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MQSA National Statistics

In this section of MQSA Insights, we present the most commonly requested national statistics regarding the MQSA program. These statistics are updated on the first of each month.

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2016 8,741
Certification statistics, as of January 1, 2017  
   Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,749/ 17,057
  Certified facilities with FFDM2 units / Accredited FFDM units 8,582 / 12,684
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 3,011 / 4,161
FY2017 inspection statistics, as of January 1, 2017  
  Facilities inspected 1,817
  Total units at inspected facilities 3,463
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
     Level 1 violation .9%
    Level 2 violation 9.8%
    Level 3 violation .8%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 88.5%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of January 1, 20171 39,282,999

1 This number is an aggregate of the total number of procedures performed annually as reported by facilities to their accreditation bodies. Facilities are asked to disclose this information at their initial accreditation, and then at the time of their re-accreditation, which takes place once every three years. FDA began collecting these data in 1998. The aggregate does not reflect the current number of procedures performed at these facilities, but only the numbers reported by them during the three-year period prior to the current date. We have aggregated only the numbers reported by certified, non-Veterans Administration facilities.

2 FFDM - Full Field Digital Mammography unit.

3 DBT - Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.

4 Facilities with DBT also have FFDM so the DBT facilities count is included within the FFDM facilities count.

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