Image Gently® and CT Scans

One size does not fit all...

There's no question: CT helps us save kids' lives.

But when we image, radiation matters!

  • Children are more sensitive to radiation.
  • What we do now lasts their lifetimes.
  • So when we image, let's image gently: More is often not better.

When CT is the right thing to do:

  • Child size the kVp and mA.  
  • One scan (single phase) is often enough.
  • Scan only the indicated area.

Publications - Peer-Reviewed

Popular Press Trade press

Below is a list of peer-reviewed articles from medical journals which relate to computed tomography dosing in children.  


Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of the National Cancer Institute Advance Access 

Pediatric Radiology 




Online Education Modules

Vendor-Specific Modules

Upon completion of each educational module, feel free to download the editable PDF Certificate.

Nora Lifejacket

Image Gently & CT Scans

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and its Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography provide the latest CT Protocols