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

For help with technical issues, email

Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Student and Resident Authoring Opportunity

We are looking for student and resident authors to create content for the Radiology-TEACHES program.

Authoring Registration Form 

Radiology-TEACHES Mentoring Group

Are you interested in mentoring? The Radiology-TEACHES program is looking for volunteers to mentor medical students in case creation.

We will provide training materials on case creation for Radiology-TEACHES and will match you with medical students interested in your subspecialty when possible. Approved cases will be published to the Radiology-TEACHES program allowing you and your mentee publishing credit.

The time commitment will depend upon how many mentees and the number of cases you feel you can manage but anticipate 4 hrs per month.

Mentoring Volunteer Form 

Preview the curriculum

Module preview requires login. If you do not have an ACR account, please create a free account.

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Introduction to Radiology-TEACHES 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-TEACHES will expose students to the various imaging studies and help them learn which ones are safe and cost-effective based on a patient’s clinical condition. This evidence-based information is vital for them to experience prior to becoming trainees.”
  – Andrew C. Caruso, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of Baylor’s internal medicine clerkship

“When you see the modules, they are so clear and so well presented. I found myself fascinated about learning this stuff. It’s mesmerizing. And it’s completely free!”
  – Alfred Sadler, MD, associate medical director at CSUMB 

“The students raved about their growing confidence with diagnostic tests. I cannot thank you enough for offering this as a free resource to healthcare professionals, which includes nurse practitioners!”
  – Ashley Scott, MSN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director, Henry Predolin School of Nursing, Edgewood College

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

Resources for Medical Student Educators

Access ACR resources designed to help you mentor the future generation of radiologists.

Learn more