The ACR ensures the voice of radiology is heard as policies, guidance and/or rules are implemented and maintained related to radiation protection, use and availability of medical isotopes, and oversight of drugs and devices.
The ACR works with federal agencies and other stakeholders to advance radiology perspectives and priorities with respect to digital health policy issues, including artificial intelligence oversight, electronic health information sharing and more.
The federal government is the major funding source of medical research and the training of our physician workforce. ACR advocates for federal funding of imaging and related research, and for the academic and research policies that benefit our profession and the patients we serve.
ACR participates in NIH advocacy coalitions, provides input to Congress regarding federal agency funding and oversight, and informs members about national research priorities and policies.
The ACR actively monitors virtually every federal agency to ensure our members are represented and informed. We handle various topics that have a profound impact on our membership, including population health, screening, government transparency, occupational/workplace environment, and patient access topics.