News | October 07, 2009

Latest ACR Appropriateness Criteria Accessible on iPhone, BlackBerry

October 7, 2009 - The ACR has just released the latest version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria — evidence-based guidelines to help physicians and other providers make the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a given clinical condition - which will soon be accessible on iPhones, BlackBerrys, Palms, PDAs, smart phones, or similar handheld electronic devices.

More than 60 topics have been updated in the past year. This latest release includes over 160 topics with more than 800 variants addressing:

* Breast imaging
* Cardiac imaging
* Gastrointestinal imaging
* Musculoskeletal imaging
* Neurologic imaging
* Pediatric imaging
* Thoracic imaging
* Urologic imaging
* Vascular imaging
* Women’s imaging
* Interventional radiology
* Radiation oncology

This new release also includes updated Relative Radiation Level (RRL) information for the imaging exams. All RRL assignments are based on reviews of the current literature and the experience of medical physicists and radiologists.

To access the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: http://www.acr.org/ac

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