Twenty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff helped create an environment where nearly all mammography facilities operate according to national standards, free from major inspection violations. These standards have also helped optimize radiation doses, and ultimately contribute to improved detection, earlier treatment, and better outcomes for breast cancer patients.
FDA’s implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) has encouraged health care providers and equipment manufacturers to improve quality and seek excellence while giving women the information they need to make better-informed health care decisions.
In 2012, twenty years after Congress passed MQSA, FDA’s goal for the MQSA program remains, to improve the quality of the nation’s mammography services. The Division of Mammography Quality Standards within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) continues to work toward that goal, keeping in mind an aim of affording quality mammography services for all of our nation’s women with an efficient and least burdensome approach to facilities.
FDA-approved facility to perform mammography, D.I.S. works to uphold the goal of the Mammography Quality Standards Act and to ensure the safety and reliability of mammography and help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. We are proud of the dedication, effort and service that our technologists and receptionists display each day in taking care of people who visit D.I.S. for their imaging exam needs.
Mammograms are performed at all three D.I.S. locations. Tens of thousands of women put their trust in Diagnostic Imaging Services for their screening and diagnostic mammograms. Call 504-883-5999 for your very own D.I.S. patient experience!