What types of signatures are acceptable on mammography medical reports?
FDA will accept hand-written signatures on the reports as well as those that are not hand-written (i.e., computer- generated, mechanically generated, or stamped) provided that the qualified interpreting physician is identified on the report (last name and first initial at a minimum). FDA will also allow another person to countersign or initial the report, provided that the original interpreting physician is identified on the report. Facilities should be aware that other governmental agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may have more stringent requirements regarding medical report signatures. It is not required that the name of the technologist be included in the written interpretation.