Updated ACR Appropriateness Criteria includes 2 new topics

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published its latest updated Appropriateness Criteria to help radiologists improve care across 12 topic areas.

The latest edition includes two new topics—clinically suspected vascular malformation of the extremities and gestational trophoblastic disease. Included among the 10 newly revised topics are acute pancreatitis and headache.

“These evidence-based, expert-led guidelines have long played an important role in our ability to deliver safe, appropriate and effective radiological care for patients; and with the deadline for implementing requirements under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act fast approaching, this resource is more invaluable than ever,” said Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD, chair of the ACR Committee on Appropriateness Criteria, in a prepared statement. “We encourage radiology professionals to review these updates and provide feedback and comments via our recently enhanced comment site.”

View the entire update here.