Mammograms per year in the nation numbered more than 39.5 million as of Aug. 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports.
The statistics come from the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. FDA inspections and certifications of mammogram facilities are made in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
Congress passed the 1992 law to make sure women in the U.S. have access to mammograms and can be seen in a timely manner so that breast cancer can be diagnosed in its earliest stages, according to the FDA.
Mammography Statistics as of Aug. 1
|Certification Category||Total Facilities or Units|
|Total Certified Facilities||8,660|
|Total Accredited Units||20,649|
|Certified Facilities with Digital Units||8,633|
|Accredited Digital Units||12,824|
|Certified Facilities with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Units||5,448|
|Accredited DBT Units||7,792|
|Inspection Category||Number or Percentage|
|Total Units at Inspected Facilities||15,517|
|% of Inspections That Were Level 1 Violations||0.6%|
|% of Inspections That Were Level 2 Violations||15.1%|
|% of Inspections With No Violations||84.2%|