Keeping the ICRP recommendations fit for purpose

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is comprised of over 250 of the world’s leading radiation experts.  The ICRP are the keepers of the System of Radiological Protection, but the System exists for those who use it to protect patients, workers, the public, and the environment.  Collaboration with the people it impacts the most is essential.

Over the next decade, the ICRP will work together to develop the next fundamental recommendations that will shape radiation-related policy, practice, guidelines, and regulations around the world.

The Keeping the ICRP Recommendations Fit for Purpose paper is a key step in that process. Through many conversations over the last couple of years and ICRP experience, this paper summarizes the topics being considered for the future of radiation protection (RP).

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Image Gently Mission Statement Update 

The mission of the Image Gently Alliance is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.

Campaign Overview

The Image Gently Alliance Campaigns and other efforts of Image Gently rely on the generous donation of resources from the four founding organizations (Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Society for Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine), as well as all Alliance Organizations, and other supporters. The leadership of the Image Gently Alliance also gratefully acknowledges the value of industry partnerships: the sharing of time, talent and expertise committed to excellence in imaging of children, a foundation of the mission of the Alliance. These partnerships have afforded meetings and other Alliance activities, such as through an initial unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare made in 2007 at the inception of the Alliance. 



The Image Gently Alliance acknowledges all previous contributions with gratitude, but does not accept commercial financial donations at this time. However, we look forward to continued partnership in sharing insights and vision towards the safe imaging of children everywhere. 

Great News! 

The SPR has arranged for Image Gently donations to be made through their secure website system.  Support the Image Gently Campaign here!

2021 Butterfly Award Winners


2021 Butterfly Award - Dual Winners

In appreciation, to Jennifer K. Boylan, MA., recognizing your contributions to the very heartbeat of the Image Gently Alliance. Your creative genius, energy, and efforts, and especially sage guidance of right and reason through a steady walk with so many has and will continue to contribute so much to make the imaging care of children safer globally.

In appreciation, to Keith J. Strauss, MSc., recognizing your influential and invaluable roles as a designer, developer, and in the delivery of the globally recognized Image Gently model. Your voice for safe imaging care, forged from science, practicality, and wisdom, and with a gentle embrace of compassion, made you a true and perfect diplomat in advancing pediatric imaging.

November 30, 2021 - Image Gently Alliance

To see previous Butterfly Awards....


02/04/2022 - World Cancer Day

2/04/2022 World Cancer Day: Closing the Gap



02/02/22: SPR 2022 Annual Meeting


We look forward to gathering in-person once again as we meet in Denver for our 65th Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course – April 27 – May 1! This meeting will bring the pediatric radiology community together to learn more about state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and its positive impact on the children we serve. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Frontiers in Pediatric ImagingClick for more info and registration

01/12/2022: Take the Image Wisely Pledge now!

Take the Image Wisely Pledge now! Only a minute of your time, but adds to the enduring and valuable voice for high quality imaging care for our patients and their caregivers. 

11/23/2021: Image Gently Alliance Annual (VIRTUAL) Meeting @RSNA21 via Zoom

10/29/2021: New Radiation Diagnostic Reference Levels for Top 10 Pediatric CT Exams

Published October 26, 2021 See PDF HERE

Full publication HERE

10/25/2021: Advancing our understanding of gonadal shielding

10/25/2021: Advancing our understanding of gonadal shielding - Watch video

Recently, the medical community has revisited the practice of routine patient shielding. This recent Image Wisely

conversation between doctor & technologist explores opportunities to work together to optimize patient safety and operational efficiency.

10/11/2021: Image Gently Welcomes Dr. Melissa Pergola to the Steering Committee

09/27/2021: Canada Safe Imaging: Promoting Radiation Safety in Healthcare Institutions

08/19/2021: Penny F. Butler M.S., FAAPM, FACR, FSBI receives the AAPM's Marvin M.D. Williams Professional Achievement Award!

07/19/2021: CARES Committee Releases Education Modules about Patient Gonadal & Fetal Shielding

The AAPM Communicating Advances in Radiation Education for Shielding CARES committee has recently made available several modules discussing patient and fetal shielding. The following link will take you to the site where information includes an introduction to the effort which includes a self-assessment and other related material. The four modules are: 1) Fetal and Gonadal Shielding During Radiography 2) Gonadal Shielding: Historical Perspectives 3) Fetal Shielding 4) Factors that Reduce the Effectiveness of Gonadal Shielding. CARES Committee Releases Education Modules about Patient Gonadal & Fetal Shielding 

11/23/2021: Image Gently Alliance Annual (VIRTUAL) Meeting @RSNA21 via Zoom.


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Children's Book on CT

A children’s book entitled, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan is based on one young child, Ethan, getting a head CT after having a minor playground injury. Read more here....



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