One of the steepest finding out curves in residency education is deciding what imaging tests to order for individuals. Should I order an x-ray 1st or go straight to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Do I order contrast? As front-line major care providers, we want to order the appropriate test when we see our individuals to stay clear of callbacks, cancelled appointments, and frustrated individuals and radiologists. The American College of Radiology (ACR) has published several suggestions on appropriate imaging and has a devoted web-site to their appropriateness criteria.
The ACR has not too long ago released an app that offers guidance on many, but far from all, of the regions accessible on their web-site or in the Rads Consult app. The app, referred to as ACR Guidance, offers essential content material on the management of contrast reactions, the not too long ago released Thyroid Imaging Reporting & Data System (TI-RADS), and information and facts on how to strategy incidental findings of adrenal masses. Unfortunately, only these 3 subjects are at the moment incorporated in the app.