2016 ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual Resources
The revised 2016 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual is now available. This digital manual is intended to guide the development and implementation of your quality control program for mammography digital imaging equipment — including detailed responsibilities of the radiologist, technologist and medical physicist. Purchase your copy now.
In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved the ACR alternative standard request to allow mammography facilities to use the new ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control (QC) Manual and Digital Mammography QC Phantom in routine QC of digital equipment. Approval of this alternative standard will enable mammography QC technologists and medical physicists to use the new manual in lieu of manufacturers’ quality control manuals.
The FDA specifies that the new manual may be used only for full-field digital mammography systems without advanced imaging capabilities (e.g., tomosynthesis and contrast enhancement). The new ACR manual will go into effect in July 2017 for facilities that choose to use it for QC.
A link to download the new manual at no charge was emailed to the facility and technologist contacts (the persons with the ACR Mammography Accreditation login information) at all ACR-accredited mammography facilities on August 1, 2016, with instructions to share the link with their colleagues at the facilities, including their medical physicists. If you did not get yours, please contact email@example.com.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the ACR at DMQC@acr.org.
New Digital Mammography Manual and Phantom Go Live in ACR Accreditation
Beginning on July 24, 2017, the ACR will implement the 2016 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual into the accreditation process. Facilities who chose to use the 2016 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual may submit phantom images obtained with the ACR Digital Mammography Phantom and QC results using the new manual for accreditation of their 2D full-field digital mammography systems.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the ACR at 800-227-6440.
2016 ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual
Digital Mammography Quality Control Test Forms
December 2016 ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual Webinars
Approved ACR Digital Mammography Phantoms