Society News Archive

18 September 2012
New Image Gently Campaign: Back to Basics

Today is the launch of the next campaign from Image Gently. Back to Basics is designed to help medical professionals use the lowest dose necessary to perform digital radiography (routine x rays) in children while maintaining quality.
The Image Gently website ( has been updated with new educational content supporting the Back to Basics message. Materials now posted on the Image Gently website are:

  • A full-page ad for the Back to Basics campaign. A poster and safety checklist for radiologic technologists.
  • A pamphlet and frequently asked questions for parents on digital radiography exams.
  • Scientific articles, free PowerPoint presentations to use at your facility, and Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) projects.
  • Practical methods to standardize the approach to digital radiography and discussion of the exposure index.

Health Physics Society members and medical professionals are encouraged to make referring physicians aware of the Image Gently campaign and the new Back to Basics materials so that they can use this information when providing care and to make the patient brochure available to parents in waiting rooms and offices.