• Decrease
  • Normal
  • Increase
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

Percent of domestic mammography facilities inspected that were free of Level 1 (serious) inspection observations during the month (1)

Dictionary: Approximately 8,800 mammography facilities are inspected annually by FDA-certified MQSA inspectors (comprised of both FDA inspectors and State inspectors). MQSA inspections ensure that quality standards are met. Inspection findings are graduated from Level 1, 2, 3 to “no observation,” which reflects the degree of the facility’s violation from most serious to fully compliant, respectively.

A Level 1 finding represents a deviation from MQSA standards that may seriously compromise the quality of mammography services offered by the facility (i.e. sufficient objects in phantom image not visible). Gross adherence to MQSA standards is a valuable indicator of the efficacy of breast cancer diagnoses in the United States.

Information is current as of September 30, 2012

Fiscal Year - 2011

Skip graphic and jump to text data

TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2010N/A99.63
Nov 2010N/A99.25
Dec 2010N/A99.57
Jan 2011N/A99.63
Feb 2011N/A99.53
Mar 2011N/A99.65
Apr 2011N/A99.58
May 2011N/A99.45
Jun 2011N/A99.49
Jul 2011N/A98.94
Aug 2011N/A99.38
Sep 2011N/A99.44

FY 2011 Overall: 99.46%

Footnotes

  • (1) Level 1 inspection observations are considered the most serious - those that may have a detrimental effect on the quality of mammography services. An example is a facility that has mammography personnel who do not meet FDA’s minimum qualification standards. Level 1 violation require FDA to issue a warning letter; the facility must begin correcting problems immediately and respond in writing to FDA within 15 work days of receiving the warning letter about the corrective actions taken.

Number of domestic mammography facilities inspected that were free of Level 1 (serious) inspection observations during the month

Fiscal Year - 2011
Skip graphic and jump to text data.

TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A536
Nov 2010N/A662
Dec 2010N/A692
Jan 2011N/A545
Feb 2011N/A632
Mar 2011N/A846
Apr 2011N/A705
May 2011N/A722
Jun 2011N/A782
Jul 2011N/A655
Aug 2011N/A800
Sep 2011N/A706

FY 2011 Total: 8,283

Total number of domestic mammography facility inspections completed during the month

Fiscal Year - 2011
Skip graphic and jump to text data.

TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A538
Nov 2010N/A667
Dec 2010N/A695
Jan 2011N/A547
Feb 2011N/A635
Mar 2011N/A849
Apr 2011N/A708
May 2011N/A726
Jun 2011N/A786
Jul 2011N/A662
Aug 2011N/A805
Sep 2011N/A710

FY 2011 Total: 8,328

Glossary

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.