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DEP Releases Third Quarter Mammography Inspections

All 76 Inspected Pennsylvania Facilities Meet Federal Standards

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection released reports today showing that all of the 76 mammography facilities it inspected during the third quarter of this year are operating within the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

DEP inspects each of Pennsylvania's approximately 400 certified mammography facilities annually under a contract with FDA, which sets standards for these facilities under the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act.

The inspections help to ensure that this sophisticated equipment is maintained and operated properly. The inspection information is available through a partnership between DEP and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The location of regional mammography facilities and information about their latest inspections is available at, keyword: Mammography; then click on "Mammography Facility Inspections in Pennsylvania."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following mammography facilities, by county, were inspected during the third quarter:


Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus

Allegheny General Mammography Center at Century III

Allegheny Imaging Inst. -- Kennedy Medical Imaging

East Suburban OBGYN Associates

Heritage Valley Health System Diagnostic Imaging Center at Thorn Run

High Field Open MRI Inc.

West Hills Open MRI & Imaging Center

West Mifflin Imaging Associates LP


Diagnostic Health of Reading

St. Joseph Health Network at St. Lawrence

St. Joseph Medical Center Community Campus


Nason Hospital

Women's Health and Laser Care


Gutherie Clinic Towanda

Memorial Hospital Inc.


SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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