The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) responded to the list of medical procedures evaluated by Choosing Wisely, noting that the corresponding report emphasizes the importance of physician-developed appropriateness criteria.

“The Choosing Wisely assessment speaks to the importance of administering tests when medically appropriate,” said Tim Trysla, executive director of AMIC. “In using physician-developed appropriateness criteria, physicians are empowered to make individualized treatment decisions based on patients’ specific needs, thereby empowering both the doctor and the patient to determine a suitable treatment plan.”