American College of Radiology
ACR Appropriateness Criteria®

Nontraumatic Aortic Disease

Variant 1: Nontraumatic Aortic Disease
Procedure Appropriateness Category SOE Adult RRL Peds RRL Rating Median Final Tabulations
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
X-ray chest Usually appropriate ☢ <0.1 mSv ☢ <0.03 mSv [ped] 9 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢ 1-10 mSv ☢☢☢☢ 3-10 mSv [ped] 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest and abdomen without IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest and abdomen without and with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CTA chest with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢ 1-10 mSv 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CTA chest and abdomen with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MRA chest without and with IV contrast Usually appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MRA chest and abdomen without and with IV contrast Usually appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 8 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest without IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢ 1-10 mSv ☢☢☢☢ 3-10 mSv [ped] 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest without and with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢ 1-10 mSv ☢☢☢☢ 3-10 mSv [ped] 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CT chest and abdomen with IV contrast Usually appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MRA chest without IV contrast Usually appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MRA chest and abdomen without IV contrast Usually appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
US echocardiography transesophageal Usually appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 7 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
US echocardiography transthoracic resting May be appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 6 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aortography chest and abdomen May be appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 6 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FDG-PET/CT chest and abdomen May be appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 5 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In-111 WBC scan May be appropriate ☢☢☢☢ 10-30 mSv 5 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
US intravascular aorta May be appropriate O 0 mSv O 0 mSv [ped] 4 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Please refer to the supporting documentation for a more complete discussion of the concepts and their definitions below.
Final Tabulations:
A histogram of the number of panel members who rated the recommendation as noted in the column heading (ie, 1, 2, 3, …etc.)
Disagree:
The variation of the individual ratings from the median rating indicates panel disagreement on the final recommendation.
References:
Lists the references associated with the recommendation
SQ:
Study Quality (1, 2, 3, 4, Good M or Inadequate M) of the references listed.
RRL:
Information on the Relative Radiation Level (RRL) designations can be found here.