MRI


MRI

Phone 1-800-770-0145 | Fax 703-390-9834
Email mri@acr.org

Our representatives are available:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm ET

Getting Started


Important notice:   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.


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.

01 Program Requirements

Before applying for accreditation, please review the documents below for a summary of the accreditation process and the modality-specific program requirements.

02 Frequently Asked Questions

03 Register/Log In

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 mri@acr.org.

04 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.

05 Gather Data

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.

06 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 »