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Briefing Date:05/19/2005
Topic:Improving Breast Imaging Quality Standards

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
and
National Research Council
National Cancer Policy Board
Committee on Improving Mammography Quality Standards

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Congressional Briefings
Thursday, May 19, 2005
184 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
and
503 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.

on

Improving Breast Imaging Quality Standards

In preparation for the anticipated reauthorization of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) in 2007, Congress asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in P.L. 108-199, to examine whether additional steps could be taken to improve the accuracy of mammography interpretation or to enhance regulatory oversight. To inform this projected reauthorization, the IOM report evaluates ways to improve mammography interpretation.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 23, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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