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Mar 02, 2016, 15:16 ET Minority, Patient and Provider Groups Call on Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

 The National Medical Association has joined colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and the American College of Radiology (ACR) in calling on...


Mar 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Patient Enrollment Opens For Largest Brain Amyloid Scanning Research Study

 Participating dementia specialists may now enroll patients to participate in the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning...


Nov 11, 2015, 12:48 ET Patient and Provider Groups Call on Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

 Medicare coverage for virtual colonoscopy (known as CT colonography) can lower costs, increase colorectal cancer screening rates and save...


Oct 28, 2015, 11:15 ET Registration Now Open For Dementia Specialists And PET Imaging Centers To Participate In Research Study Of Brain Amyloid Scanning

 Dementia specialists and PET imaging providers can now register to participate in the Imaging Dementia – Evidence for Amyloid Scanning...


Oct 20, 2015, 13:21 ET ACR and SBI Continue to Recommend Regular Mammography Starting at Age 40

 As our shared goal is to save the most lives possible from breast cancer, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast...


May 13, 2015, 11:22 ET Free Online Portal Helps Minnesota Providers Improve Medical Imaging Care and Reduce Costs

Minnesota health care providers can now access a free online tool to help ensure patients get the right imaging exam for their condition, reduce...


Apr 20, 2015, 19:40 ET ACR and SBI: Draft USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Would Cost Thousands of Lives and Could Eliminate Mammography Insurance Coverage for Millions of Women

 Adoption of draft United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations would result in thousands of...


Feb 05, 2015, 18:03 ET Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage A Victory for Patients

Medicare's final decision to cover  computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening gives seniors at high-risk for the disease access to care...


Nov 10, 2014, 17:47 ET ACR: Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Coverage A Lifesaver for Seniors

 New Medicare computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening coverage provides high-risk seniors with access to care that can save more lives...


Nov 03, 2014, 10:54 ET Medicare CT Screening Coverage Can Make This the Most Effective Lung Cancer Awareness Month Ever

Lung Cancer Awareness Month this year is different and may be the most significant in history. By Nov. 10, Medicare must rule on coverage for...


Sep 29, 2014, 15:56 ET Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of...


Apr 16, 2014, 17:48 ET ACR: NEJM Article on Ending Breast Cancer Screening Programs Incomplete and Should Concern American Women

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements by Andorno and Jüni, in their recent article...


Mar 13, 2014, 10:39 ET Leading Medical Organizations and Patient Advocacy Group Call on CMS to Provide Full Medicare Coverage for CT Lung Cancer Screening

In a joint response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Coverage and Analysis Group, the Lung Cancer Alliance, The...


Jan 18, 2014, 15:56 ET ACR Names William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., CEO

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., FACR, chief executive officer (CEO),...


Dec 30, 2013, 17:44 ET ACR Development of Standards and Infrastructure Underway to Support USPSTF Recommended CT Lung Cancer Screening Programs

The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation (Grade B) for ...


Dec 02, 2013, 12:15 ET ACR: Breast Imaging Cuts in Medicare Final Rule May Delay Diagnosis and Treatment and Increase Patient Anxiety

Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies, and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule, may...


Nov 06, 2013, 16:39 ET International Day of Radiology 2013 Recognizes Lung Imaging and Countless Innovations in Radiology Research

On Friday, Nov. 8, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will join more than 100 medical...


Oct 01, 2013, 08:30 ET New PSA Campaign Helps Clear Confusion on When, Where and How Often Women Should Get Mammograms

Mammography Saves Lives™ website helps women find an accredited mammography center near them To clear confusion, reduce unnecessary...


Jul 29, 2013, 17:49 ET ACR Statement on USPSTF Draft Recommendation for CT Lung Cancer Screening: Standards and Infrastructure Needed to Support Widespread Screening Program

RESTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services...


May 07, 2013, 10:00 ET New Jersey, Maine Hospitals Recognized as American College of Radiology's First Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) recognized medical facilities in New Jersey and...


Mar 11, 2013, 15:16 ET Colon Cancer Patient Advocates and Physicians Urge Congress to Pass Bill Requiring Medicare Coverage of Virtual Colonoscopy

 As Americans celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March), the Colon Cancer Alliance, COLONTOWN — a survivor/patient...


Nov 20, 2012, 10:16 ET Image Wisely®, SNMMI, SNMMI Techs and ASNC Team to Promote Use of Lower Radiopharmaceutical Doses in Nuclear Medicine Exams

Individuals, Facilities and Societies Can Now Pledge to "Image Wisely" The following is being released by The American College of...


Jul 11, 2012, 10:06 ET ACR Chooses NDSC to Deliver ACR Select, a Comprehensive EHR-Enabled Medical Imaging Clinical Decision Support Platform

Integration-ready, web services platform provides next-generation ACR Appropriateness Criteria® to ensure safe, effective, and appropriate use...


Mar 20, 2012, 10:07 ET Imaging Contract-Research Pioneer, Donald P. Rosen, MD, Named CEO of ACR Image Metrix™

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named medical imaging contract-research pioneer and distinguished physician, Donald P. Rosen, MD,...


Feb 23, 2012, 16:10 ET CT Colonography Shown to be Comparable to Standard Colonoscopy for People Ages 65 and Over

Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is comparable to standard colonoscopy in its ability to...