Commission on Quality and Safety

The Commission on Quality and Safety provides oversight and management for all radiology quality and safety programs and initiatives of the ACR. These include Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, Appropriateness Criteria®, accreditation programs, centers of excellence, quality measurements, National Radiology Data Registry, RADPEER™ and Imaging-RADS.

Commission Goals

  • Promote quality in the practice of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics
  • Develop measures of quality for the practice of radiology
  • Develop studies to measure the impact of standards, accreditation and other ACR initiatives on the quality of patient care
  • Promote recognition and acceptance of the slogan QUALITY IS OUR IMAGE

Leadership & Staff

David B Larson, MD, MBA, FACR


Ben C Wandtke, MD, MMM

Vice Chair

Ella A Kazeroooni, MD, FACR

Vice Chair

Nicole Vega


Mythreyi Chatfield, PhD



Drew Matthew Caplin, MD, FACR Matthew S Davenport, MD, FACR Joel Garland Fletcher, MD
Shlomit A Goldberg-Stein, MD Nadja Kadom, MD, FACR Ihab R Kamel, MD, Ph.D
Stella K Kang, MD, MS Richard Sharpe, Jr., MD, MBA Margaret M Szabunio, MD, FACR
Carolyn Lee Wang, MD


National Radiology and Data Registry; Chair Ella A Kazerooni, MD, FACR
ACR Accreditation; Chair Margaret M Szabunio, MD, FACR
MR Safety; Chair Robert E Watson Jr., MD
Performance Measures; Chair Nadja Kadom, MD
Appropriateness Criteria; Chair Mark E Lockhart, MD, MPH
Quality and Safety Conference; Chair Ben C Wandtke, MD, MMM
Incidental Findings; Chair Stella Kang, MD, MS
Practice Parameters and Technical Standards; Chair Mary S Newell, MD, FACR
Manual on Contrast Media; Chair Carolyn Lee Wang, MD
RADS Steering Committee; Chair Matthew Davenport, MD, FACR
Peer Learning Committee; Chair Jennifer Broder, MD