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What is ACR?

The American College of Radiology (ACR)®, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a nonprofit professional society with more than 38,000 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 socioeconomic health policy, research, providing advanced leadership and clinical education, 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 established an array of well-respected medical imaging practice parameters, technical standards, advanced education and accreditation programs that are the cornerstone of its commitment to quality patient care. The ACR standards define principles for the delivery of high-quality imaging and therapeutic care. The 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.

For further information, visit the ACR websites at, Mammography Saves Lives, and

This page was reviewed on December 04, 2018

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This website does not provide cost information. The costs for specific medical imaging tests, treatments and procedures may vary by geographic region. Discuss the fees associated with your prescribed procedure with your doctor, the medical facility staff and/or your insurance provider to get a better understanding of the possible charges you will incur.

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