ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected Retroperitoneal Bleed

Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging:

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The initial diagnosis of retroperitoneal bleeding can be challenging by physical examination and clinical presentation. Prompt imaging can make the diagnosis and be lifesaving. When selecting appropriate imaging for these patient's, consideration must be made for sensitivity and ability to image the retroperitoneum, as well as speed of imaging.The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S482-S487
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • AUC
  • Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Appropriateness Criteria
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Retroperitoneal bleed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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