Improving the quality and safety of patient care is a core element of the ACR mission. The College takes a proactive and aggressive approach on key issues impacting radiology.

CT Imaging

Accreditation

The ACR has accredited more than 35,000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities. We offer programs in all modalities mandated for accreditation by law. Our application process has cut approval time in half, with evaluation typically completed within 90 days of image submission.

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Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence

The ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ achievement is a new program that takes your department or practice to the next level of imaging efficiency, safety and quality care.


ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center

Applications for the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation will be accepting beginning June 1, 2014. All sites applying for this designation must have active ACR CT accreditation in the chest module on the designated unit(s).

ACR Appropriateness Criteria

ACR Appropriateness Criteria®

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and others in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition. By employing these guidelines, providers enhance quality of care and contribute to the most efficacious use of radiology.


ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards

Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

The ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards help advance the science of radiology and improve the quality of service to patients. They promote the safe and effective use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology by describing specific training, skills and techniques.


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Quality Measurement

The national healthcare agenda is increasingly focused on improving the quality and safety of patient care. By linking reimbursement to quality indicators, Quality Measurement is an important part of this agenda. We are committed to continued involvement in this growing movement and to ensuring our members have a voice.

National Radiology Data Registry

National Radiology Data Registry

Comparing practice performance to regional and national benchmarks is an important tool for improving the quality of patient care. ACR's National Radiology Data Registry will help your facility benchmark outcomes and process-of-care measures and develop quality improvement programs.


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Radiology Safety

Get ACR recommendations for the training, skills and techniques necessary to ensure the safe and efficient practice of radiology. Review the ACR position regarding quality and safety, equipment and patient education in addition to practice guidelines and technical standards. Patient information resources are also included.

RADPEER

RADPEER™

RADPEER™ is a simple, cost-effective process that allows peer review to be performed during the routine interpretation of current images.


Additional Resources

Explore a variety of informative and instructional resources related to radiology quality and safety, such as:

  • Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System Atlas (BI-RADS)
  • Breast Imaging Resources
  • Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS)
  • Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS)
  • Manual on Contrast Media
  • Peer Review and Reporting (RADPEER)