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||The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is unit-specific. All sites applying for this designation must meet the requirements outlined below, including having active ACR CT accreditation in the chest module on the designated unit(s).
A facility is eligible to receive the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation if it meets the following basic criteria:
How to Apply
Sites applying to be an ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, initial or renewal cycle, must submit the information listed below by accessing the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation link.
Included within the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation link:
- The application form detailing the facility demographics, supervising physician and CT unit information
- A link to upload the signed attestation form
- The ability to enter the facilities lung cancer screening protocol in an online clinical data form, for each unit
- The ability to request an invoice for the fee, or provide payment information
Adding Additional Unit(s) Mid-Accreditation Cycle
If you are adding a new unit to a currently active designation, you do not need to submit the entire application. Please access the following link to provide the new unit information only. There is no additional fee. Please note this link is only for adding additional units to a current designation, it is not for the renewal of the designation.
New Unit Data Form
We will review the materials to ensure your facility’s screening protocol meets the minimum requirements for ACR designation. See technical specifications »
Facilities that do not meet the designation requirements must submit corrective action within 30 days of the final report in order to be reconsidered.
After completing our review, we will send a confidential report for each unit to the CT modality-specific supervising physician at the practice site. The report includes evaluation results, defines areas that can be improved and provides recommendations for the facility.
Once Lung Cancer Screening designation has been achieved, the facility will receive a URL to an exclusive online marketing kit customized for an ACR-Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. This will assist in promoting the designation within the community to patients and referring physicians. The online marketing toolkit materials includes ACR Accreditation "We Are Patients" Campaign Resource information you may customize, the LCSC logo that may be used on the accredited unit, reports, facility letterhead, website, advertising, etc. and customizable items for print and web use.
Facilities meeting the designation requirements will be identified as ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Centers by a symbol on the ACR Accredited Facility Search page.
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation will remain effective for the duration of the unit’s CT accreditation period, as long as the unit maintains ACR CT accreditation of the chest module. To avoid a lapse in the designation, renewal should submitted at the time of CT accreditation renewal. Designation renewal requires submission of a new application, attestation, clinical data form and fee.
Payment Policy and Fees
Payment must be included with the application. Applications received without payment will not be processed and will be returned if payment is not received within 30 days. Make checks payable to the American College of Radiology and reference your ACR CT modality identification number on the check or stub. Credit card payments using VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Fees are nonrefundable and are subject to change.
ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center Fee: $400 per facility