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The mission of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (the Image Gently Alliance) is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.
The Image Gently Campaign and the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging rely on the generous donations of resources from the founding organizations (Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Society for Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine), all Alliance Organizations, supporters, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The leadership gratefully acknowledges the time, talent and expertise from representatives of GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Toshiba America, and Siemens Medical Systems, who are committed to improving healthcare for children through activities related to this campaign.
The Alliance is grateful for the unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare made in 2007. The campaign does not accept corporate financial donations at this time.
To raise awareness about the role medical physicists play for benefit of patients, the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) organizes annually the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on November 7, an important date in the history of medical physics. On that day in 1867, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, known for her pioneering research on radioactivity, was born in Poland. We celebrate the 4th IDMP on November 7, 2016. The theme of IDMP 2016 is ‘Education in Medical Physics: The Key to Success’. Your support and active participation is greatly appreciated! Learn more here.
Maria Perez, MD
Donald Frush, MD, Image Gently Chair and Maria Perez, MD at the ECR Meeting in Vienna, Austria in March 2016. Dr. Perez was presented the Butterfly Award, announced at the 2015 RSNA for her work with radiation education for children
Madan Rehani, PhD
Dr. Rehani smiling while holding his Butterfly Award, announced at the 2015 RSNA for his work with radiation education for children
A children’s book entitled, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan is based on one young child, Ethan, getting a head CT after having a minor playground injury. Read more here....
The ACR recently launched a new microsite (http://www.acraccreditation.org/) for accreditation to help facilities more easily find information on ACR Accreditation programs. You can still access ACR Accreditation through the main ACR website www.acr.org, and click on accreditation. The microsite also includes an improved pediatric accredited facility search feature (http://www.acraccreditation.org/accredited-facility-search) that allows patients, families and referring physicians to find accredited facilities and those awarded special recognition (see the seals under “What do the seals mean?”).
The Image Gently® supporter logo (see below) indicates that a facility is accredited in pediatric CT imaging. Such facilities commit to imaging pediatric patients with appropriate radiation dose.
The Value of an Alliance
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are valued Image Gently® Alliance members. The ACR was a founding organization and the NCRP was one of the earliest Alliance members. Both organizations have a strong commitment to public information and welfare. Read more....
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.