The ACR Dose Index Registry (DIR) is one of eight registries that comprise the National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR). The DIR enables facilities to compare their dose indices data against regional and national values and to delve into details about scanner and device performance within and across facilities to ensure safe and high-quality exam performance for optimal patient care.
Published summary reports and real-time online reports let participants view aggregate performance data, pinpoint outlier exams, and identify performance patterns for further investigation. DIR performance reports facilitate implementation of quality improvement efforts and the database is used to explore a variety of topics for presentations and publications to advance the science and practice of radiology.
The DIR offers quality measures to help fulfill Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements. Participation also meets Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the Joint Commission’s dose benchmark requirement.
- Hear from William F. Sensakovic, PhD, chair of the DIR and chair of the division of medical physics and associate professor at Mayo Clinic (Arizona), about the value of DIR participation. Read the article.
- Read the articles about the new DIR Fluoroscopy and DIR Digital Radiography modules.