I am a physicist who wishes to become initially qualified as a medical physicist. I completed my 20 contact hours of initial mammography training in screen-film mammography and performed one facility and ten unit surveys under direct supervision but all the surveys were performed in a full field digital mammographic facility. Does this satisfy the regulatory requirement?
Yes. While FDA recommends that personnel obtain initial experience using the same mammographic modality as used for the initial qualification, the regulations do not specifically require it. Therefore, surveys performed for the initial experience requirement do not have to be in the same mammographic modality as surveys used for the initial qualification.