Imaging 3.0What Is Imaging 3.0?™

Imaging 3.0 is a change process led by the ACR for the field of radiology. It includes a set of technology tools that equip 21st-century radiologists to ensure their key role in evolving health care delivery and payment models—and quality patient care.

Imaging 3.0 is a vision and action plan to allow all radiologists to take a leadership role in shaping America's future health care system.

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Presentations & Resources

Explore the vision for Imaging 3.0 and discover tools and approaches for putting Imaging 3.0 principles into practice.

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Imaging 3 Case Studies

Case Studies

Imaging 3.0 case studies spotlight radiologists who are already using Imaging 3.0 techniques.

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New case study posted on 3/26/14

ACOs and You

ACOs and You

One important part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the formation of accountable care organizations. These entities are made up of doctors who coordinate care and streamline services to save the industry money.
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Radiology Leadership Institute

The Imaging 3.0 Track at RLI

Radiologists need to be prepared to actively guide the development of new business models and payment structures in health care. This introductory Imaging 3.0 track within RLI provides ACR members with baseline preparation for participation in evolving delivery and payment environment.


Reading Room

The JACR and the ACR Bulletin are excellent sources of information on the changing health-care delivery and payment systems. The Imaging 3.0 Reading Room provides synopses and links to these on-topic articles.

Updated 4/4/14

Imaging 3.0 Videos

Video 1: Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR, explains the impetus for Imaging 3.0 at the 2013 Imaging Informatics Summit & Data Registries Forum.

Video 2: Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, describes the ACR Reference Guide in Information Technology.

Video 3: Sanjay Shetty, MD, and Keith Dreyer, MD, FACR, discuss Imaging 3.0 tools to help radiologists navigate the changing health care landscape

Video 4: Geraldine McGinty, MD, FACR, on how radiologists can demonstrate value in new payment and delivery systems with Imaging 3.0

Video 5: One radiology practice enters into a co-management relationship with its client hospital with positive results

Video 6: Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, discusses the radiologist's role in an Accountable Care Organization