American College of Radiology

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. With 34,000 members, including radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists, ACR has long initiated quality and safety efforts in medical imaging and radiation therapy. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® help doctors prescribe the best imaging exam for a patient’s condition and reduce unnecessary scans. ACR facility accreditation programs set stringent physician, equipment and personnel standards and are recognized as the Gold Standard in quality assurance. The College is a founding member of the Image Wisely and Image Gently initiatives to lower radiation dose received from medical imaging exams. ACR co-founded RadiologyInfo.org to equip patients with information on imaging scans and radiation therapy they may receive. The College’s participation in Choosing Wisely is an extension of ACR’s longstanding commitment to keep medical imaging and radiation oncology safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.