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 and Nuclear Medicine

 One size does not fit all...

  • There is no question - pediatric nuclear medicine helps us keep kids healthy and saves lives! 
  • When we image, radiation dose matters! 
    • Children are more sensitive to radiation. 
    • What we do now lasts their lifetime. 
  • So, when we image, let's image gently.

When a pediatric nuclear medicine study is the right thing to do:


 Note:  as of July 11, 2012, The Society of Nuclear Medicine has changed its name to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Click here to access their website.

With appreciation to: 

  •       S. Ted Treves, MD, Chair, Image Gently Nuclear Medicine Initiative 
  •      Michael J. Gelfand,  MD, Past-President, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  •      Marguerite T. Parisi, MD, MS Ed., Chair, SPR Nuclear Medicine Committee, Seattle Children's Hospital
  •      Larry Binkovitz, MD, President, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Mayo Clinic
  •      Stephanie Spottswood, MD, Sec-Treasurer, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Vanderbilt University
  •      Frederic Fahey, DSc, Physicist, Children's Hospital Boston
  •      Dominique Delbeke, MD, PhD, 2009-10 SNMMI President, Vanderbilt University 
  •      Nanci A. Burchell, MBA, CNMT, FSNMTS, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
  •      Joanne Louis, CNMT, Children's Hospital Boston
  •      Adam Alessio, PhD, Medical Physicist, Seattle Children's
  •      The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Alliance co-sponsored the development of these brochures.