R-SCAN in the News
View the new patient-friendly appropriateness criteria summary and JAMA article regarding ordering CT Angiograms for Pulmonary Embolism. Find all educational materials for this topic here.
The results of two R-SCAN collaborations will be presented at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting.
- R-SCAN Practice: Baylor College of Medicine:
Session: Health Service, Policy and Research (Quality)
Presentation: Evaluation of Educational Sessions and the Use of the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network Platform in Reducing Inappropriate Imaging for Uncomplicated Low Back Pain
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | SSG06 | Room: S104B
- R-SCAN Practice: Mayo Clinic:
Session: Quality Storyboards Tuesday Poster Discussions
Presentation: R-SCAN Increasing the Percentage of High Yield CT Pulmonary Angiograms for PE Through Educational Collaboration Between Radiology and Emergency Departments
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 12:45 PM-1:15 PM | QSE-TUB | QS Community, Learning Center
- R-SCAN is recognized for the program's role in promoting the goals of the Choosing Wisely program in the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's publication Choosing Wisely: A Special Report on the First Five Years.
- Erick Remer, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Nancy Fredericks, MBA, from the American College of Radiology (ACR) presented on the topic of Imaging Stewardship at the AUA Quality Improvement Summit held on October 21 to include an overview about the development of the ACR's Appropriateness Criteria and R-SCAN project. See link to summary.
- Baylor radiology and primary care teams improve the imaging for low back pain as result of an R-SCAN collaboration. Click here to read the publication in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
- Radiologists and referring clinicians fulfill "Improvement Activity" credits under MIPS
- Check out R-SCAN activities at ACR 2017
- ACR Bulletin infographic, From Pledge to Practice: Get Involved with R-SCAN
- ACEP-sponsored webinar featuring Greg Nicola and his emergency room colleague. Learn about about creating multi-disciplinary teams to reduce avoidable imaging such as imaging for back pain. Presentation slides for the webinar are available here.
- JACR® series focusing on R-SCAN, "Imaging Stewardship in the Age of Value," updated. Check out new articles on "Appropriate Imaging for Prostate Cancer," "CT Angiographic Imaging for Pulmonary Embolism,"CT Angiographic Imaging for Pulmonary Embolism," and more.
- New Bulletin article discusses R-SCAN in relation to the QPP and providing high-value, high-quality care.
- Radiologists in rural western North Carolina are strengthening their relationships with local physicians and improving the ordering of imaging exams via R-SCAN.
- New webinar on February 28th, at 1:00 EDT, teaches how the ACR SAN’s R-SCAN program brings radiologists and referring clinicians together to promote patients receiving the right exam at the right time for the right reason. The webinar will demonstrate how R-SCAN delivers immediate access to web-based resources and clinical decision support technology to reduce low-value imaging exams and lower the cost of care. In addition, PTN quality advisors can learn how R-SCAN specifically supports practice transformation.
- New podcast discusses appropriate imaging for uncomplicated headache. See the full compendium of R-SCAN podcasts on the Resources for all Topics page.
- R-SCAN recommended as a way to move from volume to value.
- New podcast discusses appropriate imaging for single system trauma.
- A new module from the AMA STEPS Forward™ highlights how R-SCAN participation can be a first step for learning about imaging clinical decision support.
- Great Expectations: Practice transformation is underway, and radiologists need to get involved.
- Using R-SCAN™, a radiology group reduces inappropriate imaging by nearly 55%.
- ACR and AMA collaborate to produce new STEPS forward module on clinical decision support for imaging
- New JACR® R-SCAN series debuts: read the introduction and the first article, "Imaging for Low Back Pain."