Radiology Associates Took the Pledge to Image Wisely™!
Radiology Associates has joined more than 13,161 other radiologists, medical physicists, imaging practitioners from around the United States, and has taken the pledge to Image Wisely™ by optimizing the use of radiation when imaging patients. They are lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
Image Wisely Helps Providers Reduce Radiation In Imaging Scans
As medical imaging exams have replaced more invasive procedures, benefiting patients and revolutionizing medicine, peopleâ€™s exposure to medical radiation has increased. Imaging providers are concerned that radiation exposure over time could have adverse effects for patients. The Image Wisely™ campaign continues to ensure that patients receive only necessary scans and to reduce radiation dose used in these exams.
What is Image Wisely?
Image Wisely™ (www.imagewisely.org) is a collaborative initiative of the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The initiative encourages imaging providers to adopt Image Wisely™ goals to ensure that adult patients receive only necessary scans; help medical imaging providers use the optimal radiation dose for each exam; and ultimately help providers reduce the radiation dose that Americans receive from imaging.
Image Wisely™ also urges providers to demonstrate to their patients that they "image wisely" by taking the Image Wisely™ pledge, getting accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) or equivalent accrediting organization, and participating in a Dose Index Registry.
Radiology Associates is an accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
Accreditation helps facilities minimize the likelihood of adverse events as well as improves the quality of medical imaging by setting stringent training standards for physicians and technologists. Accreditation also requires frequent equipment evaluation by medical physicists, and peer-reviewed verification of image quality and radiation dose.
The ACR is a national, medical professional organization serving more than 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical imaging and radiation oncology. ACR's mission is to serve patients and society by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.
For more information, visit www.imagewisely.org