From the ACR:
The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition. Employing these guidelines helps providers enhance quality of care and contribute to the most efficacious use of radiology.
June 2012 update: The ACR Appropriateness Criteria cover 180 topics with over 850 variants. Expert panels in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and radiation oncology develop the guidelines.
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