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Radiation Safety Workshop at Pan-African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI)

Left to right: Kimberly Applegate, Image Gently® and WFPI (USA); Michael Gray, ASRT and ISSSR educator (USA); Debbie Gilley, IAEA representative for Africa region (Austria); Marie Cantone, representative for ICRP (Italy); Maria Perez, representative for WHO (Switzerland); and Sidika Wambani, founder of the PACORI meetings (Kenya).

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More News from PACORI

AfroSafe, a campaign developed by the Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI) and other radiation health workers in Africa, was launched in Kenya in February 2015. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that all radiation-based medical procedures in Africa be beneficial to the patient.

Dr. Nicholus Muraguri, Minister of Health, pledged the support of the government toward success in this endeavor. AfroSafe’s goals are to support adherence to policies, strategies, and activities for the promotion of radiation safety.





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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?"

NEW: IAEA Patient Leaflet

 

NEW: Federal Guidance Report No.14

 

Image Gently & MITA work together

MITA And Image Gently Release Joint Position Paper On Interventional X-Ray Equipment For Pediatric Patients

The position paper offers essential questions and insights for engineers and designers of interventional X-ray imaging technologies for pediatric patients (from neonate to 21 years of age) to consider when developing such equipment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes, enhancing image quality and managing radiation dose.

 Click here to access the press release.

NEW: CT Pediatric Protocols

 

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.