3/29/2020: Patients in Focus: The IAEA’s First Training in Safety Culture in Medicine
3/26/2020: Organ and effective doses detriment to paediatric patients undergoing multiple interventional cardiology procedures
3/21/2020: Does software optimization influence the radiologists' perception in low dose paediatric pelvic examinations? in the International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy
Call for Translators of Image Gently Content
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2019 Butterfly Award
Congratulations to the 2019 Butterfly award recipient: John Boone, PhD
“In recognition of his leadership in development of the SSDE, a CT dose index, to improve care of children”
December 2, 2019 - Image Gently Alliance
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As long as humans are involved, errors harming patients during medical radiation procedures such as X-Ray or radiotherapy could happen. So how can the IAEA help?
A new IAEA training offers medical professionals to strengthen patterns of good behaviour and attitudes.
The aims of the present study were to present the frequency of multiple interventional cardiac procedures for a certain group of patients obtained at one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Chile. In addition it has been analysed cumulative kerma area product (KAP) and cumulative air kerma (CAK), and calculated organ doses for the patient groups undergoing 2, 3 and ≥ 4 procedures, using Monte Carlo software. Effective doses were also estimated for epidemiological purposes and to permit comparison with other imaging procedures.
The sample used corresponds to the last 9 years and refers to a total of 1521 paediatric patients and 1824 interventional cardiac procedures. The results
The aim of this study was to use dual energy CT technology to maintain or improve image quality in pediatric head CT while simultaneously reducing radiation dose.
The fundamental professional roles of radiographers and radiologists are focused on providing benefit to patients with our skills, while maintaining their safety at all times. There are numerous patient safety issues in radiology which must be considered. These encompass: protection from direct harm arising from the techniques and technologies we use; ensuring physical and psychological well-being of patients while
View Dr. Quentin's bio here.
Letter to the Editor of New York Times
We are submitting this letter in support of the factual and well-written article1 (That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It) that appeared on 1/14/20. Medical x-rays
A number of radiology organizations are trying to end the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation with lead aprons. [Read More]
Over the past few years, the Image Gently Alliance has developed 8 posters representing various campaigns, which have been presented at the European Congress of Radiology and a variety of other venues. Originally developed in English, these posters have presented various aspects of pediatric imaging upon which Image Gently has provided guidance and information. Through this advocacy, the Alliance mission is to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide. Thus, we are putting out this call for translations.
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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....