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What is ACR?

The American College of Radiology® (opens in a new tab) (ACR)®, headquartered in Reston, Va., is at the forefront of radiology evolution, representing more than 41,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists. The ACR empowers members to deliver exceptional patient care through advocacy, quality and safety, and innovation. The ACR creates and convenes communities of experts to serve as the voice of radiology, demonstrating value and setting standards to advance the field and practice. The ACR improves patient care through quality and safety activities, the best available technology, and ensuring a robust future for the radiological professions. Driven by its core values of leadership, integrity, visionary, excellence and transparency, the member-driven ACR develops medical imaging practice parameters and technical standards (opens in a new tab), appropriate use criteria (opens in a new tab), and accreditation programs (opens in a new tab) as part of its commitment to quality patient care. The ACR sets the standards for the profession's delivery of high-quality imaging and therapeutic care.

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This page was reviewed on March 09, 2022

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Please note is not a medical facility. Please contact your physician with specific medical questions or for a referral to a radiologist or other physician. To locate a medical imaging or radiation oncology provider in your community, you can search the ACR-accredited facilities database.

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.

Web page review process: This Web page is reviewed regularly by a physician with expertise in the medical area presented and is further reviewed by committees from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), comprising physicians with expertise in several radiologic areas.

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