Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is an officially approved MQSA facility. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) is a federal law that regulates all mammography facilities validated by inspectors to assure that a facility meets all quality standards under governance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To meet these standards, this act requires regular testing and maintenance of mammography equipment.

The MQSA also ensures that the people involved in your care are trained to provide high quality exams and must maintain annual continuing education so that they remain up to date on the latest mammography technology.

  • Our mammography technologists are certified in mammography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Our radiologists are board certified and have completed specialty training in either mammography or ultrasound.
  • The medical physicist who inspects and tests the equipment.

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