Value-based Imaging Podcast Series

Educational podcasts for referring clinicians to optimize image ordering based on evidence

Funding for these podcasts was made available through a grant from the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

Value-based Imaging Podcasts

Position Yourself for Success

Position your practice for success in the transition to value-based care with brief, free podcasts that discuss strategies for image ordering and highlight how the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®supports Choosing Wisely®  recommendations. 

Features and Benefits

  • Improve ordering practices and avoid low-value imaging with evidence-based recommendations based upon the growing list of Choosing Wisely topics
  • Gain insight about how communication between radiologists and referring clinicians can improve imaging care
  • Practice using clinical decision support tools and consulting the ACR Appropriateness Criteria to make imaging care decisions

Podcast Activities by Topic

Accessing and Navigating the Activities

An ACR login is required to access the activities.

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Navigating the Podcasts

  1. Click the play button on the video to listen to the podcast.
  2. When finished, click the arrows >> to proceed to the questions page.
  3. After answering all the questions, click “Submit to Complete” at the top of the page. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.
  4. Complete the evaluation and download or print your certificate.

Checking Your Score

Click the four-line icon located on the right of the screen, then click on “Activity Summary” to view your score.

Hardware/Software Requirements

You can access these modules via a PC, Mac, or Linux computer using any of the following supported browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Apple Safari 

We support the two latest versions of each of these browsers. Upon the release of a new version, we will begin supporting the newly released version and stop supporting the oldest previously supported version.

Regardless of the browser you choose, you must enable:

  • Cookies
  • Javascript
  • MP4 video playback plug-in (e.g., Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple Quicktime)
  • Flash player (optional) 

We recommend using the latest production-level versions of these browsers. In particular, we strongly suggest using Firefox or Chrome.

Need assistance?

Click on the Support button within the activity to submit a help request or email

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe successful communication practices with radiologists/referring physicians related to ordering imaging for that topic.
  • Identify image ordering best practices for that topic.
  • Recognize how to apply evidence-based recommendations into image ordering decision-making related to that topic.

CME Information

This activity is no longer eligible for CME. Those who completed the activity prior to December 17, 2023 may return to this main podcast series page at any time using the Activities by Topic links above (you may need to log in with your ACR account again) and click on View/Print Certificate to print or save your certificate.

Clinical Decision Support Resources


Learn more about the requirement that referring providers consult appropriate use criteria prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging for Medicare patients.

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Practice Toolkit


Use the downloadable materials and resources to build awareness of radiology and to answer patient questions about medical imaging and treatment.

Practice Toolkit »