News | Clinical Decision Support | October 11, 2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios

Latest release features five new and seven revised topics, bringing total to 1,570 clinical scenarios

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios

October 11, 2017 — Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria. The latest edition covers 178 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 890 clinical variants. Diagnostic imaging topics now cover 1,570 clinical scenarios. 

This update from the American College of Radiology (ACR) includes five new and seven revised topics. Each topic has a narrative, an evidence table and a literature search summary. 

“These evidence-based guidelines define practice principles to ensure high-quality outcomes and patient safety,” said Frank J. Rybicki, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Committee on Appropriateness Criteria. “Using them encourages the proper choice of radiologic procedures to reduce both practice variation and performance of unwarranted procedures,” he added.

New topics are: 

Recently revised topics include:

ACR Appropriateness Criteria also address 61 radiation oncology topics — thus covering 235 unique topics. The guidelines are specified appropriate use criteria (AUC) under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) legislation. They are developed by expert panels of radiologists and other doctors from relevant medical specialties. The ACR is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a qualified Provider-Led Entity. Medical providers may consult the ACR Appropriateness Criteria to fulfill PAMA requirements that they consult AUC prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging for Medicare patients.

Read the article "Clinical Decision Support Driving Small Reduction in Inappropriate Imaging Studies."

For more information: www.acr.org

Related Content

Toshiba Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition MRI Features New Advanced Gradient

MRI of the brain performed on the Galan 3T utilizing the 32-channel Head SPEEDER Coil

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 11, 2017
Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, demonstrated the Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition with the all-new Saturn X...
Toshiba Launches Vantage Elan Zen Edition MR for Enhanced Patient Comfort
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 05, 2017
Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduced its newest magnetic resonance (MR) system, the Vantage Elan/Zen...
Siemens Healthineers debuted GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application that drastically shortens the time required to perform comprehensive diagnostic exams of the knee.

Siemens Healthineers debuted GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application that drastically shortens the time required to perform comprehensive diagnostic exams of the knee from 20 minutes down to 10 minutes.

Feature | December 05, 2017
Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website from t
News | Cardiac PACS | November 22, 2017
Lumedx Corp. will present the latest in cardiovascular (CV) imaging, data management and next-generation analytics...
RSNA 2017 technology review of key radiology technology updates.
Feature | RSNA 2017 | November 20, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Here is an aggregation of ITN content for all major radiology technology areas this past year.
HealthMyne Highlights Value of Quantitative Data in Oncology Reads at RSNA 2017
News | Clinical Decision Support | November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017 — At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, HealthMyne will demonstrate
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Feature | 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
Three-dimensional (3-D) printed anatomic models created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance
Sponsored Content | Videos | 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses
Keith Dreyer, DO, said artificial intelligence is one of the most important developments to watch in radiology at the opening session of RSNA 2016.

Keith Dreyer, DO,  said artificial intelligence is one of the most important developments to watch in radiology at the opening session of RSNA 2016.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | November 17, 2017
November 16, 2017 — The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute (DSI) will provide the framework, strate
Carestream Begins Shipping MyVue Center Self-Service Kiosk in Select Countries
News | PACS Accessories | November 16, 2017
Carestream Health began shipping its MyVue Center Self-Service Kiosk that can enhance patients’ ability to access and...
Overlay Init