The State of Wisconsin, under contract from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), performs annual inspections at each of the state's approximately 250 facilities that perform mammographic x-ray procedures. These inspections, performed by personnel in the Department of Health Services (DHS) Radiation Protection Section, are conducted on a schedule prescribed by the FDA. This schedule calls for a facility to be inspected once every twelve months, with a two-month grace period either way.
These inspections are to ensure that mammography facilities are in compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 2004 (the first Act was 1992). In order for a Wisconsin mammography facility to operate, it must be accredited by the American College of Radiology, and then become a certified facility of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Division of Mammography Quality Radiation Program.
Websites for accreditation information
- American College of Radiology
- Food and Drug Administration, Division of Mammography Quality Radiation Program
For more information:
Radiation Protection Section
Division of Public Health
Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
1 West Wilson Street, Room 150
Madison, WI 53703
Mammography Compliance License/Permit Program Associate:
Mammography Compliance Supervisor: