When faced with a medical imaging exam, it is natural to wonder about your exposure to radiation. However, it is important to understand that the clinical benefits of the exam usually outweigh any risks. Diagnostic Imaging Northwest is committed to the safety and well-being of our patients. That is why our physicians and staff have taken the pledge to Image Wisely®.
Diagnostic Imaging Northwest pledges to endorse and promote the goals of Image Wisely® and Image Gently®
Image Wisely is committed to raising awareness throughout the medical community of opportunities for eliminating unnecessary imaging exams and to lowering the amount of radiation used in necessary imaging exams to only that needed to capture optimal medical images.
About Image Wisely®
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America formed the Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. The Joint Task Force collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to create the Image Wisely campaign with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
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Diagnostic Imaging Northwest pledges to endorse and promote the goals of Image Gently®
• To make the image gently message a priority in staff communications.
• To review the protocol recommendations and, where necessary, implement adjustments to practice processes.
• To respect and listen to suggestions from every member of the imaging team on ways to ensure changes are made.
• To communicate openly with parents.
About Image Gently®
Radiologists play a key role as healthcare providers for children. Radiology and CT scanning is critical in diagnosing illness in children and impacting their treatment and improving patient outcomes. It is the responsibility of radiologists and all members of the healthcare team to ensure that every imaging study in pediatric patients is thoughtful, appropriate and indicated for each and every child. As a radiologist in a busy practice with many adult patients, it may be difficult to “kid-size” the protocols used every day.
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Image Gently is a registered trademark of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
Image Wisely is a registered trade mark of Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection