May 6, 2020 — New American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines can help radiology practices, as safely as possible, resume offering mammograms, oncologic and orthopedic imaging, image-guided biopsies, and other non-urgent care previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus cases and deaths are declining in some areas. Radiology practices in those regions are resuming such care. Published online May 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), the new ACR guidance helps practices make informed decisions on when, where and how to once again offer these non-emergency services.
“Radiology practices largely followed World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ACR guidance to postpone non-urgent care. While local conditions prevent a single prescriptive strategy to resume such care, general principles can apply in most settings. These ACR recommendations can help practices safely and efficiently resume non-urgent care in areas where pandemic conditions allow,” said American College of Radiology Commission on Quality and Safety Chair Jacqueline A. Bello, M.D., FACR.
For more information: acr.org/covid19
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