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James Brink, MD, head of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has reached the halfway point of his two-year term as chair of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Board of Chancellors. To reflect on his time in the position thus far, Brink penned a “midterm update” for the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 
ACR updates LI-RADS to improve communication, overall quality of care

The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced Thursday that it has updated its standards for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound exams. These new changes to the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) were made to “improve communication with referring clinicians” and advance the overall quality of care being provided to patients.

ACR: Anthem’s new outpatient imaging policy is ‘arbitrary,’ ‘unwise’

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has issued an official statement about Anthem’s new Imaging Clinical Site of Care program, calling it “arbitrary and unwise.”

 - James A. Brink, MD, FACR
Looking back: 3 key takeaways from ACR chair’s ‘midterm update’

James Brink, MD, head of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has reached the halfway point of his two-year term as chair of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Board of Chancellors. To reflect on his time in the position thus far, Brink penned a “midterm update” for the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Healthcare groups push for extension of mandate that guarantees coverage of annual mammograms

Multiple patient advocacy groups and healthcare organizations, including the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), are asking Congress to extend a federal mandate that requires insurance companies to fully insure annual mammograms for women 40 years old and older. 

Updates announced for ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced this week that it has released numerous updates to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria guidelines.