The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released four new and 23 revised documents in the 2018 Practice Parameters and Technical Standards. The four new practice parameters include:
“Each of these practice parameters and technical standards has undergone extensive review and promotes the latest in safe and effective radiology,” says Matthew Pollack, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Committee on Practice Parameters and Technical Standards. “We are pleased to have collaborated with 13 national medical specialty societies on these new documents, which will advance radiology science and improve the quality of service to our patients.”
The guidance documents take effect Oct. 1, 2018.
Additionally, the following guidance documents were approved through separate medical physics and radiation oncology processes and are effective Aug. 1:
Approved by AAPM and the Commission on Medical Physics
ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for the Performance of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of PET/CT Imaging Equipment
ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Management of the Use of Radiation in Fluoroscopic Procedures
ACR–AAPM Technical Standard for Nuclear Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Gamma Cameras
ACR–AAPM Practice Parameter on the Expert Witness in Medical Physics
Approved by ASTRO and the Commission on Radiation Oncology
ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for the Performance of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
ACR–ASTRO Practice Parameter for Radiation Oncology
For more information, visit the American College of Radiology.