CME for Journal JACR12_11NOV

November 2012 – Experience With a Practice Quality Improvement System in a University Radiology Department

Approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.

Radiologists who are ACR Members can earn FREE CME by completing this online, journal-based, reading activity. ACR Members will NOT be charged, but must go through the shopping cart, click SUBMIT ORDER, and then open "My Education" page to access the activity.


This journal-based activity presents current content to encourage readers to think critically about issues in radiology and the broader field of medicine; to provide radiologists insight into improved practice and management techniques that will improve their practices; and to encourage radiologists’ participation in practice management, organizational, and policy-related activities. Readers complete the activity by reading a peer-reviewed article, reviewing references, and then responding to a minimum of five self-assessment questions online.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the reader will be able to:

  • Identify the current requirements for Part IV of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, Practice Quality Improvement (PQI);
  • Describe the basic categories of PQI and steps in the creation of a PQI project; and
  • Identify the major considerations in the formulation of PQI system for their own institution.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Released: 11/1/12 CME Expires: 11/1/15

Hardware/Software Requirements for Online Claiming

This web-based CME activity requires a version 4.x web browser or newer and is best experienced using a current generation browser such as Internet Explorer 5.5/6.0 or newer. The required reading materials can be viewed online using Adobe® Reader® available at

You can read the printed version in the JACR November 2012, pages 814-819.

J Am Coll Radiol 2012;11:814-819. Copyright 2012 American College of Radiology.

Available Nonmember: $28.00 Member: $0.00 MIT: $0.00