Patient and Family Resources

ACR members are physicians that are essential and valued providers of safe patient care. Below are resources to help you make informed decisions about your radiology exam and treatment.
While the ACR provides general information on imaging studies, such information does not constitute medical opinion or advice. The ACR does not offer medical opinion or advice, and patients or others seeking information on medical treatments should consult with their physician.

Radiology Information for Patients


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Discover answers to all your medical imaging questions at this #1 patient information website, including detailed explanations of what you will experience in various X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and procedures.

Find an ACR-Accredited Imaging Facility

Accreditation means that your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
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What Is a Radiologist?

Radiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques such as X-rays, CT and MRI.
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Facts About Medical Imaging


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