What is ACR?
The American College of Radiology (ACR) ®, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a nonprofit professional society with more than 39,000 member radiologists, medical students, medical physicists and radiation oncologists. The ACR Core Purpose is to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. Members are actively engaged in economic health policy, clinical research, providing education in leadership and clinical practice, and advocating for positive healthcare reform at state and federal levels. Driven by its core values of leadership, integrity, quality and innovation, the ACR has developed medical imaging practice parameters, technical standards, appropriate use criteria, and accreditation programs that are the cornerstone of its commitment to quality patient care. The ACR sets the standards for the profession's delivery of high-quality imaging and therapeutic care. Its accreditation programs offer radiologists and other providers the opportunity for peer review of their facility's staff qualifications, imaging equipment, quality control and the resultant image quality.
This page was reviewed on January 16, 2020