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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.

Number

Guidance

Modality

Status

Release Date

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1 PI-RADS MRI In progress 2019 Q2  PI-RADS 
2a LI-RADS CT CT In progress 2019 Q2  LI-RADS 
2b LI-RADS MRI MRI In progress
2019 Q2  LI-RADS 
3 TI-RADS US Complete 2019 Q2  TI-RADS 
4 TBI-RADS   Planned 2019 Q4  
5 Lung-RADS   In progress 2019 Q2  Lung-RADS 
6 NI-RADS   Planned 2019 Q4  
7 O-RADS   Planned  2019 Q4  
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
 
13a IF-PITUITARY CT/MRI  CT/MRI Complete 2019 Q1  IF-PITUITARY 
13b IF-PITUITARY FDG PET
 PET Complete
 2019 Q1  IF-PITUITARY FDG 
14 IF-Adrenal  CT Complete 2019 Q2  IF-Adrenal 
15 IF-Pancreas   Planned  2019 Q4
 
16 IF-Chest Mediastin   Planned  2019 Q4
 
17 IF-Renal   Planned  2019 Q4
 
18 IF-Liver   Planned  2019 Q4
 
19 IF-Thyroid   Planned  2019 Q4
 
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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