Thirteen new and five revised topics to support the most appropriate imaging or treatment decisions was released in an update released by the American College of Radiology (ACR). All topics include a narrative, evidence table and a literature search summary.
“ACR Appropriateness Criteria creates consistent behaviors for medical imaging and interventional radiology procedures for all patients,” said Mark E. Lockhart, MD, MPH, Chair of the ACR Committee on Appropriateness Criteria. “By employing these guidelines, providers enhance quality of care and contribute to the most efficacious use of radiology.”
Patient-friendly summaries, a tool to help patients understand what tests are appropriate for their situation and enhance communication from ordering physicians and radiologists, are available for numerous topics.
The 13 new topics include:
The revised topics include:
ACR Releases New and Updated Appropriateness Criteria . Appl Radiol.