Orlando clinic confirms over 2 years of invalid mammograms

Faulty mammograms put many women at risk


ORLANDOFla. – Orlando-based Boston Diagnostic Imaging Clinic has been stripped of its quality standards certificate by the Food and Drug Administration due to faulty mammogram testing. 

Officials say the faulty tests go back to 2013, and patients who have received a mammogram from the Orlando location between May 2013 and July 2015 are advised to contact their doctor as soon as possible. 

Notification letters were sent out to patients who have been affected.

"I won't be coming back here. I'm glad that you all brought it to my attention," said patient Bernadette Flakes, who was going to the downtown location for an X-ray Wednesday.

She said trust is important to her when it comes to her health, and Boston Diagnostic had violated that trust.

"Most of the mammograms that are in question were under the previous ownership," said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. "Nevertheless, we own it now, and were taking responsibility."

Lewis said Orlando Health will offer free mammograms to the patients affected by the clinic's problems.

She told News 6 many of the staff members at the downtown location have been replaced, and she said all of them are being trained on how to properly perform a mammogram.

Patients who have questions about their mammograms performed at the downtown Orlando location of Boston Diagnostic Imaging can call a special number established just for them: 321-842-CARE (2273).?

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