification process to comply with additional regulations related to St. Anthony’s implementation of digital mammography. The new three-year certificate is issued by the Food and Drug Administration in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as the accrediting body.

The certification process requires that all mammography facilities follow the criteria established by the Mammography Quality Standards Act. The criteria evaluated includes: quality testing of the equipment; the types of procedures, the names and training of the personnel performing and interpreting the examinations; the ongoing training and continuing experience of the personnel; the quality assurance measures required daily, weekly, and quarterly; and the qualifications and annual report of the radiation physicist.  “Although the certificate is issued once every three years, this process is actually an ongoing effort by our staff, the physicians, and service personnel to maintain quality standards which provide the best possible examinations for our patients,’ states Nancy Malloy, Director of Radiology.  As part of the certification process, the Mammography Department is also inspected each year by the IDPH to review staff credentials, verify equipment performance, and review the mandated quality assurance tests.  During this year’s recent inspection, the facility was awarded a report which indicates that all quality areas examined were found to be in compliance with regulations.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401