For the past year, Image Gently leaders have conducted a careful review of the Image Gently website, with a goal of ensuring we are providing the most needed information to our audiences in the most user-friendly and appealing way, the website will be revamped in the coming weeks.
Last Spring a brief input survey was sent to more than 100 individuals that included pledgers, parents, pediatric radiologists and other alliance contacts. We are happy to report that the majority of the feedback was positive but we also learned ways we can improve.
There have been millions of web views since the site’s inception, so keeping our community informed and up-to-date is our priority. Stay tuned!
RSNA Updates and Highlights
“Have you taken the Image Gently pledge?” this was the phrase that greeted the many booth visitors as we exhibited at the 2015 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting held in Chicago on November 29 – December 3, 2015.
The annual Alliance meeting took place Monday, November 30th. Attendees included Image Gently leadership and more than 50 representatives of our 90+ Alliance affiliates. Topics discussed included a brief “year in review”, announcements of the upcoming Image Gently Head Trauma and pediatric cardiology campaigns and the 2015 Butterfly Award winners. The 2015 Butterfly Award winners were María del Rosario Perez, MD and Madan Rehani, PhD. They were recognized for their leadership and global impact on improving the imaging care of children.
Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD of Columbia University spoke on the pediatric cardiology campaign concept. He, along with Kevin Hill, MD, of Duke University, will be the leaders of the forthcoming campaign.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Image Gently booth during the next RSNA meeting please contact Shaniece Rigans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Gently Booth
Booth visitors pledging to "Image Gently"
- Effective immediately, the Image Gently in Dentistry campaign welcomes Anitha Potluri, BDS, DMD, MDSC, as Chair replacing Alan Lurie, who will continue in an advisory role. Alan was instrumental in gathering a team of experts in the successful roll out of the dental safety campaign in September 2014.
- The Campaign’s New Mission Statement was approved:
The mission of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (the Image Gently Alliance) is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.
Year in Review Presentations
PACORI, Kenya, February 2015
Italian Radiology Society Meeting, Pisa, March 2015
IAEA Technical Meeting on Justification of Medical Exposure, Vienna, March 2015
AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, St. Louis, March 2015
World Health Alliance, Geneva, May 2015
SPR, Seattle, April 2015
ACR, Washington DC, May 2015
JPR, São Paulo, May 2015
NY DOH Image Gently webcasts/webinars, Spring 2015
AAPM Annual Meeting, Anaheim, July 2015
ESR PiDRL, Lisbon, October 2015
IAEA training workshop, Nairobi Kenya, Nov 2015
USOFARI Meeting, Kampala, Uganda, Nov 2015
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