About DIR

Starting September 1st, 2024 TRIAD site server for DIR is being discontinued and support for the software will no longer be available. To avoid a disruption in DIR data transmission for your site, please contact our team at acrconnect@acr.org to install ACR Connect and activate DIR Link. If you have already scheduled or completed ACR Connect installation - no further action is needed.

The DIR enables participants to benchmark dose indices performance data against regional and national values using interactive reports. The report’s extensive filters facilitate pinpointing outlier exams and identifying performance patterns for further investigation to ensure high-quality exam performance and patient care.

DIR-CT dose indices reports have been available since 2011 and work is underway to include a full slate of fluoroscopy, digital radiography and nuclear medicine reports. The DIR automatically de-identifies exam data sent directly to the registry with modality-specific dose information. Check the DIR Available Reports page in the NRDR Knowledge Base for ongoing updates.

The DIR offers opportunities to both fulfill reporting requirements for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and earn credit for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR).