330.002 Mammography

330.002

Mammography: The Texas Medical Association believes that centers offering mammography should conform to the guidelines of the American College of Radiology and encompass the ensuing criteria: (a) mammography should be performed in a facility under the direct supervision of a radiologist who is certified by the American Board of Radiology or who has completed a radiology residency approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association; (b) mammography should be performed only on dedicated equipment which provides an adequate device for breast compression; (c) the mammography unit should be calibrated by a qualified radiation physicist at the time of installation and at least annually; and (d) an adequate quality assurance program should be in place. Any person or persons interpreting the results of a mammography procedure should have the following minimal qualifications: (a) be a licensed physician in the State of Texas; (b) have certification by the American Board of Radiology or have completed a radiology residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Medical Association; and (c) have demonstrated competency in the interpretation of mammograms (CM-C, p 145, A-92; reaffirmed CM-C Rep. 2-A-03; reaffirmed CM-C Rep. 2-A-13).

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October 07, 2016