In our commitment to advocate for the highest-quality imaging standards, an important update has been made to phantom criteria and testing for ACR® Nuclear Medicine- and PET-accredited sites. These accreditation changes take effect Jan. 1, 2024.
ACR PET Accreditation Change
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the mean background criteria for PET phantoms will be changing to 0.90-1.10 for SUV measurements.
Please refer to the Phantom Criteria (Revised 6-21-23) article for details.
ACR Nuclear Medicine (NM) Accreditation Change
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the definition of a small rectangular field camera for NM phantoms will be changing to smallest dimension < 32 cm (currently it states: longest dimension < 32 cm).
Please refer to the Phantom Testing: Nuclear Medicine (Revised 6-21-23) article for details.
Review the requirements carefully before submitting testing items for accreditation review. Requirements are subject to change at any time. Check ACR requirements frequently for updates.
If you have questions, please submit a support ticket. Select "Accreditation" for Support Team and "Ultrasound/NM/PET Technical" for category.