DICOE Logo - LargeIs your medical imaging getting the recognition it deserves?

Your team can now receive well-deserved recognition for outstanding diagnostic imaging and patient care. The ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ achievement is a one-of-a-kind new program that takes your department or practice to the next level of imaging efficiency, safety and quality care.

Reach for the pinnacle of medical imaging care.

General inquiry and contact email: DICOE@acr.org

Learn more: 1.800.770.0145, ext. 4976

Download Application Form

All applications received after July 1, 2015 will incur the new DICOE fee.

Program Requirements


  • Comprehensive assessment of the medical imaging facility, including structure and outcomes
  • Participation in ACR registries at no cost
  • Ongoing process for self-assessment
  • Recognition that distinguishes your facility to providers, payers, patients and administrators
  • Three-year status
  • Customizable materials for local public relations and marketing

Basic Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

  • ACR accreditation in all modalities provided for which ACR accreditation is offered
  • Dose Index Registry® (DIR) and General Radiology Improvement Database (GRID) participation
  • Image Gently® and Image Wisely® pledges
  • Site survey assessing multiple areas of quality, safety, procedures and personnel by an ACR survey team that includes a radiologist, medical physicist and technologist working with your team members

Areas of Assessment

  • Governance
  • Personnel
  • Facility organization and management
  • Physical environment
  • Equipment and IT infrastructure
  • Radiation and general safety
  • Quality management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Patient rights
  • Medical records