ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria


  • American College of Radiology (ACR) is a part of Qualified Provider Led Entity (qPLE) family approved by CMS to provide appropriate use criteria (AUC) under the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria program for advanced diagnostic imaging
  • All AUC topics are updated / reviewed annually
  • The latest release of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria includes 230 clinical topics with over 1100 clinical variants
  • In 2017 update, 5 topics were revised and 3 new topics were added.
  • New Added
    • Monitoring Response to Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer
    • Penetrating Neck Injury
    • Thoracic Aorta Interventional Planning and Follow-up
  • Revised
    • Cranial Neuropathy
    • Imaging After Total Knee Arthroplasty
    • Radiologic Management of Iliac Artery Occlusive Disease
    • Renovascular Hypertension
    • Sinonasal Disease

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