Important notice: The ACR recently became aware of irregularities in a subset of MR phantom reviews that resulted in potential accreditation issues for a limited number of MRI units. All affected ACR-accredited MRI sites have been notified. If you have not been contacted by ACR about an original inaccurate MR final report, then your facility was not impacted. Full statement »
The MRI Accreditation Program evaluates staff qualifications, quality control, MR safety policies and image quality. Accreditation is required for providers that bill for MRI under part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Before applying for accreditation, please review the documents below for a summary of the accreditation process and the modality-specific program requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
First-time applicants for MRI accreditation: Use the first link below to register with the online accreditation system.
Existing users: If you already have an account, please log in to access your facility records. If the login person has changed, please use the second link below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Data/Upload Image
ACR Accreditation requires electronic upload of all accreditation images and documents. Electronic submission reduces costs, ensures compliance with HIPAA regulations and speeds turnaround time from image submission to final results.
Use these documents and forms to gather data for the online testing package before sending images for review. These forms should not be submitted to the ACR for accreditation.
Prepare for Site Visits
All outpatient facility providers of CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET exams that bill under Part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule must be accredited in order to receive payment for the technical component of these services. The ACR will perform unannounced site surveys on accredited facilities to validate compliance with accreditation criteria. For facilities that fall under MIPPA, these site visits will be unannounced. We strongly advise sites to use the documents below to gather and organize information for these site surveys.
Prepare for validation site survey »