Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) is one of four components of the American Board of Radiology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. All radiologists who require MOC must have selected a project by the beginning of 2008 that is relevant to their practice, is achievable in a practice setting, produces measurable results that are suitable for repeated measurements, and is able to effect quality improvement.

The three programs listed below have been qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for PQI toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR's MOC program.

R-O PEER™

R-O PEER™ offers radiation oncologists the opportunity to fulfill Part IV, Evaluation of Performance in Practice for Maintenance of Certification (MOC), for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) through the Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program.

Following the survey, a final report will be issued to each participating radiation oncologist. If any corrective action measures are identified, the final report will request additional documentation that demonstrates that these have been appropriately addressed. When this documentation is submitted and reviewed, a certification of satisfactory completion of the PQI project will be issued.

If your facility is applying for accreditation, the information and application are included with the documents for radiation oncology accreditation. You may download these and submit with your facility's accreditation application documents.

For Additional Information Contact the ACR Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program office in Reston, Virginia at 800-770-0145 or rad-onc-accred@acr.org.


IV Contrast Extravasation (ICE)

The Society of Uroradiology and American College of Radiology together have developed an online PQI project that meets requirements for the Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) component of the American Board of Radiology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

The project is titled ICE -- Intravenous Iodinated Contrast Extravasation during Computerized Tomography. Radiologists may participate in the project individually or as part of a group. For more information and registration, visit ICE (https://nrdr.acr.org/portal/ICE/Main/page.aspx).

If you have any questions concerning this PQI project please contact Dr. Tom Dykes at 717-531-7948 or tdykes@hmc.psu.edu. Registration assistance and technical questions should be directed to Lu Meyer of the ACR at 800-227-5463, ext. 4958 or lmeyer@acr.org.