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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 562–565 | Cite as

Image Gently pediatric digital radiography summit: executive summary

  • Steven DonEmail author
  • Marilyn J. Goske
  • Susan John
  • Bruce Whiting
  • Charles E. Willis
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The goal of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Radiology’s Image Gently campaign is to promote radiation protection for children undergoing imaging examinations that use ionizing radiation. The campaign creates awareness, develops educational content toward this goal, and more recently has advocated for change in equipment design to better meet the needs of pediatric patients. A previous meeting sponsored by the Alliance, the Image Gently CT Vendor Summit in 2008, urged manufacturers to standardize the CT dose display and nomenclature across vendors and promoted the adoption of a more accurate dose display or patient dose index to account for the wide range of size variability among pediatric patients. The campaign held a second meeting, the Image Gently Pediatric Digital Radiography Summit, building on the work of Drs. Charles E. Willis and Thomas L. Slovis, co-chairs of the 2004 conference, the ALARA Concept in Pediatric CR and DR: Dose Reduction in Pediatric Exams [1].

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Keywords

Digital radiography Pediatric Quality assurance Education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Don
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marilyn J. Goske
    • 3
  • Susan John
    • 4
  • Bruce Whiting
    • 5
  • Charles E. Willis
    • 6
  1. 1.Electronic Radiology LaboratoryMallinckrodt Institute of RadiologySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, St. Louis Children’s HospitalWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.Diagnostic and Interventional RadiographyUniversity of Texas Houston Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Electronic Radiology Laboratory, Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  6. 6.Department of Imaging PhysicsUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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