Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (Image Gently)
Statement of Purpose
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging is a coalition of health care
organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide.
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 has chosen 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 five years and the rapid evolution, change and availability of CT technology and
equipment well justify this Alliance strategy.

Founding Members
The founding members of the Alliance include the Society of Pediatric Radiology, the
American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American College of Radiology and
the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The founding members aim to:

• Develop educational resources for radiologists and technologists who perform
CT scans in children in the United States.
• Craft messages to communicate the availability of these educational resources
using a wide variety of electronic and print media and through networking
with Alliance affiliate organizations, vendor partners, health care
organizations, educational institutions and government agencies.
• Designate public spokespersons from the founding member organizations to
present unified messages to the media and the public.
Affiliate Organizations
The founding members of the Alliance are joined in these efforts by affiliate
organizations. Affiliates invited to join the Alliance show support by agreeing to:
• Endorse the primary objective of raising awareness in the imaging
community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children and
the ultimate goal of changing practice.
• Communicate Alliance messages through their organizations’ electronic
and print media on specified release dates.
• Communicate the Alliance’s goals to their members and constituents
through mail, email, conferences, and meetings
• Contribute to the body of knowledge contained on the Alliance Web site.
• Refer questions and media queries to the designated public spokespersons
from the founding member organizations.

For more information about the campaign: click here

Read and AJR Article about the Alliance: click here   

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