Fda approves New Innovations on Hologic's 3Dimensions Mammography system, the fastest, highest Resolution Breast Tomosynthesis System ever(1). Latest Breast Cancer Screening Improvements launched as Company marks Installation of More Than 5,000 3d mammography systems Throughout the United States. Marlborough, mass., march 27, 2018 /. Prnewswire / - hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: holx) announced today that Clarity hd high-resolution 3D imaging and Intelligent 2D imaging technology have received pma approval from the. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are now available on the 3Dimensions breast tomosynthesis system. With these innovations, the system now provides higher resolution 3D images for radiologists, enhanced workflow for technologists, and a more comfortable mammography experience, with low-dose options, for patients.
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The new modality requirement applies to all mammography personnel types listed above. For residents and fellows, the training can be obtained during residency or hoot fellowship and should be documented in the residency or fellowship letter. Please see dmqss sample residency letter. How must I document initial new modality training on a dbt system? Eight hours of general training in dbt, or 8 hours of training on a particular manufacturers dbt system, both count towards the new mammographic modality training requirement. Documentation may include: letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers or other formal training courses, confirming letter from a continuing Education king Unit granting organization, or an attestation about experience with investigational units using. For Further questions,. I have additional questions on these requirements. Who should I contact? Contact the fda mammography facility hotline.
Personnel need to have acceptable documentation of a total of 8 hours business of training in the new mammographic modality. While the fdas division of Mammography quality Standards (dmqs) recognizes there are some features that are unique to each specific dbt system, personnel need only to obtain training on one dbt system, or general dbt training, to meet the new modality training requirement. Nevertheless, personnel are encouraged to pursue additional training on the unique features of their unit(s) and providers of dbt modality training are encouraged to discuss the similarities and differences between dbt systems. Must the training be provided by the manufacturer? Under mqsa, the new modality training does not need to be provided by the manufacturer. The individual providing the training must be a qualified instructor, defined as an individual whose training and experience adequately prepare him or her to carry out specified training assignments. Each of the currently approved manufacturers, hologic, ge, siemens, and Fuji, offers training on its own system; however, third-party training courses as well as certain informal training can also satisfy the requirement for new mammographic modality training under mqsa. For example, peer training by a qualified peer who has previously met the 8 hours of dbt new modality training requirement is permitted. Do the modality training requirements apply to recently graduated radiology residents, fellows, radiologists providing locum tenens services, consulting medical physicists, and mammography technologists providing per diem services?
Under mqsa, dbt is considered a mammographic modality. As of January 2017, four dbt systems have been approved for marketing in the United States: Hologic Selenia dimensions, ge senoClaire, siemens Mammomat Inspiration, and the fujifilm aspire cristalle. While there are technological differences between these dbt systems, and differences in their fda-approved Indications for Use, these systems are now treated under mqsa, like full field digital mammography units, as a single mammographic modality. Facilities that perform mammography using any of these dbt units are subject to mqsa requirements. How do the mqsa new for modality training requirements apply to dbt? Under mqsa, personnel need to receive 8 hours of initial training prior to independently using any new mammographic modality, defined as a modality in which the person has not previously been trained. While the fdas division of Mammography quality Standards (dmqs) recognizes there are some with features that are unique to each specific dbt system, personnel need only obtain training on one dbt system, or general dbt training, to meet the new modality training requirement. Do personnel who have received 8 hours of dbt training specific to one manufacturers system meet the requirements for the initial 8 hours of dbt training for another manufacturers system?
Medical Physicists personnel qualifications: medical physicists who are qualified to perform dbt surveys list the current medical physicists who: (1) meet all the requirements of 21 cfr 900.12(a 3) "Mammography quality Standards; Final Rule" that became effective on April 28, 1999; and (2) have. Lead Interpreting Physician Attestation to Staff Personnel qualifications to the best of my knowledge and my belief, the information provided in this document is true and correct. I understand that fda may request additional information to substantiate the statements made in the document. I understand that knowingly providing false information in a matter within the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States could result in criminal liability, punishable by up to 10,000 fine and imprisonment of up to five years, or civil liability under mqsa, or both. Signature (Lead Interpreting Physician) Print Name date. Is Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) a mammographic modality under mqsa? Mqsa defines a mammographic modality as a technology for radiography of the breast.
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Statement that equipment performance, as required under the following sections of the mqsa final regulation 21 cfr 900.12(b is met: (1) Prohibited Equipment (2) Specifically designed for Mammography (3) Motion of Tube-Image receptor Assembly (4 iii) Removable Grid (if applicable to the the dbt system used). The results of quality control tests as required under the following sections of the mqsa final regulations 21cfr 900.12(e (4 iii) Compression device performance (5 i) Automatic Exposure control Performance (if applicable to the dbt system used) (5 ii) Kilovoltage peak accuracy and Reproducibility (5. The results of the phantom image quality tests, including a sample image. If any of the requirements in 8 a, b, or c are not met, submit documentation of successful corrective action. If any of the requirements in 8 a or b are not performed, explain why the requirement is not applicable. Date of the mee. Name and address of the physicist(s) who performed the mee.
Dbt manufacturers quality control Program. Name of the quality control Manual. Revision number, if not the original. Printing number, if not the original. Signature of facility contact help person for the dbt unit qualified Personnel Interpreting Physicians personnel qualifications: interpreting physicians who are qualified to interpret dbt mammograms list the current interpreting physicians who: (1) meet all the requirements of 21 cfr 900.12(a 1) "Mammography quality Standards; Final Rule". Radiologic Technologists personnel qualifications: radiologic technologists who are qualified to perform dbt mammograms list the current radiologic technologists who: (1) meet all the requirements of 21 cfr 900.12(a 3) "Mammography quality Standards; Final Rule" that became effective on April 28, 1999; and (2) have.
Contact Persons Title. Contact Persons Telephone, fax, e-mail. Dbt unit Identification. Year of Manufacture. Accreditation Body Unit Number. Dbt digital Image receptor Identification (if interchangeable).
Serial Number (if applicable). Final Interpretation review Monitor Identification (if soft copy display is available). Submit either a hardcopy or softcopy 3D phantom image. Softcopy cd or dvd must be in dicom format and verified that the image opens properly before forwarding the 3D phantom image to the fda. (Failure to include a 3D phantom image will delay review of the application). Interpreting Physicians who are qualified to interpret dbt mammograms (see qualified Personnel). Radiological Technologists who are qualified to perform dbt mammography examinations and the manufacturer recommended quality assurance tests (see qualified Personnel). Medical Physicists who are qualified to perform equipment evaluations and/or surveys of dbt mammography units (Qualified Personnel). Complete detailed report of Mammography Equipment evaluation (MEE) (must have been conducted in accordance with 900.12(e 10) within the 6 months prior to the request for use approval) must be included when submitting application.
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Requirements: 1: Manufacturers name of ffdm-dbt unit:. Facility Status Information. Facility name and fda facility id number. Fda certificate Expiration Date. Current Accreditation Body night for the 2D unit. Accreditation Expiration Date. Facility contact Person for dbt unit.
Extension Requirements for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) System. Note 1: Under mqsa, 8 hours of new modality training obtained on any dbt system, or general dbt training, is considered sufficient to meet the mqsa new modality training requirement for dbt. Note 2: In order to use the tomosynthesis portion of the unit, the facility must apply to fda to have its certificate extended to include that portion of the unit. The certification extension only applies to the dbt portion of the unit. The facility must have the 2D portion of the unit accredited by one of the accreditation bodies already approved to accredit the 2D portion. Note 3: Please complete the mqsa facility certification Extension Requirements fillable form (pdf printer Version) and submit with the completed ffdm or dbt certification extension application package.
Please contact your, ab for information on the types of images it accepts for accreditation as well as on how to submit images. For answers to commonly asked questions regarding new modality training for personnel prior to using dbt systems, please see our page. Frequently Asked questions about dbt and mqsa. The primary purpose of the fda's certificate extension program has always been entry to provide a temporary way for new technology to be available to benefit patients when ABs did not have standards developed, or the processes in place, to accredit a new mammography technology. This is the pathway that was taken when ffdm first entered the market, and more recently, when dbt first entered the market. Once an ab is ready to accredit the new mammography technology, applies to fda for approval to accredit, and is approved to do so, the transition from the certificate extension program to the ab occurs, as accreditation is mandated by the mqsa. Fda works closely with the abs to assist facilities with this transition; however, individual ABs can establish their own accreditation procedures within the confines of the mqsa requirements for accreditation. Dbt systems, below is a list of dbt units approved by fda for marketing, with their respective dates of market approval: ge senographe Pristina with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Option - 03/3/2017.
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Note to mammography facility staff: If you have questions about the mqsa program, please call the mqsa facility hotline at or email your questions. Effective april 9, 2018, all fda mqsa accreditation bodies (AB) revelation are approved to accredit dbt mammography systems. After April 6, 2018, the fda's certificate extension program will no longer be accepting applications to approve the use of dbt based on a facility's existing ffdm accreditation. That means all facilities must now have their existing and future dbt units accredited by their. All mqsa certificate extensions for the use of dbt units that have been granted to date will remain in effect until the ab and the facility complete the transition of those dbt units to their ab's accreditation program. Contact information for the each ab can be found on our. Any applications received by the fda after April 6, 2018, will be returned to the facility.