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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, 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

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.

2Includes Full Field Digital Mammography and Computed Radiography Units.

3DBT - Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.

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


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