Chapter 1 – Introduction
This organization is an alliance of healthcare providers that have developed strategies and policies aimed at utilizing imaging in children in a safer and most responsible manner.
The Mission Statement of the alliance is:
“Through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.”
This alliance was initiated in 2006 as a committee of the Society of Pediatric Radiology and has grown in into a worldwide entity led by a Steering committee of eminent scholars and clinicians. The goal of the group is to, “change practice” in regards to the use of ionizing radiation related to examinations ranging from dental radiography, angiography, computed tomography and nuclear medicine to name only a few modalities.
For a broader discussion of the activities of the alliance please access their online presence at, http://www.imagegently.org/