Radiology-TEACHES

Embracing Appropriate Imaging and Clinical Decision Support for Value-Based Patient Care

Radiology-TEACHES uses case vignettes integrated with the ACR Select® clinical decision support (CDS) to simulate the process of ordering imaging studies. ACR Select is a digital representation of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® for diagnostic imaging.

Learners receive evidence-based feedback at the virtual point of order entry, thereby better understanding appropriate imaging utilization and empowering them to reduce waste.

Recognizing a gap in curricula on appropriateness and cost of imaging examinations, radiologists at Baylor College of Medicine partnered with the American College of Radiology and the National Decision Support Company to create Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation).

At the end of these modules, learners will be able to:

  • Formulate an approach to appropriately utilize imaging to diagnose and treat patients, including appropriate collaboration with other members of the health care team.
  • Develop a baseline knowledge of the cost of imaging examinations.
  • Construct a diagnostic workflow to select the safest imaging work-up for patients.
  • Examine the value of evidence-based feedback provided by CDS

Register to use Radiology-TEACHES

Step 1: Register your institution

Submit the Program Interest form in order for us to add your institution.

Program Interest Form


Step 2: Register your students

Once we have added your institution, you will receive an email asking you to complete the Registration & Account Creation form. You will need to upload your student roster (Excel file) as part of this process. Please allow 5–10 business days for account creation.

Medical Student Registration form

Contact us

For questions about the Radiology-TEACHES program, contact radiologyteaches@acr.org

For help with technical issues, email cortexsupport@acr.org.

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Module

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Introduction to Radiology-TEACHES Preview
Advanced appropriate imaging module Preview
COVID-19 module Preview
Choosing Wisely module Preview (26 cases)
Surgery module Preview (21 cases)
Psychiatry module  Preview (11 cases)
OB/GYN module Preview (17 cases)
Internal medicine module Preview (22 cases)
Neurology module Preview (20 cases)
Pediatric module Preview (13 cases)
Family and community module Preview (21 cases)


Video introduction to Radiology-TEACHES

Walkthrough of the Radiology-TEACHES portal

Radiology Student Assessment (STARS)

Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology Students

A collaborative effort of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), STARS provides medical schools with a national, web-based question-item database and exam-taking system to use in assessing students throughout their radiology courses.

Begin using the STARS tool

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