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ACR Assist

ACR Assist provides radiologists with expert and AI-based clinical guidance to enhance traditional open-ended reporting practices in radiology. It is a new way for radiologists and referring physicians to benefit from structured, standards-based reports for monitoring and tracking findings and recommendations.

Structured data for better patient care

Traditional open-ended reporting practices result in clinical variability between radiologists. This can be frustrating for the referring physician, and result in inconsistent patient care. ACR Assist is made up of modules that bring ACR clinical guidance (e.g. LUNG-RADs, BI-RADS, and LI-RADS, or care pathways/algorithms found in the “incidentaloma” white papers) into reporting in real-time.

By making the most current evidence easily accessible — without interrupting the reading workflow — ACR Assist ensures that every report captures information essential to patient care and valuable for analysis.

What radiologists can expect from ACR Assist

  • Reports have greater consistency and include best-practice recommendations
  • Narrative reports are enhanced with structured data which is valuable for benchmarking, incorporating artificial intelligence, and monitoring and tracking
  • More complete reports decrease overutilization of services and reduce costs
  • Flexibility is maintained because ACR Assist is available through all radiology reporting vendors and can be incorporated seamlessly into existing workflow through voice recognition software (VRS) or picture archiving and communication system (PACS)

ACR Assist availability

Find the subspecialty areas where ACR Assist is available for structured reporting in the table below and use the links to download specialty areas.





Release Date


1 PI-RADS MRI Final Review 2019 Q3  PI-RADS 
2a LI-RADS CT CT Final Review 2019 Q3  LI-RADS 
2b LI-RADS MRI MRI Complete 2019 Q3  LI-RADS 
3 TI-RADS US Complete 2019 Q2  TI-RADS 
4 TBI-RADS   Planned 2019 Q4  
5 Lung-RADS   Final Review 2019 Q3  Lung-RADS 
6 NI-RADS   Under Review 2019 Q3  Ni-RADS
7 O-RADS   Planned  2019 Q3  
8 C-RADS   Planned  2019 Q4
9 BT-RADS   Planned
2019 Q4
10 PE-RADS   Planned  2019 Q4
11 SO-RADS   Planned  2019 Q4
12 BI-RADS   Planned  2019 Q4
 PET Complete
14 IF-Adrenal  CT Final Review 2019 Q3  IF-Adrenal 
15 IF-Pancreas   Under Review 2019 Q3
16 IF-Chest Mediastin   Under Development 2019 Q3
17 IF-Renal   Under Development 2019 Q3
18 IF-Liver   Under Review 2019 Q3
19a IF-Thyroid CTMRIUS Under Review 2019 Q3
19b IF-Thyroid FDGPET Under Review 2019 Q3 FDGPET
20 IF-Pulmonary   Planned  2019 Q4
21 IF-Adnex   Planned  2019 Q4
22 IF-Chest Nodules   Planned  2019 Q4
23 IF-Pineal   Planned  2019 Q4

Locating ACR Assist-based tools

ACR Assist is freely-available to any vendor. The standard schema it uses allows all reporting vendors to incorporate it directly into their products, for use in your existing workflow. Contact your vendor directly for more information.

Other resources

For more information on ACR Assist, read the whitepaper on how it was developed to benefit radiologists or learn more about how Computer-Assisted Reporting and Decision Support (CAR/DS) is related to ACR Assist.

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