July 23, 2020

ACR, Other Groups Encourage Governors to Ensure Access to Imaging

In an effort to encourage states to maintain access for non-COVID patients who require imaging, the American College of Radiology® (ACR®), along with six other imaging-related organizations, sent a letter to the National Governors Association encouraging “all the member governors to consider the consequences of further delays in care for non-COVID patients.”

The letter’s signatories expressed concern that a second healthcare crisis unrelated to COVID-19 may emerge that could result in over 10,000 deaths if routine cancer screenings are further delayed. The letter reminds the governors that, “Cancer and other diseases do not stop, and imaging should not either.”

The ACR will continue to work with state and local officials to ensure safe and necessary imaging procedures will remain accessible for all patients.