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.

Become a participant and make a difference.

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

Learn more about the application process below. Download one-pager or view the FAQ for more information.

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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

About the Application Process

How do I apply?

Submit an application, available online, to indicate your organization’s interest in joining one or more of the improvement collaboratives. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, for the first round of improvement collaborative projects.

How will sites be selected?

Upon submitting your application, a program manager will contact you to schedule a 30-minute discussion to review participation requirements and to assess your organization’s readiness to participate in the collaborative and the associated structured learning program. The discussion may include details about your current improvement initiatives, leadership structure and organizational commitment. Sites will be selected based on an organization’s ability to commit to the program and the likelihood of project success.

Can I join more than one collaborative?

Yes. Each participant in a collaborative will require its own project team and leadership commitment. It is important to note that the improvement may require significant changes to processes that can span multiple roles and departments. To give each project and team the greatest chance of success, ensuring dedicated adequate resources and commitment is necessary.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

You can email our program team at

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.

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