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MQSA National Statistics

In this section of MQSA Insights, we present the most commonly requested national statistics regarding the MQSA program. These statistics are updated on the first of each month.

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2015 8,737
Certification statistics, as of September 1, 2016  
   Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,748 / 16,560
  Certified facilities with FFDM2 units / Accredited FFDM units 8,545 / 12,601
  Certified facilities with DBT3 units / Accredited DBT units 2,688 / 3,703
FY2016 inspection statistics, as of September 1, 2016  
  Facilities inspected 7,670
  Total units at inspected facilities 13,567
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
     Level 1 violation 0.7%
    Level 2 violation 8.6%
    Level 3 violation 3.4%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 87.3%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of September 1, 20161 39,383,721

1 This number is an aggregate of the total number of procedures performed annually as reported by facilities to their accreditation bodies. Facilities are asked to disclose this information at their initial accreditation, and then at the time of their re-accreditation, which takes place once every three years. FDA began collecting these data in 1998. The aggregate does not reflect the current number of procedures performed at these facilities, but only the numbers reported by them during the three-year period prior to the current date. We have aggregated only the numbers reported by certified, non-Veterans Administration facilities.

2 FFDM - Full Field Digital Mammography unit.

3 Counts of DBT facilities are a subset of the FFDM facility count.

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