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 CT scans

One size does not fit all...
There's no question: CT helps us save kids' lives.
But, when we image, radiation matters!

  • Children are more sensitive to radiation.
  • What we do now lasts their lifetimes.

So, when we image, let's image gently: More is often not better.

When CT is the right thing to do: 

  • Child size the kVp and mA 
  • One scan (single phase) is often enough 
  • Scan only the indicated area