Each group is assigned a number by the ACR, such as group ID 202. The group then assigns each physician a number (known only to the group) such as physician 102. The ACR does not know the individual physicians’ identifiers and the group number is known only to the ACR.
Each participant is assigned an initial password that must be changed at time of first login.
RADPEER reports are privileged and confidential peer review information. Release or disclosure is prohibited in accordance with Code of Virginia 8.01-581.17.
The RADPEER process is conducted during routine interpretation of images. If there are prior images of the same area of interest when a new study is being interpreted, the report of the previous study will be reviewed and its accuracy will be scored by the reviewer using a standardized rating scale.
1 = Concur with Interpretation
2 = Discrepancy in Interpretation/not ordinarily expected to be made (understandable miss)
3 = Discrepancy in Interpretation/should be made most of time
When assigning a scores of 2 or 3, you will have the option of choosing one of the following:
a. unlikely to be clinically significant
b. likely to be clinically significant
Breast imaging facilities are welcome to participate in RADPEER but it is not mandatory. Peer review requirements apply to CT, MR, nuclear medicine, PET, ultrasound and breast ultrasound. Mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, breast MRI, and radiation oncology are not included.Because we do not collect any protected health information (PHI), patient confidentiality is not an issue.