Pismo Beach Diagnostic Center accreditation revoked
May 2, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked Coastal Diagnostic Center in Pismo Beach’s accreditation and is asking women who had mammograms at the facility after February 24, 2013 to consider having their mammograms re-evaluated.
After issues with several people who had mammograms at the Pismo Beach center were discovered, the American College of Radiology (ACR) conducted a clinical image review of mammograms performed by Coastal Diagnostic Center between February 24, 2013 and February 24, 2015. Following the review, the ACR revoked the facility’s accreditation.
Patients have the right to request their mammogram and copies of their medical reports from Coastal Diagnostic Center, which is owned by Dignity Health, the FDA said.
“The FDA is alerting patients who had mammograms at Coastal Diagnostic Center located in Pismo Beach,” the advisory says. “This does not mean that the results of the mammograms were inaccurate, but it does mean that the patients should consider having their mammograms re-evaluated at a Mammography Quality Standards Act certified facility to determine if the patients need a repeat mammogram or additional medical follow-up.”
On April 24, the FDA required the facility to notify all patients who received mammograms any time on or after February 24, 2013, and their referring health care providers, about the problems with the mammography quality at the facility.