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Diagnostic Imaging

ICSI brought together clinicians, radiologists, health plans and patients to develop an approach that enables clinicians to order appropriate high-tech diagnostic imaging scans while with the patient. This approach improved patient health, saved an estimated $234 million in Minnesota, and supports the use of “decision-support” to order scans nationally.

To learn how ICSI developed a decision-support approach for ordering medical imaging scans, read the Decision Support Overview.

The ICSI collaborative committed to using American College of Radiology (ACR) criteria as a base for appropriateness criteria in decision support.  

The chart below shows how decision-support and prior notification practices affected the number of high-tech diagnostic imaging scans ordered in Minnesota from 2007-2012.