The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging

image gently when we care for kids! The image gently Campaign is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. The campaign goal is to change practice by increasing awareness of the opportunities to promote radiation protection in the imaging of children.

Image Gently Impact

The image gently campaign launched 1/22/08. This is a snapshot of what has happened since:

  • 21,393 medical professionals have taken the pledge
  • This website has been visited 411,563 times
  • The CT protocol has been downloaded over 34,416 times

Click here to take the image gently pledge!

Recent News

Image Gently ALARA meeting planned!

Image Gently will be hosting the 2014 Image Gently ALARA meeting in Orlando FL!  The meeting will take place February 21 - 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.  Click HERE to view the program and to REGISTER TODAY!

Image Gently Letter to Parents

June 2013 - An article has been published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - Pediatrics this month with regard to radiation exposure during CT scans and the effects on pediatric patients.  Please click here to read the response from Image Gently.

NCRP Report 172 Available

The NCRP Report No. 172, Reference Levels and Achievable Doses in Medical and Dental Imaging: Recommendations for the United States is now available.  This Report represents an important continuation of NCRP reports on radiation safety and health protection in medicine and lays the foundation for the development and application of DRLs and achievable doses for diagnostic x-ray examinations.  Please click here to read the NCRP press release and for information on how to purchase a copy.

Public Service Announcement features Image Gently

New and Noteworthy: Links to current information

  • Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety.  There is a Virtual Symposium sponsored by the University of California on May 8 - 10, 2013.  This is an educational opportunity for Radiologists, Radiologic Technologists, and other medical professionals.  Click here to view information on this excellent educational program.
  • The state of Minnesota is leading the way in promoting radiation protection for adults and children.  Visit their website by clicking here  to see how they are supporting Image Gently and Image Wisely.   
  • The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology responds to a recent article in the journal CancerClick here for their written response.  More information can be found on dental radiography on our Dental pages and on the AAOMR website.
  • The National Academy of Sciences has posted the presentations from its recent Beebe Symposium:  A workshop to examine the feasibility and implications of tracking radiation doses to the U.S. population from medical diagnostic procedures.  Click here to access the program and presentations.The Radiation Research Podcast.

     

     

 

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