June 2015 issue of The Butterfly Effect Newsletter
Pledge to Image Gently!®
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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.
The fourth annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR), Nov. 8, 2015, will focus on pediatric imaging. We invite the Pediatric Radiology Community to participate in this event and invite members touse the many resources provided on the IDoR page
» Poster for Web
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(Use poster to promote the IDoR)
IDoR joint sponsors the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology will host international activities to mark the event, together with more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries.
Do you plan on celebrating IDoR 2015? Share your ideas and photos with us using the hashtag#IDoR2015.
Visit the SPR IDoR page for details on the WFPI's Photo and Video contests. More information here!
AfroSafe, a campaign developed by the Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI) and other radiation health workers in Africa, was launched in Kenya in February 2015. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that all radiation-based medical procedures in Africa be beneficial to the patient.
Dr. Nicholus Muraguri, Minister of Health, pledged the support of the government toward success in this endeavor. AfroSafe’s goals are to support adherence to policies, strategies, and activities for the promotion of radiation safety.
MITA And Image Gently Release Joint Position Paper On Interventional X-Ray Equipment For Pediatric Patients
The position paper offers essential questions and insights for engineers and designers of interventional X-ray imaging technologies for pediatric patients (from neonate to 21 years of age) to consider when developing such equipment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes, enhancing image quality and managing radiation dose.
Click here to access the press release.