FDA cites quality in halting Florida radiology center’s mammography services

Mammography services at a Sunrise, Florida, radiology center have been halted by the FDA until staff have sent cautionary letters to patients whose mammogram results might have been faulty, NBC Miami reported this week.

Lakes Radiology II has been asked to disclose to patients who received mammograms that “there is a serious concern about the quality of mammography that our facility performed between Mary 16, 2016 and April 9, 2018,” according to NBC. The FDA reportedly denied Lakes Radiology accreditation based on technical problems that compromised the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

Monica Yepes, the head of radiology at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, told NBC patients affected by the Lakes Radiology case should collect their records from the center—a service they’re providing at no cost—and make an appointment at a different radiology clinic where they can schedule a repeat examination.

“If your mammogram was less than a year ago, then the idea would be to have your studies reviewed at a facility that is accredited,” Yepes said. “[Another thing] to look at is, [does] the facility where you are having your breast imaging a facility that also offers the other modalities in addition to mammography, such as ultrasound and MRI? And do they also do biopsies?”

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