Inside Quality and Safety — June 2018

Ultrasound Accreditation Program Updates

View the latest changes to sonographer/technologist qualifications in the Ultrasound Accreditation program.
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ACR 2018: Update on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

Attendees from across the country gathered May 19–23 at the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting to gain vital education, advocate for the specialty and network with peers. The annual meeting featured leadership and practice management programming along with the activities of the ACR Council.

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ACR Now Approved to Accredit DBT Units

The FDA approved the ACR to begin to accredit all previously FDA-approved digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems beginning April 9, 2018.

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Q&A With Matthew S. Davenport, MD

In this Spotlight, we talk with Matthew S. Davenport, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Urology, Director of Body MRI, and Associate Chair for Quality at the University of Michigan, about evolving guidelines for the safe and effective use of contrast media.

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TRIAD Eases Electronic Submission of Images for Accreditation

In the fall of 2018, all sites (except for mammography facilities with screen-film units) will be required to submit accreditation images electronically via TRIAD. TRIAD overcomes the challenges of manual image submission with easy-to-use tools that reduce costs and streamline the processes.

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Clinical Decision Support Tool Includes ACR Select

ACR Select® is the digital representation of ACR appropriate use criteria (AUC) for diagnostic imaging and is based on ACR Appropriateness Criteria®(AC).

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Changes Within Our Q&S Team

The ACR extends our thanks to retiring Senior Director and Medical Physicist, Priscilla “Penny” F. Butler, MS, FACR, FAAPM, for her innumerable contributions to the College and to the field of radiology quality and safety. 

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Recognizing a Long-Time Leader in Quality and Safety

Priscilla “Penny” F. Butler, MS, FACR, FAAPM, is retiring in August 2018 after two decades of leadership in the ACR Department of Quality and Safety, most recently as a Senior Director and Medical Physicist.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

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Welcoming a New Senior Advisor for Medical Physics

Dustin Gress, MS, DABR, DABSNM, joins the ACR after serving more than six years in the Department of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he provided clinical support to interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, mammography, CT and other areas. 

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