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.

What can I do as a Parent? 
Radiologists      Technologists     Medical Physicists  

Image Gently responds to article in JAMA Pediatrics

June 2013 - An article has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics about radiation exposure during CT scans and the effects on pediatric patients.  Please read the following Letter to Parents from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging addressing the JAMA article.  The leaders of the Alliance would like to help answer any questions that you may have.  If you have additional questions or concerns after reviewing the Image Gently website and this letter, please contact us at imagegently@aol.com

Image Gently responds to article in BMJ

May 2013 - An article has been published in the BMJ about radiation exposure during CT scans and the effects on pediatric patients.  Please read the following Letter to Parents from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging addressing the BMJ article.  The leaders of the Alliance would like to help answer any questions that you may have.  If you have additional questions or concerns after reviewing the Image Gently website and this letter, please contact us at imagegently@aol.com 

Image Gently responds to article in Lancet

There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about the effects of medical radiation on patient health.  Please read the followingLetter to Parents from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging

Watch Public Service Announcement re Medical Radiation Safety - Image Gently

Be your child's advocate.

If you know only one thing about procedures using medical radiation in children, let it be that there is a growing awareness of the opportunities to lower and limit dose in medical imaging and intervention without compromising quality. Ask questions and then direct your pediatrician or radiologist to these pages.

Computed Tomography (CT) - click heading for more information

Two informational brochures:

Digital Radiography - click heading for more information

 Fluoroscopic Procedures - Click heading for more information

Interventional Procedures - click heading for more information

 Nuclear Medicine - click heading for more information

  

 

“My Child’s Medical Imaging Record”

for tracking the date, type of exam and where the study was performed


Two convenient sizes downloadable here:   

2 x 3.5 Wallet
8.5 x11

 

  •  Helpful to both care-providers and parents: tracking the number of radiologic studies children are exposed to helps inform treating physicians of recent similar exams, helping them to decide if exams are necessary. Tracking the number of exams and location where the images are stored can be helpful in alerting families and their care providers to the issue of radiation safety.

    Similar to an immunization record, use your choice of record size to record where and when a study was performed. This is particularly important when medical care is provided by a variety of physicians/ emergency rooms/ hospitals and can help decrease the number of repetitive exams.