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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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When we display a breast image on our monitor for final interpretation the identifying information is not displayed (view and laterality, technologist identification, patient name, etc.), but this information does appear on the hard copy film. Is this acceptable?

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No. The above regulation requires that the identifying information be indicated on each mammographic image used for final interpretation, not just on the hard copy film. Work stations used for final interpretation may allow the option for the interpreting physician to temporarily switch off the image identification information, provided that the standard or default setting shows the image identification information. ).

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