News | Radiology Business | October 12, 2023

ACR releases nine new topics and nine revised topics 

ACR releases nine new topics and nine revised topics

October 12, 2023 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released an update to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria (ACR AC), which includes 233 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with more than 1,100 clinical variants covering more than 3,000 clinical scenarios. The update includes nine new and nine revised topics. All topics include a narrative, evidence table and a literature search summary. 

“These updates to the ACR Appropriateness Criteria will assist referring physicians and other providers make the most appropriate imaging or treatment decisions for specific clinical conditions,” said Mark E. Lockhart, MD, MPH, chair of the ACR Committee on Appropriateness Criteria. 

New Topics: 

Revised Topics: 

The ACR AC was first introduced in 1993 by expert panels in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. The guidelines are developed and reviewed annually by expert panels in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. 

Spanish translations of the ACR AC are now available from Colegio Interamericano de Radiología for more than 40 topics. More Spanish versions will be posted on a rolling basis as translations progress. More information about ACR AC is available on the ACR website.


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