Don’t wait until the ACR Annual Meeting to make your voice heard. Any substantive changes presented at the annual meeting can sideline the document approval process and delay implementation of much-need updates for an entire year.
Draft ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards are grouped into one of four field review cycles; each field review lasts three weeks.
The parameters and standards are posted on the ACR website where ACR members are invited to review and comment on them. Reminders are emailed before each cycle to all members on appropriate committees and commissions.
At the end of each field review cycle, the comments are submitted to each appropriate CSC subcommittee chair who meets by conference call with volunteer members to discuss the comments and revise the draft parameters and/or standards as needed. Any applicable collaborating society also reviews and approves them before ACR finalizes them at the annual meeting.
Your feedback on the 2017 practice parameters and technical standards not only helps improve radiology, but supports the ACR core values of leadership, integrity, quality and innovation.