Image Wisely is a joint initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiological Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

February 25, 2019

Establishing an Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Safety Program

Improving patient safety in healthcare has been a primary concern since the Institute of Medi¬cine published ‘To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System’ in 2000. The Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Safety Program was created to better educate patients who are scheduled to undergo high-dose interventional radiologic procedures about the risks of ra¬diation, better monitor the delivered doses, and reduce the risk for deterministic effects.

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Image Wisely encourages practitioners to optimize the amount of radiation used in
medically necessary imaging studies and to eliminate unnecessary procedures

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