Lung Cancer Screening Improvement Collaborative

Improving Performance Together

American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Improvement CollaborativeLung cancer continues to be the biggest cancer killer in both men and women, and currently up to 90% of eligible patients do not receive screening CT.

The Lung Cancer Screening Improvement Collaborative will focus on significantly increasing lung cancer screening volumes. Providing a robust lung cancer screening program will enable participating institutions to screen more patients, resulting in earlier diagnosis and curative treatment.

Participants will form an interdisciplinary team to learn and share ways to significantly increase lung cancer screening volumes.

Leadership and Advisory Committee

Physician Leader 


Advisory Committee 

Neville Irani, MDNeville Irani, MD, founder of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Platform  
  • Ella Kazerooni, MD, FACR
  • Jan Eberth, PhD
  • Sundeep Nayak, MD
  • Angela Criswell, MA
  • Debra Dyer, MD, FACR
  • Carey Thompson, MD, MPH

  • The Lung Cancer Screening Improvement Collaborative is one of four improvement collaboratives in the ACR® Learning Network.

    First Cohort Participants

    • Duly Health and Care - Downers Grove, IL
    • Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
    • Radiology Associates Imaging - Daytona Beach, FL
    • Northeast Georgia Health System - Gainesville, GA
    • University of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, NY
    • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - Cleveland, OH

    Improvement Collaborative Participation Requirements

    Minimum requirements for participants:

    • A strong interest in improving your lung cancer screening program.
    • Supportive department leaders.
    • An improvement coach with QI experience.
    • A team of engaged front-line staff and leaders.
    • Ability to commit to a nine-month training program.

    Resources required:

    • A department that takes ownership of the lung cancer screening program.
    • A department role to coordinate care and communicate with patients.
    • Tracking and monitoring data.

    Project team members (flexible):

    • Radiologist with a thoracic imaging clinical focus
    • CT supervisor or manager
    • CT technologist
    • Patient care coordinator
    • Ordering physician/team
    • CT scheduler

    To learn more about learning collaboratives, view the FAQ.

    Timeline for First Cohort

    Application deadline
    Dec. 20, 2021

    Invitation to participate
    Jan. 29, 2022

    Deadline to commit
    Feb. 21, 2022

    Pre-program training
    Mar. 14, 2022

    First program session
    April 25, 2022

    Nov. 14, 2022