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  • Image Wisely® Hits 40,000 Pledges

    January 25, 2016

    The Image Wisely® campaign received its 40,000th pledge on Jan. 12. The majority of Image Wisely pledges are made by individuals involved with medical imaging; however, associations/educational programs and imaging facilities are also included. 

    Beginning in 2016, pledges to Image Wisely must be renewed annually; they will expire Dec. 31 every year. Also, the requirements for facilities have been strengthened to make the pledge more meaningful. 

    Another recent change to the pledging process has a single participation level for facilities. In order to take the Image Wisely pledge, facilities must participate in a dose index registry and be accredited by an organization that directly evaluates: radiation dose indices and compliance with accreditation pass/fail dose thresholds, clinical image quality, phantom image quality and personnel qualifications. Individual pledges and associations/educational program pledges made in 2016 or before will expire at the end of the year. 

    Visit the Image Wisely website for more information about the program and pledging. 

    Image Wisely is an initiative of the RSNA, the American College of Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Radiologists, medical physicists and imaging technologists, as champions for the safe and effective use of radiation in medical imaging, recognized the need to promote these concepts to both the profession and the public and for the incorporation of dose optimization into all imaging practices.