What can I do as a Parent?

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.

Letters to the Editor

Letter to JAMA Pediatrics June 2013

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

Letter to the British Medical Journal May 2013

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 

Letter to the Lancet

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 following Letter to Parents from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. 

Thank you Image Gently

Image Gently receives many inquiries, requests, and thanks that help us to make the information that you need more readily available.  Please see this note of thanks from a parent for the information on our website.

Resources for Parents - Specific Imaging Types

Public Service Announcement

Medical Radiation Safety - Image Gently

My Child’s Medical Imaging Record

 

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


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. Two convenient sizes are available for download to the right.

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