Mammography Accreditation

Get immediate positioning training that meets ACR requirements.

Has your site failed accreditation due to poor mammographic positioning and image quality?

According to the ACR website, if a facility does not pass accreditation:

  • The ACR’s final report will provide specific recommendations for improvement.
  • If this is a unit’s first attempt, the facility should take corrective action on its own.
  • If this is a unit’s second attempt, the ACR must notify the FDA of its failure. In these cases, the facility must submit documentation of corrective action in order to reinstate.
  • Facilities may appeal any denial of accreditation.

ACR may recommend that you or your facility obtain 8 hours of positioning training related to your re-accreditation.

Get immediate positioning training that meets ACR requirements.

TESTIMONIALS

The Impact Of Our Training

I so enjoyed my opportunity for improving my positioning skills with The Miller Method™. Robyn Hadley was an excellent teacher and motivator! She made me feel very comfortable in my learning and she was great with our patients. I appreciate the quick response with my documentation letter and have already forwarded it to the ACR. I'm so glad I found out about Mammography Educators! Thanks again!

Patty C., RT(R)(M) 

Radiology Supervisor

I want to personally thank you and your team for your assistance with our ACR process and training. Your team does an amazing job taking care of customers like us. Sarah is an amazing technologist and person. My team all commented to me on her training techniques and how she communicates effectively. I really appreciate her direct honesty and discussion we shared. Thank you again for the assistance you have provided me and my team. 

Tammy M., RT(R)

Diagnostic Imaging Director

Frequently Asked Questions

ACR requires re-accreditation every three years, is it time for your site to renew?

Mammography Educators provides assistance in re-accreditation and regulation compliance including compliance reviews, which include policy and procedure recommendations, patient tracking, use of specialized information systems, and practice standards.

Are you part of a new imaging site in need of an ACR accreditation?

Mammography Educators provides consulting on-site and remotely to assist with MQSA Inspection Preparation and accreditation applications for new and existing imaging sites. These are vital as all imaging centers must have valid ACR accreditation certificates.

There are many reasons why new and existing sites may be struggling to get their certification in order. Some facilities have trouble with the complicated application process, including acquiring and selecting high quality images. Mammography Educators has specialized staff and mammography consultants to walk you through the process step-by-step.

How are additional mammography reviews (AMR) different from the reviews that are performed for ACR accreditation, reaccreditation, or random clinical image review?

According to the FDA Policy Guidance Help System website, Additional Mammography Reviews (AMRs) are performed in cases where FDA or the Certifying State has reason to believe that mammography quality has been compromised and may present a serious risk to human health. An example of such a circumstance might be the detection of a Level 1 phantom image failure during an inspection. Accreditation bodies do not use the clinical image reviews (CIRs) performed during accreditation, re-accreditation, and random clinical image review to investigate possible problems at facilities. Accreditation bodies use these types of CIRs to evaluate the ongoing quality of mammography at all facilities.

Have questions about the revised Mammography Validation Cycles?

Validation Cycles are testing cycles which do not grant accreditation. These cycles are to validate that your facility is consistently operating within MQSA and ACR requirements and guidelines. Some validation cycles are random, and some cycles are performed for a particular concern regarding image quality. Read full updates on ACR's website

If ACR has recommended that you or your facility obtain 8 hours of positioning training, we're here to help.
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