Take the Image Gently pledge!

September 24th is a red letter day!  This is the day we welcome the dental community to our growing movement of medical professionals committed to safety in pediatric imaging. Dental Imaging is an important component of children's over-all health care. Share this good news and the resources available throughout the site. 


One size does not fit all...so when we image, let's image gently!

Image Gently has created many educational and awareness opportunities for parents, patients, and medical professionals.  

Parents, please explore our website to find lots of information on the different types of radiology exams that may be ordered for your child.  Our brochures have been developed with you in mind.  Learn about the exams and be prepared for your child's visit.

Medical Professionals, Image Gently has worked to create educational materials for you to share with your patients, continuing education opportunities with modules in CT and Fluoroscopy, and information on upcoming meetings focused on pediatric radiation protection and causes you love.

Image Gently ALARA meeting



The Image Gently ALARA CT summit was held February 21,22, 2014 in Orlando Florida. The meeting featured 21 national and international guest lecturers and over 140 participants from around the world. The meeting is part of the mission of the Alliance...to educate medical professionals on radiation protection for children. 

Dr. David Larson from Stanford University spoke about quality improvement at the summit. Mr. Keith Strauss, medical physicist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (seated) was one of the conference organizers.
Thanks to the faculty and the attendees.


 

News

In the National Media

  • the Image Gently response to the 4/2/2014 Newsweek article entitled  "Death Rays"
  • the Image Gently response to the 1/31/2014 NYT op-ed "Are we Giving Ourselves Cancer?"

Mission statement Update

The mission of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Image Imaging (the Image Gently Alliance) is to improve the safety and effectiveness of the imaging care of children worldwide. This is achieved through increased awareness, education and advocacy on the need for the appropriate examination and amount of radiation dose when imaging children.

2/10/2014 

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.

Dose Notifications and Alerts for CT Scanners

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s (AAPM) Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols has developed a PowerPoint presentation explaining what the Dose Check Standard’s dose notifications and dose alerts are, how they work, how they should be used, and cautions for certain clinical applications.  Access the presentation here.