We are pleased to announce that the CAR Mammography Accreditation Program (MAP) is going digital.In spring 2021, the CAR will launch a new accreditation information system. With the new system, MAP-accredited facilities and associated personnel will provide all required information and documents exclusively online, including images. The new portal will also provide detailed guidance at each stage of the accreditation process. Questions and concerns about accreditation requirements can be addressed quickly and easily from within the portal. Read More
Announcing a Canadian Association of Radiologists’ project to enhance patient referrals, in collaboration with national specialty societies. Today, the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), with support from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is pleased to announce the initiation of a national project focused on the integration of diagnostic imaging referral guidelines into digital Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems in Canada. Canada’s radiology community will co-develop national referral guidelines for medical imaging, helping to support referring physicians in selecting the best imaging tests for their patients. These evidence-based, peer-reviewed guidelines will be made freely available to guide healthcare professionals in their implementation of CDS systems to enhance care and enable better communication among physicians. Read More
Earlier this month the CAR provided guidance to the Mammography Accreditation Program (MAP) facilities regarding program requirements given that most facilities across the country have resumed their services following disruptions caused by the pandemic. In 2021, the CAR will review the volumes of facilities and radiologists based on the entire previous calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2020). Read More
Re-starting the continuum of patient care – guidance for the resumption of radiology servicesRead More
Your CAR Board met online on the weekend to discuss priorities in response to the pandemic. The discussion focused on COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the radiology community. Read More
The purpose of these recommendations is to provide guidance and information to the radiology community regarding the safe conduct of imaging and image-guided intervention in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. For more information regarding image-guided procedures you can refer to specific guidelines issued by the CAIR and the CAR. Read More
The CAR is offering 6 or 18-month STATdx subscriptions beginning May 1, 2020. Subscribe by April 15, 2020, to begin your 6-month subscription for only $275 CAD plus tax or 18-month subscription for $750 CAD plus tax.
This handy infographic by the Vancouver General Hospital details the best practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.