05/21/2022 The International Atomic Energy Agency just published the Safety Report on Radiation Protection in Dental Radiology, available for free download here: https://www.iaea.org/publications/14720/radiation-protection-in-dental-radiology
Additional access and commentary is found at (IAEA Helps Protect Patients and Staff in Dentistry | IAEA) and an accompanying announcement figures prominently on IAEA latest news (front page).
2/28/22 Image Gently Alliance Strategic Plan Revised. Follow link for this and more information on The Alliance.
2/14/2022 Jennifer Boylan and Keith Strauss, Dual winners of the 2021 Image Gently Butterfly Award
SPR 2022 Annual Meeting
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The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is comprised of over 250 of the world’s leading radiation experts. The ICRP are the keepers of the System of Radiological Protection, but the System exists for those who use it to protect patients, workers, the public, and the environment. Collaboration with the people it impacts the most is essential.
Over the next decade, the ICRP will work together to develop the next fundamental recommendations that will shape radiation-related policy, practice, guidelines, and regulations around the world.
The Keeping the ICRP Recommendations Fit for Purpose paper is a key step in that process. Through many conversations over the last couple of years and ICRP experience, this paper summarizes the topics being considered for the future of radiation protection (RP).
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The mission of the Image Gently Alliance is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.
The Image Gently Alliance Campaigns and other efforts of Image Gently rely on the generous donation of resources from the four founding organizations (Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Society for Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine), as well as all Alliance Organizations, and other supporters. The leadership of the Image Gently Alliance also gratefully acknowledges the value of industry partnerships: the sharing of time, talent and expertise committed to excellence in imaging of children, a foundation of the mission of the Alliance. These partnerships have afforded meetings and other Alliance activities, such as through an initial unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare made in 2007 at the inception of the Alliance.
The Image Gently Alliance acknowledges all previous contributions with gratitude, but does not accept commercial financial donations at this time. However, we look forward to continued partnership in sharing insights and vision towards the safe imaging of children everywhere.
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2021 Butterfly Award - Dual Winners
In appreciation, to Jennifer K. Boylan, MA., recognizing your contributions to the very heartbeat of the Image Gently Alliance. Your creative genius, energy, and efforts, and especially sage guidance of right and reason through a steady walk with so many has and will continue to contribute so much to make the imaging care of children safer globally.
In appreciation, to Keith J. Strauss, MSc., recognizing your influential and invaluable roles as a designer, developer, and in the delivery of the globally recognized Image Gently model. Your voice for safe imaging care, forged from science, practicality, and wisdom, and with a gentle embrace of compassion, made you a true and perfect diplomat in advancing pediatric imaging.
November 30, 2021 - Image Gently Alliance
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2/04/2022 World Cancer Day: Closing the Gap
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We look forward to gathering in-person once again as we meet in Denver for our 65th Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course – April 27 – May 1! This meeting will bring the pediatric radiology community together to learn more about state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and its positive impact on the children we serve. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Frontiers in Pediatric Imaging! Click for more info and registration
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Published October 26, 2021 See PDF HERE
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10/25/2021: Advancing our understanding of gonadal shielding - Watch video
Recently, the medical community has revisited the practice of routine patient shielding. This recent Image Wisely
conversation between doctor & technologist explores opportunities to work together to optimize patient safety and operational efficiency.
Biography: Dr. Melissa Pergola, R.T.(R)(M), FASRT
Canada Safe Imaging: Promoting Radiation Safety in Healthcare Institutions
2020AwardsCeremonyProgram Penny Butler Page 32.pdf (imagegently.org)
The AAPM Communicating Advances in Radiation Education for Shielding CARES committee has recently made available several modules discussing patient and fetal shielding. The following link will take you to the site where information includes an introduction to the effort which includes a self-assessment and other related material. The four modules are: 1) Fetal and Gonadal Shielding During Radiography 2) Gonadal Shielding: Historical Perspectives 3) Fetal Shielding 4) Factors that Reduce the Effectiveness of Gonadal Shielding. CARES Committee Releases Education Modules about Patient Gonadal & Fetal Shielding
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....