“RadiologyInfo.org tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. The website contains over 230 procedure, exam and disease descriptions covering diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and radiation safety and is updated frequently with new information. All material on the RadiologyInfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations.” – RadiologyInfo.org
» Choosing Wisely
“The Choosing Wisely lists were created by national medical specialty societies and represent specific, evidence-based recommendations clinicians and patients should discuss. Each list provides information on when tests and procedures may be appropriate, as well as the methodology used in its creation.” – ChoosingWisely.org
» Image Gently
“The (Image Gently Campaign and the Image Gently Alliance) goal is to change practice by raising awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose in the imaging of children.” - ImageGently.org
» Mammography Saves Lives
“Annual mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 — even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer.” – MammographySavesLives.org
» Appropriateness Criteria Patient-Friendly Summaries
“The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), in collaboration with the ACR, has launched Patient Summaries as a new publication category, representing an important, new initiative to have patients (laypersons) summarize AC recommendations for patients.” - JACR.org
» American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification
The Radiologists of Advanced Radiology are Board Certified and participate in the Maintenance of Certification program which actively demonstrates our support for continuous quality improvement, professional development, and quality patient care.
» Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Quality Programs
The Radiologists of Advanced Radiology actively participate in the CMS quality reporting programs.
» Professional Organizations and Societies
American College of Radiology
» Breast Imaging Resources
» Adult Patient Radiology Safety Resources — Image Wisely
» Pediatric Radiology Safety Resources — Image Gently
» Patient-Friendly Resources
- Appropriateness Criteria Patient-Friendly Summaries : Summaries of ACR Appropriateness Criteria written by patients (laypersons) for patients, which are intended to help patients understand what tests are appropriate for their situation.
- Choosing Wisely Patient Resources : Patient resources based on specialty society recommendations on when to order imaging. Search by topic for patient information that can be downloaded as PDF handouts. Choosing Wisely® is an initiative that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.