ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Imaging of Possible Tuberculosis

James G. Ravenel, Jonathan H. Chung, Jeanne B. Ackman, Patricia M. de Groot, Geoffrey B. Johnson, Clinton Jokerst, Fabien Maldonado, Barbara L. McComb, Robert M. Steiner, Tan Lucien Mohammed, Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging:

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Abstract

Pulmonary tuberculosis remains a major cause of disease worldwide and an important public health hazard in the United States. The imaging evaluation depends to a large degree on clinical symptoms and whether active disease is suspected or a subject is at high risk for developing active disease. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S160-S165
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Appropriateness Criteria
  • AUC
  • chest radiography
  • CT
  • pulmonary tuberculosis
  • tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Ravenel, J. G., Chung, J. H., Ackman, J. B., de Groot, P. M., Johnson, G. B., Jokerst, C., Maldonado, F., McComb, B. L., Steiner, R. M., Mohammed, T. L., & Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging: (2017). ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Imaging of Possible Tuberculosis. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5), S160-S165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2017.02.022