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Interventional Breast Radiography - Breast Biopsy Certification


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Obtaining a New Interventional Breast Radiography Certification

If a facility has an interventional breast unit(s) used for breast biopsy and/or needle localizations, the facility is required to have an Interventional Breast Radiography Certification. Units that are used for both mammography and interventional breast radiography will be included on the mammography certification.

Title 25 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §289.230(gg)(14) requires each registrant to have and implement written operating and safety procedures.

Note: If the facility plans to perform Mobile Interventional Breast Radiography complete section 2 of the application and submit the requested documents and procedures.


Fee Schedule

Each application for a New Interventional Breast Radiography Certification shall be accompanied by a one-year non-refundable fee. An invoice will be mailed annually for the interventional breast radiography certification fee. Fee payments by check or money order shall be made payable to Texas Department of State Health Services

Interventional breast radiography (i.e. biopsy, needle localizations)

Fee Schedule for New Interventional Breast Radiography Certification
Interventional breast radiography (i.e. biopsy, needle localizations) Fee
First machine $490
Each additional machine listed on certification $240

Annual Fees for Mammography Certification

Annual fees must be paid each year in order to continue operating mammography devices. The fee covers all direct and indirect costs associated with licensing a company or individual.

For detailed information on annual fees and payment methods accepted, see Payment of Annual Fees for Mammography Certification or Interventional Radiography.


Interventional Breast Radiography Certification Renewals

Interventional breast radiography renewal documents shall be submitted every three years for renewal.

The agency will send a renewal reminder letter and the application by mail 2-3 months prior to the expiration date of the mammography certification. Items requested for renewal are:

Required Forms for Interventional Breast Radiography Certification Renewals
Document Number Document Title
RC 230-3 Application for Interventional Breast Radiography - New Facility or Renewal (PDF, 73KB)
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB)
  • Submit a copy of the current medical physicist’s survey report for each interventional breast radiography unit.

Name and/or Ownership Change

Due to all of the variables in an ownership and/or name change, contact the Mammography Certification Program at (737) 218-7110 for more information.


To Change a Mailing and/or Physical Use Location Address(s)

Complete the appropriate sections of RC 230-4, Amendment Application for Interventional Breast Radiography (PDF, 77KB) and submit to the Mammography Certification Program.


Interventional Breast Radiography Equipment Changes

To add an interventional breast radiography unit submit:

To delete an interventional breast radiography unit complete and submit RC 18-M, Transfer-Disposal Form (PDF, 17KB).


Personnel Changes

Notification of additions or deletions in personnel is no longer required for interventional breast radiography certifications, with the exception of the radiation safety officer.


Mobile Services Authorization

Mobile services authorization must be obtained prior to providing mobile interventional breast radiography services.

To add mobile services authorization to the interventional breast radiography certification, submit:

To remove mobile services authorization

  • Notify the agency in writing by submitting a signed letter requesting removal of Mobile Service Authorization
  • Include the facility’s mammography certification number

Terminating an Interventional Breast Radiography Certification

To terminate an interventional breast radiography certification complete and submit:


Interventional Breast Radiography Certification Contact Information

New Applications:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing MC 2003
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Other Correspondence

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing Branch MC 2835
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Phone: (737) 218-7110
Fax: (512) 834-6716


Additional Information

For additional information see Interventional Breast Radiography – Breast Biopsy Certification Frequently Asked Questions – (FAQs), or contact the mammography certification program at (737) 218-7110

Last updated October 11, 2018