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

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General Radiation Safety

Ionizing radiation is used to create many of the images necessary for the detection, diagnosis and management of injury and disease today. The articles and resources below discuss radiation safety topics applicable to all imaging modalities. Also be sure to take the pledge to Image Wisely!

There are many excellent websites with accurate information on radiation and safety — some are specific to medical imaging; others are more general but are also useful for the medical imaging professional.

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Attempts to measure the safety culture should examine the organization’s attitudes, behaviors and available evidence to assess the patient safety radiation safety cultures.

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Discussion of using diagnostic reference levels to reduce the overall dose and the range of doses observed in clinical practice

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