2/11/15: AXIS (formerly Imaging Economics) interviewed Keith Strauss on the joint MITA and Image Gently position paper on interventional X-ray equipment for pediatric patients. Listen to the podcast here.
11/15/14: Click to read the November 2014 issue of the newsletter.
Pledge to Image Gently!®
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).
Prior home page news items....
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.
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.