Image gently, step lightly: increasing radiation dose awareness in pediatric interventions through an international social marketing campaign.
In the past several decades, advances in imaging and interventional techniques have been accompanied by an increase in medical radiation dose to the public. Radiation exposure is even more important in children, who are more sensitive to radiation and have a longer lifespan during which effects may manifest. To address radiation safety in pediatric computed tomography, in 2008 the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging launched an international social marketing campaign entitled Image Gently. This article describes the next phase of the Image Gently campaign, entitled Step Lightly, which focuses on radiation safety in pediatric interventional radiology.
Sidhu, MK; Goske, MJ; Coley, BJ; Connolly, B; Racadio, J; Yoshizumi, TT; Utley, T; Strauss, KJ
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