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
  • Prepare for the impending Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requirements by using clinical decision support tools and consulting the ACR Appropriateness Criteria

Choosing Wisely® Imaging Case Review


Announcement: Choosing Wisely® Imaging Case Reviews have been sunset as of October 1, 2021. You can no longer access the activities or claim CME credit. If you completed the activity prior to October 1, 2021 and are having issues accessing your credit, please contact productsupport@acr.org.

If interested in more of this type of content, check out our Radiology-TEACHES cases. Radiology-TEACHES uses case vignettes integrated with the ACR Select clinical decision support to simulate the process of ordering imaging studies.

Podcast Activities by Topic (CME expired for these activities May 31, 2021)


Accessing and Navigating 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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand successful communication practices with radiologists/referring physicians related to ordering imaging;
  • Demonstrate understanding of image ordering best practices; and
  • Apply evidence-based recommendations into image ordering decision-making.

CME Information

**Please note CME credit has expired for the Value-Based Imaging Podcast as of May 31, 2021. The podcasts will remain available but CME can no longer be claimed.**

ACR Disclosure Policy/Conflict of Interest

In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

The following planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose:

Nancy Fredericks
Lisa Gunderman
Alexis LaCount
Boyan Petrovic, MD

The following faculty members have no financial relationships to disclose:

Marcia Javitt, MD
Amnon Amit, MD
Robert Shih, MD
Matthew Denny, MD
Carole Dennie, MD, FRCPC
Philip Wells, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Jason Hom, MD
Maura Ryan, MD
Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH
Laura Hayes, MD
Bryan Philbrook, MD
Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH
Angela Bader, MD, MPH
Steven Eberhardt, MD
Thomas M. Schroeder, MD
Marta E. Heilbrun, MD, MS
Troy Madsen, MD
Prasad Shankar, MD
Rebecca S. Cornelius, MD, FACR
Robert Ellis, MD, FAAFP
Amanda Corey, MD, FACR
Mia Minen, MD, MPH
Sean Necessary, MD

Need assistance?

Click on the Support button within the activity to submit a help request or email cortexsupport@acr.org.

Clinical Decision Support Resources

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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

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

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