Quality assurance in mammography: College of Radiology Survey in Malaysia

Ho, E.L.M. and Ng, Kwan Hoong and Wong, Jeannie Hsiu Ding and Wang, H.B. (2006) Quality assurance in mammography: College of Radiology Survey in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (2). pp. 204-208. ISSN 0300-5283,

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Malaysia's mammography QA practice was surveyed based on the Malaysian Ministry of Health and the American College of Radiology (ACR) requirements. Data on mammography unit, processor, image receptor, exposure factors, mean glandular dose (MGD), sensitometry, image quality and viewbox luminance were obtained. Mean developer temperature and cycle time were 34.1 +/- 1.8degreesC and 107.7 +/- 33.2 seconds. Mean base+fog level, speed index and contrast index were 0.20+/-0.01, 1.20+/-0.01 and 1.33+/-0.26 respectively. Eighty-six percent of the fifty centres passed the image quality test while 12.5% complied with ACR recommended viewbox luminance. Average MGD was 1.0+/-0.4 mGy. Malaysia is on the right track for QA but with room for total quality improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mammography; quality assurance; survey; Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 04:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 04:41
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24704

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