Image Wisely, a joint initiative of ACR, RSNA, ASRT and AAPM, provides information to the medical community to promote radiation safety in medical imaging.
March 2022 — In this Image Wisely® Facebook Live with Loretta M. Johnson, PhD, DABR, FAAPM; David W. Jordan, PhD, DABR, FAAPM; Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI; and Beth Schueler, PhD, FACR, FAAPM, we discuss the ACR Appropriateness Criteria and how patient radiation is included, how the relative radiation levels (RRLs) are assigned to individual examinations, how referring physicians use RRLs when selecting procedures for an individual patient and more.
November 2021 — In this Image Wisely® Facebook Live with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FACR, FAAPM, FIOMP; Beth Schueler, PhD, FACR, FAAPM; and Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI, we discuss the ACR, AAPM and HPS position statement advising against using a patient’s previous cumulative dose information from medical imaging exams to decide the appropriateness of future medical imaging.
October 2021 — In this Image Wisely Facebook Live, Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, FAAP, FSAB, interviews Summer L. Kaplan, MD, MS, and Eatrice Hinton, AS, RT(R) as they share how they worked together to optimize policies and procedures while maximizing patient safety and operational efficiency. Please explore the CME modules for technologists, radiologists and medical physicists to learn more.
April 2021 — Our Image Wisely expert panel shared their experience using portable chest X-rays through glass during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 2020 — Learn how radiologist Jay K. Pahade, MD, medical physicist Adel Mustafa, PhD, and radiologic technologist Kelly Thomas used the COVID-19 pandemic as an impetus for change at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Their team-based approach to cease routine use of gonadal shielding for radiographs, in line with the latest science and best practices, has helped them improve patient care and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
February 2020 — Elliot K. Fishman, MD, and Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, FIOMP, continue the discussion on findings from NCRP Report 184 on Medical Radiation Exposure of Patients in the U.S.
January 2020 — Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, FIOMP, discusses findings from NCRP Report 184 on Medical Radiation Exposure of Patients in the U.S.
October 2019 — William F. Sensakovic, PhD, DABR, MRSC (MRSE), discussed Protocol Review in the Informatics Era during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.
September 2019 — Pamela Johnson, MD, discussed harmonizing abdominal CT protocol utilization without compromising quality of care during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.
April 2019 — Medical physicists Rebecca Marsh, PhD, and Eric Gingold, PhD, discussed the risks and benefits of patient shielding in radiology during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.
March 2019 — Image Wisely® hosted a Facebook Live event on radiation safety in crematoriums with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, Chief Physicist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Radiology and Medicine for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
February 2019 — Image Wisely® hosted a Facebook Live event on CT and the pregnant patient with Elliot K. Fishman MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology, Surgery, Oncology and Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.