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2019 Scorecard Statistics


August 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of August 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,660 / 20,649
  Certified facilities with 2D digital units2 / Accredited 2D digital units 8,633 / 12,824
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,448 / 7,792
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of August 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 6,777
  Total units at inspected facilities 15,517
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.6%
    Level 2 violation 15.1%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.2%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of August 1, 20191 39,560,609

July 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of July 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,663 / 20,545
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,635 / 12,841
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,361 / 7,667
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of July 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 6,066
  Total units at inspected facilities 13,913
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.6%
    Level 2 violation 14.9%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.5%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of July 1, 20191 39,466,286

 

June 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of June 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,660 / 20,453
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,630 / 12,843
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,302 / 7,573
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of June 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 5,255
  Total units at inspected facilities 12,113
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.6%
    Level 2 violation 14.8%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.6%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of June 1, 20191 39,442,911

May 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of May 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,662 / 20,303
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,628 / 12,826
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,214 / 7,436
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of May 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 4,510
  Total units at inspected facilities 10,347
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.6%
    Level 2 violation 14.7%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.7%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of May 1, 20191 39,428,450

April 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of April 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,664 / 20,133
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,624 / 12,841
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,117 / 7,247
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of April 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 3,800
  Total units at inspected facilities 8,733
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.6%
    Level 2 violation 14.8%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.6%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of April 1, 20191 39,383,236

March 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of March 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,672 / 20,073
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,631 / 12,871
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 5,047 / 7,147
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of March 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 3,084
  Total units at inspected facilities 7,047
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.5%
    Level 2 violation 15.2%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.3%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of March 1, 20191 39,340,006

February 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of February 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,686 / 20,029
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,640 / 12,903
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 4,994 / 7,067
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of February 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 2,415
  Total units at inspected facilities 5,513
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.5%
    Level 2 violation 15.4%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 84.1%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of February 1, 20191 39,314,796

January 2019

Certified facilities, as of October 1, 2018 8,704
Certification statistics, as of January 1, 2019  
  Total certified facilities / Total accredited units 8,689 / 19,918
  Certified facilities with digital units2 / Accredited digital units 8,645 / 12,905
  Certified facilities with DBT3,4 units / Accredited DBT units 4,912 / 6,949
FY 2019 inspection statistics, as of January 1, 2019  
  Facilities inspected 1,880
  Total units at inspected facilities 4,251
  Percent of inspections where the highest noncompliance was a:  
    Level 1 violation 0.5%
    Level 2 violation 16.4%
  Percent of inspections with no violation 83%
Total annual mammography procedures reported, as of January 1, 20191 39,319,915

1 This number is an aggregate of the total number of procedures performed annually as reported by facilities to their accreditation bodies at the time of their re-accreditation, which takes place once every three years. We have aggregated only the numbers reported by MQSA-certified, non-Veterans Hospital Administration facilities. The aggregate number may not reflect the current number of procedures performed at these facilities.

2 Includes Full Field Digital Mammography and Computed Radiography Units.

3 DBT - Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.

4 Facilities with DBT also have FFDM so the DBT facilities count is included within the digital facilities count.