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I am a physician who wishes to become initially qualified as an interpreting physician. I completed my three months of initial mammography training in screen-film mammography and read 240 mammograms during the last six months of the residency program under my direct supervision but all the examinations were performed on a full field digital mammographic (FFDM) unit. Does this satisfy the regulator

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Yes. While FDA recommends that personnel obtain initial experience using the same mammographic modality as used for the initial qualifications, the regulations do not specifically require it. Therefore, examinations read for the initial experience requirement do not have to be in the same mammographic modality as examinations read for the initial qualification.

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