A facility has two identical x-ray units, both of which have the capability to use multiple cassette/image receptor sizes. Would it be permissible ...
... to have both equipped with the 18 x 24 cm cassette-grid-compression paddle combination and have only one 24 x 30 cm cassette-grid -compression paddle combination that could be used on either unit on an as-needed basis? Additionally, must the facility provide the "spot compression" paddles referred to in the regulation? Additionally, must the facility provide the "spot compression" paddles referred to in the regulation?
No, to both questions. A facility must have on hand at least one cassette-grid-compression paddle combination of each of the 18 x 24 cm and 24 x 30 cm sizes to equip each mammography x-ray unit in the facility. "Spot compression" paddles are not required.