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ACR Appropriateness Criteria App - Download it now!

 

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Anytime, Anywhere™ application provides physicians with instant point-of-care access to evidence-based clinical guidance for imaging decisions. Developed in collaboration with Skyscape, the worldwide leader in mobile medical information, this application is an authoritative alternative to…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 7, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

ACR NRDR - National Radiology Data Registry

What is the NRDR by the ACR?



The National Radiology Data Registry is a data warehouse for the registries listed below. The primary purpose of NRDR is to aid facilities with their quality improvement programs and efforts to improve patient care by comparing facility data to that of their region and the nation. A practice or facility may choose to participate in any or all registries as appropriate for their practice. When a facility joins more than one registry, the warehouse allows… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 22, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

ACR News: PECOS Enrollment Deadline for Referring Physicians Clarified

(ACR) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an open door forum to clarify the May 5, 2010, federal register notice announcement that the referring or ordering physician is required to establish an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

ACR Contrast Manual Version 7 now available!

The ACR has just announced the publication of the latest version of the ACR Contrast Manual now on its seventh iteration! It is now no longer a PDF document and is a web-only resource to allow for constant updates. Please visit the following website to read more about contrast reactions and the latest guidelines issued by the American College of Radiology regarding all procedures and guidelines pertaining to contrast administration/safety.…


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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 20, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

ACR AMCLC Presentations Continue

The American College of Radiology announced in an "AMCLC Daily Wrap Up" that "Daniel Picus, MD, FACR, RCC, chair of the ACR Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (C&N), reported a busy year for C&N with 42 new codes, 30 deletions, and 25 revisions related to radiology that are expected to go into effect January 2011." But, "while new codes are, on the whole, positive for radiology, the development of new codes doesn't come without risk." Meanwhile, "managed care payers, said Mark O.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 20, 2010 at 8:55am — No Comments

ACR Launches Breast MRI Accreditation Program

April 9, 2010 - Reston, VA ─ On May 10, 2010 the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch its Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accreditation Program (BMRAP). The program was developed by the ACR Committee on Breast MRI Accreditation. Like other ACR accreditation programs, BMRAP enables facilities to improve and maintain the quality of their breast MRI services through a peer-review assessment of their processes,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 9, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

ACR Safety Committee and Adult Radiation Protection Chairs to Speak at FDA Public Meeting on Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Washington, DC E. Stephen Amis, MD, FACR, co-chair of the ACR/RSNA Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection and past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, and Richard L. Morin, PhD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Safety Committee, will represent the ACR… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 29, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

ACR Strongly Opposes Imaging Cuts in Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act

Washington, DC -- The ACR strongly opposes medical imaging cuts contained in The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) which will shift necessary imaging care to large hospitals, increase the cost to Medicare of appropriate imaging, produce longer commutes and wait times for patients to receive care, and cause potentially life threatening… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 19, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

ACR Launches Online Nuclear Medicine and PET Accreditation Programs

Reston, VA ─ The American College of Radiology has launched an online nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) accreditation application program that streamlines the process and significantly reduces the time it takes for nuclear medicine and PET facilities to become accredited. The ACR nuclear medicine and PET accreditation programs are the latest modalities to allow providers to apply online via the new “ACRedit” system enabling facilities to more quickly and efficiently move… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

ACR Sends Letter to President Urging Medicare Coverage of CT Colonography

March 2, 2010



The Honorable Barack H. Obama

President of the United States The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, DC 20500



Dear President Obama,

On behalf of the 37,000 diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists represented by the American College of Radiology, we would like to congratulate you on your recent physical exam and your “clean bill of… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ACR, SBI Statement on Annals of Internal Medicine Poll Regarding Flawed USPSTF Mammography Recommendations

A poll of readers conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) mammography recommendations suggests the dangerous effects that these recommendations hold for American women. Of the doctors who responded, 67 percent said they would stop routinely advising women in their 40s to get annual mammograms and 62 percent would advise women 50 to 74 to get a mammogram every other year rather than annually. In addition, 41 percent will stop… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 22, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

ACR to Co-Sponsor CT Dose Summit on Scan Parameter Optimization

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY) -- ACR to Co-Sponsor CT Dose Summit on Scan Parameter Optimization



The ACR, along with several other organizations, is helping to fund a CT Dose Summit on Scan Parameter Optimization April 29- 30, 2010, in Atlanta, GA. The summit, organized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, will demonstrate how scan acquisition and image reconstruction parameters should be selected and managed to improve image quality and reduce radiation… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ACR Statement on FDA Radiation Reduction Program

ACR Statement on FDA Radiation Reduction Program



The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports and is actively pursuing the goals of reducing any unnecessary radiation exposure that patients might receive from medical imaging exams and ensuring that patients receive appropriate imaging care. The ACR thanks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for recognizing the need for such efforts and supporting efforts to make sure that these issues are properly… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 11, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

ACR Foundation Launches Haiti Radiology Relief Fund

Reston, VA — In response to the vast medical needs and human suffering resulting from the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, the ACR Foundation has launched the Haiti Radiology Relief Fund. The Fund will help supply health care facilities in Haiti with necessary radiological support – including radiology equipment, supplies, materials as well as physician and medical physicist volunteers (1).



“We urge all of those in the radiology community to give what they can to help… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RSNA 2009: Don't Miss the ACR Booth at RSNA 2009

(CHICAGO) -- ACR / RSNA 2009 Announcement



Stay Ahead of the Learning Curve



Visit the ACR booth #6403A at RSNA 2009 in Chicago to speak with the ACR staff and preview the latest education products essential to your profession. Here’s what you can expect to discover at the ACR booth, Nov. 29–Dec. 3, 2009:



Get more than 100 pages of the newest, relevant casework from outstanding chest radiology experts with the latest release from the Continuous Professional…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

ACR Responds to HHS Secretary Statement Regarding USPSTF Mammography Recommendations

(RESTON, VA) -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is pleased to see that Secretary Sebelius has reaffirmed that mammography is a vital and lifesaving tool in the battle against breast cancer. We strongly urge women and providers to continue to adhere to the current American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology policies regarding mammographic screening. Additionally, as the Task Force is referenced in health care reform legislation as a significant factor in determining which… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 19, 2009 at 8:03pm — No Comments

ARRS Figley Fellowship Applications now being accepted...

Call for Figley Fellowship Applications



The deadline for Figley Fellowship applications is October 16. ARRS offers one-month annual fellowships in radiology journalism designed to improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, training manuscript reviewers and future editors, and providing core teachers of medical journalism in radiology departments around the country.



The fellowship curriculum includes the fundamentals of… Continue

Added by Member Services on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

ACR Legislative ACTION ALERT: Please Call Your Senator to Support Reduced Utilization Rate Increase

Chairman Max Baucus of the Senate Finance Committee released his recommendations for health care reform recently and included several provisions that could have a direct impact on diagnostic imaging technical component (TC) reimbursement. Whereas proposals in the House of Representatives and the Administration have all increased the equipment utilization formula from the current 50% to 90% for CT, MR, PET and nuclear medicine equipment, Chairman Baucus has agreed with the protestations from the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 22, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

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