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.
In 2016, changes to the Image Wisely pledge process were introduced. Pledges must be renewed annually; they now expire every year on Dec. 31. Pledges made in 2016 or earlier will expire Dec. 31, 2016*.
Requirements for facilities were also strengthened to make the pledge more meaningful. Only a single pledge level is available for facilities which wish to participate. In order to take the Image Wisely pledge, facilities must participate in a dose index registry and be accredited by an organization that directly evaluates: radiation dose indices and compliance with accreditation pass/fail dose thresholds, clinical image quality, phantom image quality, and personnel qualifications.
All individuals, facilities, associations and educational programs who pledged to Image Wisely in the past will be able to renew their pledges starting Jan. 1, 2017. Upon pledging, they may print a dated certificate to document their pledge. Facilities which have pledged are permitted to download the Image Wisely logo to advertise their participation in the campaign. In addition, associations/educational programs and imaging facilities may choose to have their names posted to the Image Wisely Honor Roll.
*with the exception of pledges made during RSNA 2016, which are valid through Dec. 31, 2017.
Image Wisely encourages practitioners to optimize the amount of radiation used in
medically necessary imaging studies and to eliminate unnecessary procedures