Preauthorization of CT and MRI examinations: assessment of a managed care preauthorization program based on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria and the Royal College of Radiology guidelines.

@article{Blachar2006PreauthorizationOC,
  title={Preauthorization of CT and MRI examinations: assessment of a managed care preauthorization program based on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria and the Royal College of Radiology guidelines.},
  author={Arye Blachar and Sigal Tal and Anat Mandel and Ilya B. Novikov and Gabriel Polliack and Jacob Sosna and Yehuda Freedman and Laurian Copel and Joshua Shemer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 11},
  pages={851-9}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilization patterns before and after the implementation of a preauthorization program based on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria((R)) and the guidelines of the Royal College of Radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS All CT and MRI requests received at the preauthorization center and CT and MRI examinations actually performed were identified by our health care service's centralized computerized database between… CONTINUE READING

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