ACR unveils new QC manual focused on digital mammography, DBT

The 2018 American College of Radiology (ACR) Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is now available online, the ACR announced this week.

A link was automatically sent to all ACR-accredited mammography facilities. It is also available on the ACR’s website. Webinars are currently in production that will help technologists and medical physicists get the most out of this new document.

“The new 2018 Digital Mammography QC Manual will promote uniformity and consistency of QC procedures across the broad spectrum of FDA approved manufacturers,” Eric Berns, PhD, the manual’s author and chair of the ACR Subcommittee on Mammography Quality Assurance, said in a prepared statement. “The new manual includes quality control procedures that cover both 2-D mammography and DBT, allowing a single, unified, quality control program for all facilities no matter what type of unit they have.”