Facilities Comments Concerning Their Inspection
The Division of Mammography Quality Standards (DMQS) is very interested in, and continually looking, for comments from facilities regarding their inspection and/or inspector (both good and "not-so-good"). We use such information to assess MQSA's progress and to learn which areas in our program require adjustments and improvements.
We have obtained necessary feedback through DMQS staff attendance at radiology or mammography conferences and meetings. Additionally, in each edition of Mammography Matters we request comments from mammography facilities and the mammography community, identifying an 800 telephone number, a FAX number, and a mailing address as means by which facilities can contact us.
While we receive important information through these sources, we are still in need of feedback directly from the facilities that have been inspected. Since MQSA inspectors are in direct contact with facilities, we ask that you please be aware of our need for facilities' comments and we ask that you encourage each of your inspected facilities to contact us. Facilities may contact us either by using FDA's toll-free 1-800-838-7715 telephone number (callers may choose to remain anonymous) or, by sending written comments to us by FAX (301-594-3306) or mail at the address below.
We also encourage you to share with us any written comments that you receive. If facilities provide comments included in the facility response letters to inspection findings or send your office a separate letter, we would like you to share these comments with us.
If you have written comments from facilities that you would be willing to share with us, please fax them to 301-796-5710 or mail them to us at:
Division of Mammography Quality Standards
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903-0002