Mammography Quality Assurance

All X-rays machines used to carry out mammography imaging must comply with the relevant state’s safety standards to ensure that occupational and public exposure to radiation is minimised.

For mammography practices or medical imaging facilities conducting mammography imaging who are accredited with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) are required to participate in the Mammography Quality Assurance Program (MQAP).

Participation in the MQAP is machine specific. For practices with multiple mammography machines, the practice must apply to participate in the MQAP for each machine. The MQAP operates on a three (3) year cycle:-

For the first year annual cycle, the mammography practice undergoes accreditation or reaccreditation of the mammography machine. In the first cycle, the requirements include the assessment of clinical and physics materials by expert mammography radiologists and mammography accredited physicists.

In the second year and third annual cycle, an accredited mammography physicist assesses the quality control data and physics materials submitted by the mammography practice.

Sieverts are accredited physicists and certified by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers as Mammography Equipment Assessor to conduct mammography equipment testing to the MQAP standards defined by RANZCR. Sieverts can assist with film and DR mammography machines.


Why Work With Us


Sieverts is recognised for its contribution and involvement in the radiation industry across Australia. Sieverts is a proud company supporter and holds corporate membership with the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, the Australasian Radiation Protection Society and the Australian Dental Industry Association.


We use a consultative approach for each business by understanding their unique radiation needs, acquiring critical data and then developing a tailored solution.

Qualified experts

Our team of radiation advisors are qualified and experienced medical physicists specialising in radiation physics. They can provide expert advice on all aspects of radiation safety and protection in an easy and understandable manner.


We understand that businesses cannot afford down time or risk issues with radiation compliance. Sieverts prides itself on delivering high quality advice and service in a timely manner.

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Excellence can only be increased through time and effort spent on the details. This is why hundreds of clients trust Sieverts as their radiation protection consultants.


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