ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected Pulmonary Hypertension: 2022 Update

Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging, Arlene Sirajuddin, S. Mojdeh Mirmomen, Travis S. Henry, Asha Kandathil, Aine Marie Kelly, Christopher S. King, Christopher T. Kuzniewski, Andrew R. Lai, Elizabeth Lee, Maria D. Martin, Parth Mehta, Michael F. Morris, Constantine A. Raptis, Eric A. Roberge, Kim L. Sandler, Edwin F. Donnelly

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Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension. Imaging examinations discussed in this document include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, and pulmonary angiography. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision process support the systematic analysis of the medical literature from peer-reviewed journals. Established methodology principles such as Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE are adapted to evaluate the evidence. The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method User Manual provides the methodology to determine the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances in which peer-reviewed literature is lacking or equivocal, experts may be the primary evidentiary source available to formulate a recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S502-S512
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • AUC
  • Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Appropriateness Criteria
  • Diagnosis
  • Imaging
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension


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