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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.

Important Announcements

At this time, ACR is not accepting new applications from international facilities due to ever-changing regulatory requirements associated with the transfer, use and protection of personal information. We will also stop accepting applications from existing international facilities on Feb 15, 2022. We welcome you to use our resources to manage your quality assurance programs. Please continue to monitor our website for future changes to our international accreditation offerings.

Coming Soon! New and Improved Accreditation System.

To our ACR Accredited Facilities,

We recognize that there will be uncertainty of patient volumes, limited resources, limitations on physics support etc. that may affect the ability to meet accreditation deadlines and we will provide as much flexibility on accreditation processes as possible.  Thank you for all of your hard work and providing the safest care possible to your patients.

Annual Medical Physicist Equipment Surveys for Accreditation:

In response to increasing limitations and restrictions of physicist access to imaging facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ACR will extend the annual medical physicist equipment survey accreditation requirement to a 16-month window from date of last equipment evaluation. Facilities needing a longer extension and those who are unable to obtain physics testing or acceptance testing on new units are asked to contact the ACR for further guidance.

Direct supervision for contrast studies To align with CMS policy, extended until Dec 31, 2022

Direct supervision for contrast studies. Updated CT/MR accreditation requirements  8-29-2022

Please visit the ACR COVID-19 Radiology-Specific Resources page. 

Declaration of Material Change MR phantom: Due to inability to obtain previously used material, JM Specialty Parts, the designated ACR MR phantom vendor, has begun using a different material for the Slice 5 insert. Although the insert design and material have changed, there is no impact on the current scanning requirements. The MR physics subcommittee tested and approved the material. It will be used in the manufacture of all new phantoms. If you possess a phantom with the old slice 5 insert, it is acceptable to use.

Complete Accreditation Information for MRI

Links to specific documents are listed below.

Complete Program Requirements and Testing Instructions »

Forms and Documents

General and Administrative

QC and Testing