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

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

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The ACR designates these enduring material activities for a maximum of 0.25 or 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each podcast. See specific credit designations within each podcast activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These activities meet the American Board of Radiology’s (ABR) criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in these activities and successful completion of the corresponding evaluation component enables participants to earn up to 0.25 or 0.5 SA-CME credit.

Only physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

All other participants in this CME activity may receive a Certificate of Participation that documents participation in an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For the purposes of recertification, other certification boards may award equivalent Continuing Education (CE) credit when presented with a Certificate of Participation from an activity that was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACR suggests that learners check with their licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA Category 1 Credit™.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at

How to Claim CME Credit
For each podcast, you must achieve a minimum score of 80% in three attempts on the post-test to receive credit. Estimated time to complete each educational activity is 17-25 minutes.

After completing all questions, click the Submit to Complete button located at the top right of the screen to access a brief survey prior to receiving your certificate. Make sure your browser’s pop-up blocker is turned off.

Once the survey is completed, click the View/Print Certificate button to open your certificate and print and/or save it as a PDF. Return to the case review/podcast 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.

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

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.

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.

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