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Titolo:
MAMMOGRAPHY ACCREDITATION AND EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE
Autore:
BARNES GT; HENDRICK RE;
Indirizzi:
UNIV ALABAMA HOSP & CLIN,DEPT RADIOL,619 19TH ST BIRMINGHAM AL 35233 UNIV COLORADO,HLTH SCI CTR,DEPT RADIOL DENVER CO 80262
Titolo Testata:
Radiographics
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 1994,
pagine: 129 - 138
SICI:
0271-5333(1994)14:1<129:MAAEP>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SYSTEMS;
Keywords:
ACCEPTANCE TESTING; BREAST RADIOGRAPHY, QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOLOGY AND RADIOLOGISTS, DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
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Citazione:
G.T. Barnes e R.E. Hendrick, "MAMMOGRAPHY ACCREDITATION AND EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE", Radiographics, 14(1), 1994, pp. 129-138

Abstract

Not all sites performing mammography produce optimal images at acceptably low doses. To address this situation, a voluntary accreditation program was instituted through the American College of Radiology. Each site applying for accreditation completes a detailed questionnaire about facilities and equipment, personnel, and quality control. Each unitat each site is evaluated by a medical physicist for clinical and phantom image quality and for average glandular dose. Although a site is accredited for 3 years, the performance of each unit is audited annually. Of 11,162 units for which accreditation was sought, only 5,856 (68%) passed at the first attempt, with another 18% passing after reapplication. The major reason for failure was inadequate clinical images, followed by inadequate phantom images, both inadequate clinical and phantom images, and inadequate quality control records. In a performance audit of 20 new units, an average of 5.8 problems were encountered perunit, the majority of which adversely affected image quality. These results support the requirement of equipment performance audits and raise the question of whether similar problems exist in other areas of medical imaging.

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