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Tammy Noraas

Tammy has been in the radiology field for 30-plus years. She completed her radiologic technologist training at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN in 1984. In 1991, she started working at an OB/GYN facility doing screening mammography. Tammy started working at vRad in 2014 and has helped to build the breast imaging program to the successful program it is today. She enjoys working side by side with our clients and takes great pride in keeping them compliant.

10 Steps to a Stress-Free Mammography Inspection

Whoever said the only things certain in life are death and taxes never faced an MQSA inspection. Federally mandated in the early ’90s and delegated to the states ever since, the process can seem like a frenetic exercise in reprimand avoidance. However, with a little rethinking and some focused preparation, you can turn the stressful day into an enjoyable experience.

In fact, watch out. You might even come to see your pre-inspection checklisting as a rewarding labor of love. After all, the beneficiaries of your dutiful i-dotting and t-crossing are deserving mammography patients.

It is with them in mind that I offer some principles and pointers I’ve come back to time and again over the 30-plus years I’ve worked in mammography technology, operations and administration. This includes the last seven years helping vRad’s telemammography clients prepare for their inspections.