How-to Guide

The step-by-step plan guides you through the process of engaging ordering clinicians in a collaboration to improve the ordering of appropriate imaging exams based on Choosing Wisely® guidelines. To conveniently see the steps all on one page, please review the RSCAN Flashcard -PDF.

To see how R-SCAN works in the real world, view this webinar on how Baylor University achieved results with R-SCAN and the low back pain topic.

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Step 1: Pledge to Join R-SCAN

rscan pledge logo 200 Begin by pledging to join R-SCAN

step 2 tileStep 2: Select the Choosing Wisely Topic

All topics are related to outpatient and emergent care. Choose what topic you want to base your project upon on the topics page. You won’t need to register your topic until you’ve logged in to the dashboard.

Tip: Select a topic with a strong potential for ordering improvement.

step 3 tileStep 3: Identify Collaborators and Register for
R-SCAN

Collaborators can be individual physicians, several physicians or a whole practice. Register for R-SCAN by going to the dashboard.

step 4 tileStep 4: Case Identification

Identify baseline cases either retrospectively or prospectively that correspond to the Choosing Wisely topic you selected.

step 5 tileStep 5: Rate the Cases and Review Reports

Participants Using the ACR Select Web Portal
Using the ACR Select clinical decision support (CDS) tool rate the cases and review reports.

Participants Using CDS integrated into the EHR
Sites with integrated CDS can simply use the R-SCAN reporting tool.

step 6 tileStep 6: Carry Out the Educational Program

Use the topic-specific materials available on the R-SCAN website or develop your own educational materials.

step 7 tileStep 7: Case Identification

Identify post-education cases either retrospectively or prospectively that correspond to the Choosing Wisely topic you selected.
Tip: The same number of baseline and post-education cases should be reviewed and rated.

step 8 tileStep 8: Rate the Cases and Review Reports

Participants Using the ACR Select Web Portal
Using the ACR Select clinical decision support (CDS) tool rate the cases and review reports.

Participants Using CDS integrated into the EHR
Sites with integrated CDS can simply use the R-SCAN reporting tool.

step 9 tileStep 9: Complete the Final Report

Document if improvement in imaging exam ordering was achieved.

step 10 tileStep 10: Share Your Success Story

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share you R-SCAN experience

step 11 tileStep 11: Choose Your Next Topic!

Continue to improve imaging care for your patients.