The American College of Radiology, in disseminating its standards, attaches the following disclaimer: The standards of the American College of Radiology (ACR) are not rules but an attempt to define principles of practice that should generally produce high-quality radiologic practice. The physician and medical physicist may exceed an existing standard as determined by the individual patient and available resources. The standards should not be deemed inclusive of all proper methods of care or exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment regarding the propriety of any specific procedure or course of conduct must be made by the physician and medical physicist in light of all circumstances presented by the individual situation. Adherence to ACR standards will not ensure a successful outcome in every situation. It is prudent to document the rationale for deviation from these suggested standards in the physician's and medical physicist's policies and procedure manual or, if not addressed there, in the patient's medical record.
Standards for diagnosis and management of invasive breast carcinoma†
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
Copyright © 1998 American Cancer Society
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages 83–107, March/April 1998
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American College of Radiology, American College of Surgeons, College of American Pathologists, Society of Surgical Oncology, Winchester, D. P. and Cox, J. D. (1998), Standards for diagnosis and management of invasive breast carcinoma. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 48: 83–107. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.48.2.83
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