Practice Parameters by Subspecialty

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.

Interventional Radiology

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for Sedation/Analgesia Res. 23 - 2015

ACR–SIR– SPR Practice Parameter on Informed Consent for Image-Guided Procedures Res. 17 - 2016

ACR–SIR–SNIS–SPR Practice Parameter for Interventional Clinical Practice and Management Res. 18 – 2014

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Reporting and Archiving of Interventional Radiology Procedures Res. 16 – 2014

ACR–AIUM–SIR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Physiologic Evaluation of Extremity Arteries Res. 17 – 2017

ACR–ASNR–SIR–SNIS Practice Parameter for the Performance of Diagnostic Cervicocerebral Catheter Angiography in Adults Res. 13 - 2016

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for Endovascular Management of the Thrombosed or Dysfunctional Dialysis Access Res. 13 – 2017

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Arteriography Revised 2017 (Resolution 14)

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement for the Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism Res. 18 - 2016

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Res. 20 - 2016

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for Specifications and Performance of Image-Guided Percutaneous Drainage/Aspiration of Abscesses and Fluid Collections (PDAFC) Res. 34 – 2013

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Image-Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsy (PNB) Res. 35 – 2013

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Angiography, Angioplasty, and Stenting for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis in Adults Res.22 - 2015

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for Radioembolization with Microsphere Brachytherapy Device (RMBD) for Treatment of Liver Malignancies Res 17 – 2014

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Creation of a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Res. 15 – 2017

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Diagnostic Infusion Venography Res. 33 – 2013

ACR–ASNR–ASSR–SIR–SNIS Practice Parameter for the Performance of Vertebral Augmentation Revised 2017 (Resolution 16)

Pediatric Radiology

ACR Diagnostic Practice Parameters contain recommendations for performing and interpreting radiology procedures on both adult and pediatric patients unless otherwise notes in the title or table of contents. The following Practice Parameters pertain specifically to performing procedures on pediatric patients.

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

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

ACR–ASSR–SPR–SSR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Spine Radiography Revised 2017 (Resolution 7)

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for Skeletal Surveys in Children Res. 10 - 2016

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

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

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

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 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–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Pediatric Fluoroscopic Contrast Enema Examinations Res. 9 - 2016

ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Pediatric Contrast Examinations of the Small Bowel Res. 27 – 2013

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

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

ACR–SIR–SNIS–SPR Practice Parameter for Interventional Clinical Practice and Management Res. 18 – 2014

ACR–SIR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Reporting and Archiving of Interventional Radiology Procedures Res. 16 – 2014

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

Radiation Oncology: General

Radiation Oncology: Radiation Therapy

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

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for Radiation Oncology (CSC/BOC) 2018

ACR Practice Parameter for 3D External Beam Radiation Planning and Conformal Therapy Res. 39 - 2016

ACR–ABS Practice Parameter for the Performance of Radionuclide-Based High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Revised 2015 (CSC/BOC)

ACR–ABS Practice Parameter for the Performance of Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Revised 2015 (CSC/BOC)

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) (CSC/BOC) 2014

ACR Practice Parameter for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Res. 40 - 2016

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for the Performance of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy (CSC/BOC) 2018

ACR–ABS Practice Parameter for Transperineal Permanent Brachytherapy of Prostate Cancer Revised 2015 (CSC/BOC)

ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Brain Stereotactic Radiosurgery Res. 41 - 2016

ACR–SIR Practice Parameter for Radioembolization with Microsphere Brachytherapy Device (RMBD) for Treatment of Liver Malignancies Res. 17 – 2014

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for the Performance of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy CSC/BOC) 2014

ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for the Performance of Total Body Irradiation (CSC/BOC) 2017

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

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for the Performance of Radiation Oncology Physics for External Beam Therapy Res. 52 - 2015

ACR Technical Standard for Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) Res. 36 – 2014

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for the Performance of Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Physics Res. 51 - 2015

ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for the Performance of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Physics Res. 50 - 2015

ACR–ABS Practice Parameter for Electronically-generated, Low-energy radiation Sources (ELS) CSC/BOC 2016

Medical Physics

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

ACR Practice Parameter for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Revised 2017 (Resolution 11)*

ACR–AAPM Practice Parameter on the Expert Witness in Medical Physics Res. 43 – 2013

ACR–AAPM–SIIM Practice Parameter for Electronic Medical Information Privacy and Security Res. 37 – 2014

ACR–AAPM Practice Parameter for Diagnostic Reference Levels and Achievable Doses in Medical X-Ray Imaging Res. 47 – 2013, Amended 2014 (Res. 39)

ACR–AAPM–SIIM Practice Parameter for Determinants of Image Quality in Digital Mammography Revised 2017 (Resolution 42)

ACR–AAPM–SIIM Practice Parameter for Digital Radiography Revised 2017 (Resolution 40)

ACR–SNM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Procedures Using Radiopharmaceuticals Revised 2016 (Resolution 27)

ACR-AAPM Technical Standard for the Performance of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Res. 46 – 2013

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 Medical Nuclear Physics Performance Monitoring of PET Imaging Equipment CSC/BOC 2016

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