The Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical and phantom images and corresponding data for each unit. All providers that bill for nuclear medicine and PET under part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule must be accredited in order to receive technical component reimbursement from Medicare.
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 nuclear medicine and PET accreditation: Use the 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 link below or contact email@example.com.
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.
Please use these documents and forms to gather data to be entered into the online testing package before sending images for review. Please note that these forms should not be submitted to the ACR for accreditation.
Image reviewers requested that sites submit digital images in JPEG, GIF, TIFF or BMP format for both clinical and phantom images if possible. If reviewers experience difficulty with a CD submission, they will return them and this will result in a significant delay of your accreditation.
Testing and QC Forms
Nuclear Medicine Test Image Data Forms
PET Test Image Data Forms
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 »