Further Information for patients and the public can be found on these websites:
tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy, and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. The website contains more than 200 procedure, exam and disease descriptions covering diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and radiation safety. All material on the RadiologyInfo.org
website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology and is updated frequently with new information.
The Image Gently Alliance is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high-quality pediatric imaging worldwide. The primary objective of the Alliance is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children. The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to change practice. The American Board of Radiology has been an Alliance Organization since July 2009.
The objective of the Image Wisely campaign is to lower the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and to eliminate unnecessary procedures. Image Wisely offers resources and information to radiologists, medical physicists, other imaging practitioners, and patients.