Mountain Medical radiologists adhere and support both the Image Wisely and Image Gently initiative guidelines.
Image Wisely Initiative
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America 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 with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
Image Gently Initiative
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging’s goal is to change practice: to raise awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose in the imaging of children. The Alliance strategy is straightforward - providing information and free educational materials to every member of the care team.