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Medical imaging procedures can be lifesaving for children who are sick or injured, but children are more sensitive than adults to the radiation these procedures deliver.

The Image Gently campaign was launched in 2008 to raise awareness about methods to reduce radiation dose during pediatric medical imaging exams.

The campaign is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, a coalition founded by the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The Alliance has now grown to more than 40 organizations.

The Image Gently website,, provides information about pediatric imaging examinations for radiologic technologists, medical physicists, radiologists, pediatricians and parents. For radiologic technologists, the site includes protocols for reducing pediatric radiation dose during computed tomography exams, as well as during interventional radiology exams. In the future, information about digital radiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine procedures and other medical imaging exams will be added to the site.

Many of the materials for parents on the website have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Thai and Turkish. Translations into additional languages are planned.

Thousands of individuals and facilities have taken the pledge to “image gently” when performing pediatric imaging exams. Take the pledge today!