Image Wisely, a joint initiative of ACR, RSNA, ASRT and AAPM,
provides information to the medical community to promote safety in medical imaging.

About Us

Image Wisely aims to raise awareness and provide up-to-date educational resources for radiology professionals and referring clinicians regarding the safe use of adult medical imaging. The goals of Image Wisely are to provide information on:

  • Advancing safety in adult medical imaging
  • Optimizing ionizing radiation techniques to clinical indication and patient size, and
  • Monitoring radiation dose indices to enable comparison to established reference levels

The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America originally formed the Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. The Joint Task Force collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to create the Image Wisely campaign in 2010 with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures. In 2023, Image Wisely expanded its charge to encompass additional aspects of safety in adult medical imaging, to include ionizing radiation, MR, and contrast material safety.

Participating Organizations


American College of Radiology (ACR)

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 37,770 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical imaging and radiation oncology.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)  

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

The RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care and healthcare delivery through education, research and technologic innovation.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists  

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

The ASRT is a professional society of more than 132,000 medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals dedicated to advancing the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhancing the quality of patient care.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine  

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

The AAPM is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of more than 7,000 medical physicists promoting the application of physics to medicine and biology.


Key Contributors

Many radiology professionals have volunteered their knowledge and expertise to make the Image Wisely initiative possible.

Executive Committee


Eric L. Gingold, PhD, Co-Chair, ACR
Diana Litmanovich, MD, Vice Co-Chair, RSNA
Sharon Williams, RT(R), RSNA Technologist Representative
Christiane Burton, PhD, ACR Representative
Phuong-Anh Thi Duong, MD, ACR Representative
Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, Image Gently Liaison
William F. Sensakovic, PhD, AAPM Representative
Jennifer E. Gould, MD, RSNA Representative
Pari Pandharipande, MD, RSNA Board Liaison
Craig St. George, MS, RT(R)(VI), ASRT Representative
Domnique Newallo, MD, RT(R)(CT), ACR/RSNA Resident Representative
Kelly Thomas, RT, ACR Technologist Representative
Kerry L. Thomas, MD, RSNA Representative
Charles M. Intenzo, MD, RSNA Representative



Wil Creech, ACR Staff
Dustin Gress, MS, DABR, DABSNM, ACR Staff
Jennifer Michalek, RSNA Staff
Melissa Ramirez Cooper, RSNA Staff
Meghan Swope, ACR Staff

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