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SFDA’s Requirements For Safe Use Of Mammography

SFDA has recently published Requirements For Mammography; Click here to read the official document.

Published on: 12th January, 2021

Highlights from this Document

Mammography is an effective method for screening breast cancer. However, there are safety implications of mammography equipment as they utilize X-rays, which are potentially dangerous, to produce images. Screening mammography services can be provided for indoor
clinics and mobile sites.

Healthcare Providers shall comply with SFDA Requirements to:

  • Increase the radiation protection of mammography X-ray facilities.
  • Increase public awareness of mammography screening benefits.
  • Minimize the number of patients referred unnecessarily for further tests and dose.
  • Ensure accurate detection of breast cancer.
  • Minimize the number of unnecessary invasive procedures.
  • Help keeps occupational exposures from radiation within applicable limits and as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)
  • Limit the use of ionizing radiation and the use of non-ionizing radiation instead.

Page 3 to 5 lists the different requirements for Mammography-screening in healthcare facilities.

  1. General Requirements
  2. Requirements of Room Design.
  3. Availability of Records
  4. Quality Control (QC)
  5. Emergency Plans
  6. Van Or Portable Mammography

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