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Patient-Friendly Summaries of ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria (AC) are the largest body of evidence-based guidelines in medical imaging. For over 20 years, the AC have aided physicians and other providers with resources for appropriate utilization of medical imaging. As patients become increasingly involved in their medical care, they have begun to read and interpret the AC. A selection of patient-friendly AC summaries may be found on at Which test, procedure or treatment is best for me? These summaries are designed to be easily understood by patients and the lay public. Physicians are encouraged to use the summaries with corresponding content in discussing prescribed procedures with their patients. The complete clinical ACR Appropriateness Criteria may be found at

Patient-Friendly Animated Videos

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has created this series of Patient-Friendly Animated videos to educate patients about imaging tests. These videos contain content based on the Patient-Friendly Summaries of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, ensuring that all the information is evidence-based and written in lay language. The complete library of animated videos – including selected Spanish versions – may be found on the ACR animations YouTube channel.

Exam Requisition Printable Form

Use logos on your print or online radiology exam requisition forms. For your convenience, we've included templates for you to download and customize for your practice in various file formats. Be sure to include the logo and URL to ensure your patients have access to information about the exams or treatments you're prescribing.

Patient Safety: Radiation Dose Chart for Physicians

Dose ChartThis 8.5" x 11" PDF chart provides comparisons of effective radiation dose for various radiologic procedures with background radiation exposure (please visit the Patient Safety: Radiation Dose page for the most current data). It is intended to be used by physicians in combination with the Patient Safety: Radiation Dose page in discussing the highly complex topic of effective dose with their patients. Actual dose can vary substantially, depending on a person's size and a facility's imaging practices. In all instances, the radiologist will select the appropriate dose reduction method(s) to accomplish the lowest possible dose necessary to answer the clinical question at hand. Patients should always discuss any questions regarding radiation exposure with their physician.

RadiologyInfoTM Printable Handouts

HandoutPrintable PDF versions of the various radiology procedures are available as handouts for your patients. If you print them in advance, we recommend that you print small quantities and return to the RadiologyInfo website frequently to check for updates in the material. To ensure that you have the latest information, check that the date printed on the Handout matches the "date reviewed" on the procedure's PDF download page.

Only non-commercial reproduction and distribution of the handouts to your patients is permitted.

RadiologyInfoTM Promotional Fliers and Posters


A free 8 ½" x 11" promotional flier is available in PDF and MS Word format for your use. Download either the standard flier or use the customizable flier to add your logo or contact information.

Free 16" x 20" promotional posters are available in PDF format for your use. Download a poster to print and hang in your medical office or waiting room.

Various print fulfillment websites can print the posters. These sites are not affiliated with Printing costs are the user's responsibility. Contact for more information.

RadiologyInfoTM Promotional Business Card

Business Card A free PDF containing 3" x 2" business cards for your use. Download the customizable PDF to add your logo or contact information.

Radiological Terrorism Primer


American College of Radiology primer for radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists, "Disaster Preparedness for Radiology Professionals: Response to Radiological Terrorism"

RadiologyInfoTM Logos

Physician websites may use one of our specially designed RadiologyInfo logos when linking to We also encourage physicians and medical institutions to include the RadiologyInfo logo on their requisition forms, prescription pads and other printed materials.

To download a logo, right-click (PC) or click-and-hold (Mac) on the preferred image or download link and save the file to your local drive.

Logos for use on Web sites

The following logos are available for use on physician Web sites for the purpose of linking to RadiologyInfo. We recommend that you link directly to the RadiologyInfo home page ( and to any of the site's internal pages that might be appropriate. - For patients - para pacientes 

Logos for use with print applications


RadiologyInfoTM Videos

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Video presentations featuring a radiologist explaining a radiology topic may be downloaded for use in waiting rooms or other patient information applications.

For more information, contact Don Ferreira at

Image Wisely®

Image Wisely Image Wisely is a program that seeks to deepen understanding of adult radiation safety among physicians, radiologists and medical physicists. It is a collaborative effort of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Visit for research and educational materials that aid physicians in determining the appropriate imaging tests and how the radiation received from these exams may affect patients over time.

Image Gently®

Image Gently Image Gently is a campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the opportunities to reduce and limit radiation dose in the imaging of children among physicians, radiologists, technologists, medical physicists and parents. It is a the product of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, a coalition of now over 90 medical organizations, founded in 2008 by the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American College of Radiology (ACR), and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Visit for research and educational materials that aid physicians in determining the appropriate imaging tests and how the radiation received from these exams may affect patients over time and for clear, concise parent information, now translated in over 10 languages.

Click the links below to access Image Gently's most downloaded resources:

Visit the Image Gently Parents site for more information.