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Under what conditions, if any, can a facility lawfully process mammograms if they don’t have a sensitometer?

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The facility may use the optical density measurements (BD, contrast, and B+F) from a phantom image test in place of the normal daily processor QC tests ONLY when the facility’s sensitometer is unavailable (for example, it has been sent in for repair) and for no longer than two weeks. During this use, the facility must follow the procedures of the approved alternative requirement entitled “Conducting the Daily Processor QC Tests When the Sensitometer is not Available”. The use of phantom image measurements of BD, contrast, and B+F as a substitute for processor QC tests is not permitted under any other conditions than those described in the alternative requirement.

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