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J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Sep;29(5):W85-8. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000107.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nontraumatic aortic disease.

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*Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX †Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, Society of Vascular Surgeons, University of San Diego, La Jolla **Department of Radiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA §Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI ∥Department of Medicine, American College of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital ‡‡Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA ¶Department of Radiology, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA #Department of Medicine, American College of Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ††Department of Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT §§Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Abstract

The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 3 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures by the panel. In those instances in which evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment. In this document we provided guidelines for use of various imaging modalities for assessment of nontraumatic aortic diseases.

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25100141
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10.1097/RTI.0000000000000107
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