What is ACR Accreditation? (Revised 12-12-19)
Modified on: Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 4:51 PM
ACR Accreditation is a self-assessment and peer review process focused on diagnostic image quality, staff qualifications, policies, protocols, equipment, and therapeutic treatment. It allows facilities to set and surpass industry-accepted quality standards for patient care and includes recommendations for improvement.
ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. Since 1987, the ACR has accredited more than 38,000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities:
Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Computed Tomography (CT)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Figure 1: A Timeline of the ACR's Accreditation Modalities
By displaying the gold seal(s) of ACR accreditation, facilities demonstrate to patients, payers and referring physicians their commitment to providing the safest and best quality care possible.
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