ACR Common is a collection of common radiology terms and semantic structures that facilitate interaction with ACR products and services. ACR Common leverages existing ontologies and coding schemes such as RadLex Playbook, SNOWMED, CPT, and ICD9+, and is organized around fundamental and derived axes such as scenario, procedure, and finding.
Most importantly, ACR Common is based on the ACR’s experiences and challenges interacting with facilities to deliver and consume content (e.g. registries, guidelines) and participate in key programs (e.g., ACR Select, Accreditation).
ACR Common is not designed to replace existing ontologies. Rather, the goal is to organize access to content in a pragmatic and production-ready manner that allows members and industry partners to participate immediately in key programs.