Lung Cancer Screening Improvement Collaborative

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 seeks to significantly increase lung cancer screening volumes.

Improvement collaborative participation provides site teams with the structure and framework to design a robust lung cancer screening program to increase screening exam volume.

Problem Statement

Lung Cancer Screening is underutilized by eligible patients, possibly leading to missed opportunities for early cancer detection, improved care management and better patient outcomes.

How the Collaborative Works

Collaborative sites will form an interdisciplinary team of four to six members who participate in the ACR® ImPower Program with shared learning, alongside a cohort of colleagues from four to six institutions, identifying ways to increase lung cancer screening volumes.

Suggested team members:

  • Radiologist with a thoracic imaging clinical focus.
  • Program navigator or coordinator.
  • CT supervisor/manager or technologist.
  • Cancer center or multidisciplinary nodule conference representative.
  • Primary care leader/champion.
  • Patient scheduler.

How to participate

Leadership and Advisory Committee

Collaborative 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

    ACR Learning Network Participating Organizations

    Cohort 1 Sites

    • 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

    Cohort 2 Sites

    • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    • Hackensack Radiology – Hoboken, Hoboken, NJ
    • Naugatuck Valley Radiology, Prospect, Southbury and Waterbury, CT
    • Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Various locations, RI
    • UMA Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC