Practice Parameters by Modality

Practice Parameters describe recommended conduct in specific areas of clinical practice. They are based on analysis of current literature, expert opinion, open forum commentary and formal consensus. Practice Parameters are not intended to be legal standards of care or conduct and may be modified as determined by individual circumstances and available resources.

 

General

Radiography

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for General Radiography Res. 30 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Abdominal Radiography Res. 2 - 2016

ACR–AAPM–SIIM Practice Parameter for Digital Radiography Res. 40 – 2017, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SAR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Adult Cystography and Urethrography Res. 31 - 2015

ACR–SAR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Excretory Urography Res. 14 – 2014

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Hysterosalpingography Res. 50 – 2011, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Voiding Cystourethrography in Children Res. 13 – 2014

ACR–ASSR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Spine Radiography Res. 7 – 2017

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Diagnostic Infusion Venography Res. 33 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Res. 31 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Radiography of the Extremities Res. 28 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Radiography for Scoliosis in Children Res. 15 – 2014

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Skeletal Surveys in Children Res. 10 - 2016

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Chest Radiography Res. 56 – 2011, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Portable (Mobile Unit) Chest Radiography Res. 55 – 2011, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Myelography and Cisternography Res. 9 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Radiographic Equipment CSC/BOC 2016

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Fluoroscopic Equipment CSC/BOC 2016

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Management of the Use of Radiation in Fluoroscopic Procedures Res. 44 – 2013

Computed Tomography

ACR Practice Parameter for Performing and Interpreting Diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) Res. 22 – 2017

ACR–SAR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) Enterography Res. 18 – 2015

ACR–ASER–SCBT-MR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Pediatric Computed Tomography (CT) Res. 3 – 2014

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Abdomen and Computed Tomography (CT) of the Pelvis Res. 22 - 2016 

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Brain Res. 20 - 2015

ACR–NASCI–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) Res. 21 - 2016

ACR–NASCI–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Quantification of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Res. 14 - 2012, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SAR–SCBT-MR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) Colonography in Adults Res. 2 – 2014

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Extracranial Head and Neck Res. 14 - 2016

ACR–STR Practice Parameter for the Performance of High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of the Lungs in Adults Res. 17 - 2015

ACR–STR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Reporting of Lung Cancer Screening Thoracic Computed Tomography (CT) Res. 4 – 2014

ACR–SCBT-MR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Thoracic Computed Tomography (CT) Res. 10 – 2013

ACR–ASNR–ASSR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Spine Res. 15 - 2016

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) Perfusion in Neuroradiologic Imaging Res. 18 – 2017

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) Bone Densitometry Res. 32 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Cervicocerebral Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) Res. 19 - 2015

ACR–NASCI–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Body Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) Res. 16 - 2016

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Computed Tomography (CT) Equipment CSC/BOC 2017

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

ACR Practice Parameter for Performing and Interpreting Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Res. 10 – 2017

ACR–SAR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Enterography Res. 9 – 2015

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Safe and Optimal Performance of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Res. 11 - 2015

ACR–NASCI–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Res. 5 - 2016

ACR–SAR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Abdomen (Excluding the Liver) Res. 2 - 2015

ACR–SAR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Liver Res. 3 - 2015

ACR–SAR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Soft-Tissue Components of the Pelvis Res. 4 - 2015

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Brain Res. 6 – 2013

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the Brain Res. 18 – 2012, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Intracranial Magnetic Resonance Perfusion Imaging Res. 19 – 2017

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Head and Neck Res. 19 – 2012

ACR–ASNR–SCBT-MR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Adult Spine Res. 15 – 2012

ACR–ASNR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Central Nervous System Res. 7 – 2013

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Res. 5 - 2015

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Bone, Joint, and Soft Tissue Infections in the Extremities Res. 4 - 2016

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Shoulder Res. 7 - 2015

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Elbow Res. 6 - 2016

ACR–SCBT-MR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Wrist Res. 6 – 2017

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Fingers and Toes Res. 5 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Hip and Pelvis for Musculoskeletal Disorders Res. 7 - 2016

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Knee Res. 6 - 2015

ACR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Ankle and Hindfoot Res. 3 - 2016

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast Res. 12 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Breast Interventional Procedures Res. 35 - 2016

ACR–ASNR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Non-Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Guided Procedures Res. 8 – 2013

ACR–NASCI–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Res. 8 - 2015

ACR–ASNR–SNIS–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Cervicocerebral Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Res. 10 - 2015

ACR–NASCI–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Quantification of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Res. 14 - 2012, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment Res. 34 – 2014

Nuclear Medicine

ACR-AAPM Practice Parameter for Reference Levels and Achievable Administered Activity for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Res. 53 – 2015

ACR–NASCI–SPR–STR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Cardiac Scintigraphy Res. 44 - 2015

ACR–ASNR Practice Parameter for Brain PET/CT Imaging Dementia Res. 17 – 2015

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Single Photon Emission CT (SPECT) Brain Perfusion and Brain Death Examinations Res. 26 - 2016

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for Performing FDG-PET/CT in Oncology Res. 25 - 2016

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Gastrointestinal Scintigraphy Res. 45 - 2015

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy Res. 49 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Scintigraphy for Inflammation and Infection Res. 31 – 2014

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Liver and Spleen Scintigraphy Res. 46 - 2015

ACR–SPR–STR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Pulmonary Scintigraphy Res. 30 – 2014

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Parathyroid Scintigraphy Res. 32 – 2014

ACR–SNM–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Radionuclide Cystography Res. 47 - 2015

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Renal Scintigraphy Res. 51– 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Skeletal Scintigraphy (Bone Scan)Res. 50 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Scintigraphy and Uptake Measurement for Benign and Malignant Thyroid Disease Res. 33 – 2014

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Tumor Scintigraphy (with Gamma Cameras) Res. 48 - 2015

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Therapy with Unsealed Radiopharmaceutical Sources Res. 49 - 2015

ACR–SPR Technical Standard for Diagnostic Procedures Using Radiopharmaceuticals Res. 27 - 2016

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Medical Nuclear Physics Performance Monitoring of Gamma Cameras Res. 42 – 2013

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Medical Nuclear Physics Performance Monitoring of PET Imaging Equipment CSC/BOC 2016

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of PET/CT Imaging Equipment Res. 45 – 2013

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of SPECT-CT Imaging Equipment Res. 35 – 2014

Ultrasonography

ACR–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for Performing and Interpreting Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations Res. 32 – 2017

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination of the Abdomen and/or Retroperitoneum Res. 29 – 2012

ACR–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Diagnostic and Screening Ultrasound of the Abdominal Aorta in Adults Res. 32 - 2015

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of a Breast Ultrasound Examination Res. 38 - 2016

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of the Ultrasound Examination for Detection and Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Res. 15 – 2013

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination of the Extracranial Cerebrovascular System Res. 28 - 2016

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examination Res. 31 – 2017

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination of the Neonatal and Infant Spine Res. 29 - 2016

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Neurosonography in Neonates and Infants Res. 22 – 2014

ACR–ACOG–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Obstetrical Ultrasound Res. 17 – 2013

ACR–ACOG–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis Res. 23 – 2014

ACR–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound Using Color and Spectral Doppler Res. 26 – 2014

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Peripheral Venous Ultrasound Examination Res. 33 - 2015

ACR–AIUM–SIR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Physiologic Evaluation of Extremity Arteries Res. 28 – 2012, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound Evaluation of the Prostate (and Surrounding Structures) Res. 34 - 2015

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Native Renal Artery Duplex Sonography Res. 14 – 2013

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Scrotal Ultrasound Examinations Res. 35 - 2015

ACR–ACOG–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Sonohysterography Res. 37 - 2015

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Res. 33 – 2017

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of a Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Examination Res. 16 – 2013

ACR–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound Vascular Mapping for Preoperative Planning of Dialysis Access Res. 30 - 2016

ACR–AIUM–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Vascular Ultrasound for Postoperative Assessment of Dialysis Access Res. 24 – 2014

ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination of Solid Organ Transplants Res. 25 – 2014

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Real Time Ultrasound Equipment CSC/BOC 2016

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