As part of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), Congress mandated there be annual reporting of adverse actions taken against mammography facilities. Congress stipulated that the report be made available to physicians and the general public and that it should include information that is useful in evaluating the performance of mammography facilities nationwide. In order to provide this information in the timeliest manner, we now post the following information in “real time,” as actions taken against mammography facilities are concluded:
Mammography Facility Against Which There Was An Adverse Action
The State of Florida
Facility Name and Address:
Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center
1500 Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Facility ID Number:
On August 21, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated an Additional Mammography Review (AMR) of mammograms performed by this facility due to deficiencies noted during the February 28, 2017 MQSA Inspection performed by the State of Florida.
On November 30, 2017, the ACR notified the FDA and the facility that the AMR revealed serious deficiencies with clinical image quality and failed to meet the ACR’s clinical image evaluation criteria.
On November 9, 2017, the ACR revoked the facility’s mammography accreditation.
On November 15, 2017, the FDA declared the facility’s MQSA certificate to be no longer in effect until such time as the facility’s accreditation is reinstated and the facility has complied with all the requirements of the FDA.
Based on the serious image quality deficiencies noted during the AMR, the FDA required the facility to perform a Patient and Referring Healthcare Provider Notification (PPN) to alert all at-risk patients and their providers of the mammography quality problems at the facility.
To date, the facility has not complied with the FDA’s PPN.
Status of the Facility:
The facility is believed to be closed.