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Pennsylvania DEP Releases 4th Quarter 2007 Mammography Inspection Results

Records Show All 89 Inspected Pennsylvania Facilities Meet Federal Standards

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection reported today that all of the 89 mammography facilities it inspected during 2007's fourth quarter 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 the 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 on the latest inspection for each facility is available at, keyword: Mammography; then click on "Mammography Facility Inspections in PA."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are mammography facilities inspected during the fourth quarter of 2007:


-- Wellspan Health Center


-- Allegheny General Breast Care Center

-- Heritage Valley Health System Women's Health Center

-- UPMC Passavant


-- Heritage Valley Health System Chippewa

-- Heritage Valley Health System The Medical Center

-- Aliquippa Community Hospital


-- UPMC Bedford Memorial


-- The Reading Hospital Imaging Center at Hamburg

-- St. Joseph Medical Center Berks Imaging Center

-- St. Joseph Health Network at Maidencreek

-- Lehigh Valley Diagnostic Imaging Hamburg


-- Oxford Valley Diagnostic Center '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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