FDA proposing changes to modernize mammography services

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will take “important new steps to modernize breast cancer screening and help empower patients with more information when they are considering important decisions regarding their breast health care.”

FDA says that, “For the first time in more than 20 years of regulating mammography facilities, the agency is proposing amendments to key regulations that would help improve the quality of mammography services for millions of Americans.”

And FDA notes that, “Today’s actions would expand the information mammography facilities must provide to patients and health care professionals, allowing for more informed medical decision-making. It would also modernize mammography quality standards and better position the FDA to enforce regulations that apply to the safety and quality of mammography services.”

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