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Nov 02, 2016, 09:30 ET Physician Groups Join Forces to Improve Use of Head CT Scans in Children

The Image Gently Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), AANS/CNS Joint Section on...


Nov 01, 2016, 09:30 ET International Celebration Spotlights Breast Imaging Advances

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, more than 140 medical societies worldwide will mark the International Day of Radiology (IDoR), celebrating the thousands of...


Oct 03, 2016, 10:46 ET Patients and Providers: Women at Risk of Losing Mammography Insurance Coverage

If Congress does not act, millions of women may lose insurance coverage for annual mammograms. Patient groups, minority health care advocates and...


Sep 06, 2016, 13:41 ET Patient and Provider Groups Urge Medicare Not to Undercut Lung Cancer Screening

 More than 80 patient advocacy groups, medical associations and health care systems are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...


Aug 15, 2016, 10:05 ET Patient and Physician Groups Call on Medicare to Cover Virtual Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer patient advocacy groups, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and associated medical associations call on the Centers for...


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...


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...


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,...


Aug 16, 2011, 09:48 ET ACR Creates the Radiology Leadership Institute

A new standard for professional development For the first time, the field of radiology will have its own professional development and leadership...


Mar 18, 2011, 15:52 ET Biomarker-Driven Science at the Heart of New ACRIN-ECOG Structure

The American College of Radiology's Imaging Network (ACRIN) and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), National Cancer Institute (NCI)...


Feb 24, 2011, 12:00 ET ACR Representatives Present Strategies to Reduce Radiation Dose, Unnecessary Imaging at NIH Radiation Dose Summit

Representatives from the American College of Radiology outlined strategies for transforming computed tomography (CT) technology and its use to...