ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

April 26, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology has added 13 new topics and revised five others in a new update to its Appropriateness Criteria.

The new topics include the following:

  • Anorectal disease
  • Cerebrovascular diseases -- Aneurysm, vascular malformation, and subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Chronic cough
  • Diffuse lung disease
  • Epigastric pain
  • Noncerebral vasculitis
  • Nontraumatic chest wall pain
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Staging and follow-up of primary vaginal cancer
  • Supplemental breast cancer screening based on breast density
  • Suspected retroperitoneal bleed
  • Suspected spine infection
  • Transgender breast cancer screening

The revised topics include the following:

  • Adrenal mass evaluation
  • Inflammatory back pain: Known or suspected axial spondyloarthropathy
  • Low back pain
  • Plexopathy
  • Suspected acute aortic syndrome

All Appropriateness Criteria can be accessed on the ACR's website.


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