SoFla Center Stops Mammograms After Quality Concerns

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stopped a radiology center in Sunrise from performing mammograms until they correct a problem.

The FDA ordered Lakes Radiology II on Oakland Park Boulevard to send letters to patients who had mammograms there between mid-2016 through April of this year.

In those letters, the center states, "there is a serious concern about the quality of mammography that our facility performed between May 16, 2016 and April 9, 2018."

As a result, the FDA ordered it to stop performing mammograms as of April 19 because it "did not meet the clinical image quality standards established by our facility's accreditation body."

The center states that the letters don't necessarily mean that test results are wrong but that most patients will need to have their mammograms reviewed to determine if a repeat mammogram is needed.

An accredited center must have a certificate with something called an American College of Radiology (ACR) seal. 

For now, Lakes Radiology II will provide patients with their medical records at no charge.

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