Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging: New Step Lightly Campaign: Safety in Pediatric Interventional Radiology
We are delighted to announce the August 24 launch of the next phase of the Image Gently Campaign: Step Lightly: Safety in Pediatric Interventional Radiology — designed to help providers use the lowest dose necessary to perform interventional procedures on children and maintain the quality of patient care.
The Image gently website (www.imagegently,org) has been updated with new content supporting the Step Lightly message. Materials now posted on the Image Gently Web site are:
- Downloadable presentation for use by providers to teach their staff methods to reduce dose and maintain quality. Radiologists are encouraged to give this talk locally
- Downloadable checklist of dose reduction steps the team can review for each patient
- Downloadable outline of dose reduction and quality maintenance steps to take in the department
- Patient brochure including answers for parents about IR procedures. Providers can use this as a guide to communicate concerns and benefits of interventional procedures to patients.