Champions of Imaging 3.0 Contest

The new American College of Radiology (ACR®) Champions of Imaging 3.0 contest allows practices to highlight their use of Imaging 3.0 case studies to spark homegrown innovations or import innovations into their facilities.

Since the series began in 2013, nearly 150 Imaging 3.0 case studies have been published. Each includes steps that all clinicians can follow to implement similar initiatives at their institutions.

The goal of the competition is to help:

  • improve patient outcomes or experience
  • manage public health
  • Increase the value and role of radiology in integrated care teams

Nomination forms are available now and will be accepted through March 31, 2020. Winners will be recognized at the Quality and Safety Conference in October 2020.

How It Works


This first round of the competition (2019–2020) will focus on Clinical Decision Support and Appropriate Use Criteria. It will showcase radiology practices that implement CDS and enable referring clinicians to use CDS to consult AUC prior to ordering advanced imaging. Other topics will be covered in subsequent years.

Competitors can submit a nomination to be recognized for their emulation by submitting a description of your practice replicated, modified or improved upon concepts in a published Imaging 3.0 case study (or studies).

The competition will be judged through popular voting via social media.

Imaging 3.0



Imaging 3.0 is a change process led by the ACR to ensure radiologists' key role in evolving health care delivery and payment models—and quality patient care.

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