Chances are you’re aware of Image Wisely, the Task Force formed by the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
Here at Bluestone Diagnostics, we do our part to support Image Wisely’s objectives by making sure that every single piece of refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment we provide to our clients has been fully refurbished to original manufacturer’s specifications. All components are thoroughly tested to ensure that they’re performing as expected, including delivering the appropriate radiation dosages. We take our role in patient safety very seriously.
Another way we’d like to support Image Wisely is by drawing some attention to the RSNA Radiation Dose Exhibits they’re sharing on their website. Each month the RSNA team is sharing useful information to help physicians, clinicians, and techs improve their knowledge and skills. A variety of topics have been covered, all of which can be useful to the practice determined to Image Wisely.
If you’re not familiar with Image Wisely, it’s well worth the time to explore their website. In addition to the RSNA Radiation Dose exhibits, you’ll find general radiation safety information as well as imaging modality insights. If you’re familiar with Image Wisely – perhaps you’ve even taken the Image Wisely pledge – please take this opportunity to tell a colleague or co-worker who isn’t aware of their work about it.