The American College of Radiology (ACR) has published four new topics and 15 updates for the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. The document now includes 189 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 929 clinical variants covering more than 1,680 clinical scenarios.
New topics include diagnostic examinations recommended for major blunt trauma, pancreatic cysts, pneumonia in the immunocompetent child, and suspected placenta accreta spectrum disorder. The 15 updates incorporate the most current changes in evidence-based guidelines.
Introduced in 1993, the ACR Appropriateness Criteria provides the most comprehensive evidence-based guidelines for diagnostic imaging selection and image-guided interventional procedures. All guidelines are created and updated by an expert panel of radiologists and multispecialty teams.
The ACR has also acquired the My CT Colonography Center Online Locator, a tool for patients to locate imaging facilities that offer computed tomography (CT) colonography examinations. The ACR’s goal is to expand the database from its current listing of 150 centers.
Imaging facilities offering colonoscopy screening that wish to join the database may register by clicking here.
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ACR publishes updated evidence-based guidelines and offers CTC screening locator tool. Appl Radiol.