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New, Revised Guidance Documents Cover 35 Radiology Topics

The American College of Radiology (ACR) developed 3 new guidance documents and revised 32 others to advance the science of radiology and improve the quality of service to patients.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

ACR: Strengthening Patient-Centered Care Education

Members of the new Education Committee of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care are developing educational resources and tools to encourage radiology professionals to lead patient engagement and improve patient experience and satisfaction.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Annual Conference on Quality and Safety, Radiology

Secure Strategies to Continuously Improve Quality in Radiology Practices

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Conference on Quality and Safety helps radiology practices add value through cost-effective service quality improvement.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, AAPM, Astro, American Society For Radiation Oncology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine

ACR Works With ASTRO and AAPM to Update Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Guidance

The American College of Radiology (ACR) collaborated with professional medical societies to update guidance to promote safe and effective diagnostic and therapeutic radiology use.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Manual on Contrast Media

Get Updated Contrast Media in Imaging Manual

The American College of Radiology (ACR) revised its authoritative guide for the safe and effective use of contrast media.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Virtual Colonoscopy, Ct Colonography, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

ACR Statement: Virtual Colonoscopy Insurance Coverage Greatly Boosts Colorectal Cancer Screening

A study published July 11 in Radiology shows that insurance coverage for virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) improves colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates by almost 50 percent.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®), LI-RADS, Liver Cancer

New LI-RADS for CT and MR Imaging Available

Radiologists can improve their consistency of interpreting and reporting CT and MR imaging of liver cancer with a new version of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®).

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Radiology Leadership Institute, Radiology Leadership Institute Summit, RLI Summit, American College of Radiology (ACR)

Scholarships Awarded to Residents, Fellows to Attend RLI Summit

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The Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) awarded scholarships to 10 radiology residents and fellows to attend the 2017 RLI Summit. Attendees will learn how to combine high-quality clinical care with smart organizational and strategic skills to thrive in emerging health care delivery and payment models.

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Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, IDEAS Study, Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s Association, American College of Radiology (ACR), Amyloid Neuroimaging and Genetics Initiative (ANGI) Study , Brain Health Registry (BHR)

IDEAS Study Spurs Related Research to Impact Dementia Care

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The milestone Imaging Dementia – Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study is working with government and academic researchers to launch three add-on studies to expand the impact of the core study where more than 18,000 people with cognitive decline but an unclear diagnosis will receive an amyloid PET scan.

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Mammograms, American College of Radiology, society of breast imaging, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Mammography

Breast Cancer Special Report in NEJM Shows Why Women 40-49 Should Get Regular Mammograms

Lannin and Wang, published June 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that younger women of screening age are more likely to develop aggressive breast cancers than older women. This added risk reinforces why women should start annual mammography screening at age 40.







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