ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual Resources
The 2018 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual is now available. This manual is intended to guide the development and implementation of your quality control program for digital mammography 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 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual and Digital Mammography QC Phantom in routine QC of digital equipment. In 2018, the FDA approved the Digital Breast Tomosynthesis supplement, which has been integrated into the 2018 edition of the manual. Approval of this alternative standard and DBT supplement enables 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 and systems with DBT (not for contrast enhancement systems). The new ACR manual will go into effect in November 2018 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 November 19, 2018, with instructions to share the link with their colleagues at the facilities, including their medical physicists. If you did not receive yours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
On November 19, 2018, the ACR will implement the 2018 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual within the accreditation process. Facilities who choose to use the 2018 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 and DBT systems.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the ACR at 800-227-6440.
ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual
Digital Mammography Quality Control Test Forms (for use ONLY with 2018 ACR manual and large phantom)
ACR Digital Mammography QC Manual Webinars
Webinars for 2019 — register now!
Approved ACR Digital Mammography Phantoms – approved for 2D and DBT