The Alliance

The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging—the Image Gently Alliance—is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging worldwide. The primary objective of the Alliance is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children. The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to change practice.   

The Alliance chose to focus first on computed tomography (CT) scans. The dramatic increase in the number of pediatric CT scans performed in the United States in the past seven years and the rapid evolution, change, and availability of CT technology and equipment well justify this Alliance strategy.  The campaign has grown to include:  parent information, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine,  and Digital Radiography. Coming in the near future there will also be dental information.

Scroll down for the Alliance Steering Committee Roster.

Founding Organizations:

Alliance Organizations:

Academy of Radiology Research

April 2007

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)

February 2014

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR)

February 2011

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

November 2013

American Academy of Pediatrics

October 2007

American Academy of Periodontology

October 2013

American Association of Dental Consultants (AADC)

October 2014

American Association of Endodontists

November 2013

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

October 2013

American Association of Orthodontists

June 2015

American Association of Orthodontists
For patients and consumers

June 2015

American Assocaiton of Public Health Dentistry  April 2015

American Dental Education Association

April 2014

American Board of Radiology

July 2009

American Board of Radiology Foundation

July 2009

American Dental Association

January 2014

American Dental Education Association

April 2014

American Dental Hygienists' Association

August 2008

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

August 2008

American Osteopathic College of Radiology

October 2007

American Pediatric Surgical Association

 

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

October 2007

American Roentgen Ray Society

October 2007

American Society of Emergency Radiology

May 2008

American Society of Head and Neck Radiology

September 2008

American Society of Neuroradiology

December 2009

American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology

June 2008

The American Thyroid Association

December 2011

The Argentine Federation of Associations of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy

December 2013

Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

September 2009

Asian-Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology

July 2008

Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology

August 2009

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

September 2011

Association of University Radiologists

October 2007

Australian & New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology

May 2009

Australian Institute of Radiography

August 2010

The British Institute of Radiology

December 2014

British Society of Paediatric Radiology

May 2010

Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
May 2016

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

March 2009

Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

December 2013

Canadian Association of Radiologists

June 2008

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

October 2014

Canadian Interventional Radiology Association

October 2008

Canadian Organizationof Medical Physicists

March 2008

Centers for DiseaseControl & Prevention

 

Coalition for Imaging and BioengineeringResearch

August 2008

College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

December 2008

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors

October 2007

European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology

July 2012

European Society of Paediatric Radiology

September 2008

FDI World Dental Federation

October 2014

Federal Agency for Nuclear Control- Brussels, Belgium

February 2011

Health Physics Society

October 2009

Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists

January 2011

Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology

September 2009

International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR)

September 2014

International Atomic Energy Agency

September 2009

International Radiation Protection Association

December 2010

International Radiology Quality Network (IRQN)

July 2010

International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

June 2009

International Society of Radiology

August 2009

Italian Association of Medical Physics (Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica)

June 2012

The Italian Pediatric Respiratory Society (SIMRI) November 2015

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

May 2015

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

October 2007

New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology

May 2011

North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging

 

Ontario Association of Radiologists

November 2009

Pediatric Society of Paraná-Brazil August 2016

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

June 2014

The Society   

The Portuguese Health Physics Society

December 2011

The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe

December 2011

Radiological Society of North America.

October 2007

Radiological Society of Saudia Arabia August 2016 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

August 2008

The Section of Pediatric Radiology of the Italian Society of Radiologia Medica (SIRM)

 

The Society and College of Radiographers

November 2010

Society of Abdominal Radiology

August 2009

Society of Breast Imaging

December 2010

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine

March 2010

Society of Interventional Radiology

May 2008

Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica

May 2008

Sociedad Mexicana De Radiologia E Imagen

April 2008

Sociedad Española de Protección Radiológica

October 2009

Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology

May 2008

Society of Chairs of Radiology in Children's Hospitals (SCORCH)

October 2011

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

November 2007

The Society of Nuclear MedicineandMolecular Imaging

June 2008

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging- Technologist Section

June 2008

Society of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago

June 2009

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

February 2008

Southeast Asia Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

June 2009

World Federation ofPaediatric Imaging (WFPI)

November 2011

 

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 grafeully acknowledges the time, talent and expertise from representatives of GE Healthcare, Phillips 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.

Although great care has been taken to maintain the accuracy of Information contained in this website and its posted publications, neither the Alliance nor the Alliance organizations assume any responsibility for consequences which may arise from their use.

Alliance Steering Committee

The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging began as a committee within the Society for Pediatric Radiology in late 2006. In 2007, The SPR leadership reached out to friends and colleagues in sister societies representing the key members of the imaging team, ACR, ASRT and AAPM, to form "the Writers Group." These organizations developed the concept of the Alliance and their representatives developed the campaign in the summer of 2007. The current Alliance Steering Committee members and the organizations they represent are:

Donald Frush, MD, Alliance Chair
Keith Strauss, MSc, Alliance Vice-Chair
Kimberly Applegate, MD, SPR and ACR
Dorothy Bulas, MD, SPR
Jennifer Boylan, MA, SPR Executive Director
Penny Butler, ACR
Michael Callahan, MD, SPR
Steven Don, MD, SPR
Shawn Farley, ACR
Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, SPR and ACR
Susan De John, MD, SPR
Sue Kaste, DO, SPR
Mrs. Sarah Kaupp, Public Member
Matt Lungren, MD
William Mayo-Smith, MD, Image Wisely Liaison 
Greg Morrison, CAE, MA, RT(R), CNMT, ASRT
Luke Person, MD, Community Radiologist
Anitha Potluri, MD, SDM
S. Ted Treves, MD, SNM and SPR