How to Cite the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®

We suggest the following format when citing the ACR Appropriateness Criteria:

Once you have found the Appropriateness Criteria document you want to use, open the corresponding Narrative and Rating Table PDF and use it for the title, authors and URL.

  1. If citing a specific ACR Appropriateness Criteria topic List authors. Title. Available at <URL>. American College of Radiology. Accessed <DATE>. 
    Example: Bancroft LW, Kransdorf MJ, Adler RA, et al. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute Trauma to the Foot.  Available at American College of Radiology. Accessed  DATE.
  2. If citing the entire ACR Appropriateness Criteria
    American College of Radiology. ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. Available at Accessed <DATE>.