Prostate MR Image Quality Improvement Collaborative

Improving Performance Together

American College of Radiology Prostate MR Image Quality Improvement CollaborativeMRI is increasingly used in the diagnostic pathway of prostate cancer. However, inadequate image quality in up to 40% of biparametric exams results in diagnostic errors.

Participants will learn and share ways to develop image quality metrics, standardize equipment selection, and ensure appropriate patient preparation to consistently deliver high-quality prostate MR images.

Become a participant and make a difference.

Minimum requirements for participants:

  • A strong interest in improving improving prostate MR Image quality.
  • 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:

  • Tracking and monitoring data.

Project team members (flexible):

  • Radiologist with a prostate imaging clinical focus
  • MRI supervisor or manager
  • MRI technologist
  • MRI scheduler
  • Ordering physician/team

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

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Timeline

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

Graduation
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 ACRLearningNetwork@ACR.org.

Leadership and Advisory Committee


Physician Leader 

 

Advisory Committee 

Andrei Purysko, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and faculty for the ACR Education Center Prostate MR course.
 
  • Clare Tempany, MD, FACR
  • Jeff Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSABI
  • Hung-Jui (Ray) Tan, MD, MSHPM
  • Baris Turkbey, MD
  • Rachel Harris, RT(R)(MR)

  • The Prostate MR Image Quality Improvement Collaborative is one of four improvement collaboratives in the ACR® Learning Network.

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