Yes. In the United States, a breast imaging center where you get your mammogram must be approved (certified) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Click here for the list of breast centers approved by the FDA.
An imaging center may receive further certifications through the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR’s program designates Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence® based on personnel, policies, equipment, image quality and patient care. Centers of Excellence have ACR certification for stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and breast MRI. Click here for a list of ACR Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence.
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