Radiation safety in pediatric interventional radiology: Step Lightly

ArticleinPediatric Radiology 40(4):511-3 · April 2010with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.57 · DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1514-0 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    The "Step Lightly" campaign, launched in 2009, is the next phase of the "Image Gently" social marketing campaign, and focuses on improving radiation safety during pediatric interventional radiology procedures. Downloadable content available on the Image Gently website includes parent-friendly information about radiation dose, protocol suggestions and procedure checklists for providers, and information for referring physicians, radiologic technologists and physicists. There are also links to additional reading material and to other relevant organizations.