About Us

The Alliance

Who We Are:

The Image Gently Alliance is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging worldwide.  The primary objective of the Alliance is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.  The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to change practice.

The Image Gently Alliance began as a committee within the Society for Pediatric Radiology in late 2006. In 2007, The SPR leadership reached out to friends and colleagues in sister societies representing the key members of the imaging team, ACR, ASRT and AAPM, to form “the Writers Group.” These organizations developed the concept of the Alliance and their representatives developed the campaign in the summer of 2007.

The organization has developed a transformative group of campaigns to address digital radiography, fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, dentistry, cardiac imaging and imaging in the setting of minor head trauma.  Targeted information is also now available on our new microsite for providers:

www.imagegentlyproviders.org

Image Gently, the first in a now world-wide network of campaign partners, has become a recognized presence at both national and international venues.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Image Gently Alliance is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.  Our objective is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.

Scroll down for the Alliance Steering Committee Roster and the list of Alliance member organizations.

Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, FAAP
Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, FAAP

Chair

Dr. Frush is a professor of radiology and pediatrics, vice-chair for safety and quality, and faculty member of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. His research interests are predominantly focused on pediatric body CT, including technology assessment, techniques for pediatric MDCT examinations, assessment of image quality, and CT radiation dosimetry and dose reduction. His leadership in professional organizations has included the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), American Board of Radiology (ABR), American College of Radiology (ACR), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Keith J. Strauss, MSc, FAAPM, FACR
Keith J. Strauss, MSc, FAAPM, FACR

Vice Chair

Mr. Strauss is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. His research interests include development of configurations of imaging equipment that uses ionizing radiation to achieve diagnostic image quality at the least possible radiation dose during the imaging of children. His leadership in professional organizations has included the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American College of Radiology (ACR), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Marilyn J. Goske, MD, FACR, FAAP
Marilyn J. Goske, MD, FACR, FAAP

Emeritus Chair

Dr. Goske is a professor of radiology and pediatrics, a faculty member of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her research interests are predominantly focused on medical education, communication with patients and families about medical imaging, pediatric body CT with emphasis on the development of Diagnostic Reference Levels through the Quality Improvement Registry in CT Scans in Children (QuIRCC) through the American College of Radiology’s Dose Index Registry (DIR). Leadership in professional organizations has included the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), American College of Radiology (ACR), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dr. Goske is certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology.

Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FACR, FAAP
Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FACR, FAAP

Chair, Alliance International Outreach

Dr. Applegate is a professor of radiology and pediatrics and director of practice quality improvement in radiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Applegate is a leader in radiology—in 2013-2015 she served as the American College of Radiology (ACR) Council Speaker and Past President of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and current President of its Research and Education Foundation. She is a member of the National Quality Forum Patient Safety Committee and both the National and International Councils for Radiation Protection (NCRP, ICRP).

Kimberly has received awards that include an ABR Lifetime Achievement Award, ARR Distinguished Investigator, ARRS Scholar, RSNA Editorial Fellowship, SPR Presidential Recognition, and Indiana ACR Chapter Gold Medal.

Dr. Applegate’s research interests are centered in appropriate use of imaging, particularly abdominal imaging; radiation dose, and quality and safety. In 2006, she began work on the Steering Committee for the Image Gently campaign to use radiation imaging in children more appropriately worldwide. She and her husband, Dr. Parker, have three sons: David, and twins Andrew and Eric.

Jennifer K. Boylan, MA
Jennifer K. Boylan, MA

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, the Society for Pediatric Radiology and the SPR Research and Education Foundation since 1992. Formerly she served as Managing Director of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation and Director of RSNA Membership Department. Married to John for 34 years, mother of two grown daughters, avid reader, dog-lover and social critic.

Priscilla F. Butler, MS, FACR, FAAPM
Priscilla F. Butler, MS, FACR, FAAPM

Steering Committee Member

Ms. Butler is a medical physicist specializing in assessing and optimizing patient radiation dose and quality breast imaging while serving in clinical, administrative and regulatory settings. She has been with the American College of Radiology (ACR) since 1998, is currently Senior Director and Medical Physicist in the ACR’s Department of Quality and Safety, and is involved with dose-related projects (e.g., Image Gently and Image Wisely), as well as physics-related activities (e.g., quality control manuals) and BI-RADS®. Ms. Butler is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Michael J. Callahan, MD
Michael J. Callahan, MD

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Callahan is an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, director of computed tomography, and division of abdominal imaging, Boston Children’s Hospital. His research interests include CT dose optimization, abdominal imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Callahan is the Secretary-Elect of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).

Steven Don, MD
Steven Don, MD

Co-chair, Digital Radiography Subcommittee

Dr. Don is an associate professor of radiology, a member of the Electronic Radiology Laboratory, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine. His research focus is on digital radiography and CT dose reduction, image noise simulation and image perception. Dr. Don is the co-chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Digital Radiography Dose Index Registry and the ACR Pediatric Digital Radiographic Techniques sub-committees. Dr. Don is also a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Radiology and he has served on the Kodak and Acuson Corporate Image Advisory Boards.

Shawn Farley, MA
Shawn Farley, MA

Steering Committee Member

A former television anchor and reporter, Shawn directs American College of Radiology daily communications and provides public relations support for the Image Gently campaign. During his 10 years with the College, PR Week magazine has cited the ACR as a “Key Association” in Washington, DC, and featured Shawn in its ”DC Influencer” column. He has co-authored six articles published in major radiology journals regarding health care social marketing. Shawn earned a Master of Arts degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr Paul Guillerman, Texas Children's
R. Paul Guillerman, MD

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Guillerman is a Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Section Chief of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests include pediatric chest, musculoskeletal, and tumor imaging, radiation risk-benefit assessment and communication, clinical trial management and clinical practice guideline development. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Research & Education Foundation and co-director of the Center for Diagnostic Imaging of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutic Development Network. He has served on multiple American College of Radiology (ACR) Practice Guideline committees and as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Representative for the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

Marta Hernanz-Schulmann, MD, FACR, FAAP
Marta Hernanz-Schulmann, MD, FACR, FAAP

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Hernanz-Schulmann is a professor of radiology and pediatrics, is the radiology vice-chair for pediatrics, and is chief of pediatric radiology, and she is the medical director of diagnostic imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is the chair of the Pediatric Commission of the American College of Radiology. Her research interests have focused on ultrasound, including gastro-intestinal, GU, and neurosonography. Her clinical focus includes optimization and streamlining of pediatric imaging workup and radiation dose optimization, with particular contributions to Image Gently campaigns in fluoroscopy and CT. Leadership in professional organizations past and present includes the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), American Board of Radiology (ABR), and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Edward Y. Lee, MPH, MD

Steering Committee Member

Matthew P Lungren, MD, MPH
Matthew P Lungren, MD MPH

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Lungren is an Assistant Professor and a Clinician Scientist at Stanford University Medical School. He is dual fellowship trained in both pediatric and adult Interventional Radiology, and holds a joint appointment as a staff Interventional Radiologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests are in pediatric IR does optimization and developing and translating alternatives to fluoroscopically guided therapies in pediatric and adult patients.

William W. Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR
William W. Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Mayo-Smith is the Vice Chair of Education, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. His research and clinical interests include abdominal imaging and image-guided intervention with a focus on adult computed tomography. Dr. Mayo-Smith serves as the co-chairperson of Image Wisely. Leadership in professional organizations has included the New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS), Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

McKenney MD
Sarah McKenney, PhD

Steering Committee Member

Dr. McKenney serves as a Diagnostic Medical Physicist and Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis. She is the Vice Chair of the Pediatric Imaging Subcommittee for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and she is a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee (TEPRSSC). Her research interests include image quality and patient dose optimization.

Dr. Greg Morrison
Greg Morrison, CAE, MA, RT(R), CNMT, ASRT

Steering Committee Member

Mr. Morrison is the chief operating officer for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and Executive Director of the ASRT Museum and Archives. Areas of clinical specialty include diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography and echocardiography.

Luther G. Person, MD
Luther G. Person, MD

Steering Committee Member

A community-based general radiologist, Dr. Person is active in Rutherford Regional Health System leadership. He was a former Air Force Major and recently received the Stuart Mooring Award. Interests include improving the quality of imaging performed at small hospitals and attempting to create an Image Gently community with involvement of local imagers, including chiropractors and dentists.

Anitha Potluri, BDS, DMD, MDsc
Anitha Potluri, BDS, DMD, MDsc

Co-Chair, Image Gently in Dentistry

Anitha Potluri, BDS, DMD, MDsc Co-Chair, Image Gently in Dentistry, Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (Image Gently Alliance) Dr. Potluri, is an Associate Professor and director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine. She completed her residency and masters in dental sciences training at the University of Connecticut. She completed her dental education from University of Pittsburgh & HKES College of Gulbarga University in India. Her research interests include Radiographic chrectorisation of the jaw tumors and Radiation safety of advanced imaging modalities in dentistry. She serves in leadership roles in the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) and American Association of Dental Education (ADEA) and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR). She has published in the refereed literature and also a reviewer for a quite few Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Journal.

Janet Reid, MD, FRCPC

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Janet Reid is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reid’s prime area of interest is disruptive innovation for education. She created the Cleveland Clinic pediatric radiology educational website with more than 35,000 registrants from 75 countries worldwide. As Director of Radiology Education Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, her team evaluates current learning strategies, identifies gaps, and develops innovative solutions housed in a multifaceted Learning Management System (LMS). Her current focus is validation of teaching solutions and development of adaptive learning. Areas of clinical interest are body MRI and oncologic imaging.

Dr. Towbin
Alexander Towbin, MD

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Towbin is an Associate Professor of Radiology, the Associate Chief of the Department of Radiology in charge of Clinical Operations and Radiology Informatics, and the Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s. His research interests include liver tumors, diffuse liver disease, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, imaging informatics, and quality improvement.

S. Ted Treves, MD
S. Ted Treves, MD

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Treves is Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and currently a member of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as a life-member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Following residencies and fellowships at the Royal Victoria Hospital McGill University and Yale Medical School, he founded the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in 1970, where he was division chief until 2011. Dr. Treves also served as Director of the Harvard-Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine and chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Director of Information Systems at BCH, and as a vice-chairman of IT in the BCH Radiology Department. Furthermore, he founded the Small Animal Imaging Laboratory at BCH. His primary research interests include physiological imaging in children with nuclear medicine and multimodal image fusion. He has published more than 300 original articles, several review articles and book chapters, and a textbook entitled “Pediatric Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging,” the 4th edition published 2014. In addition to nuclear medicine, Dr. Treves has a major interest in systems integration in medical imaging. More recently, he has led initiatives towards radiation dose optimization in pediatric nuclear medicine including the use of advanced image processing. He has played a central role in a multi-institutional effort resulting in the 2010 North American Guidelines for Pediatric Radiopharmaceutical Administered Doses. He then helped lead the effort towards the development of the Pediatric Doses Harmonization Guidelines between the North American group and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Treves is the recipient of several awards including the George V. Taplin Award and the Holman-Kaplan Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine; Mentor of the Year Award from the American College of Nuclear Physicians, and the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Founding Organizations:
Alliance Organizations:
Academy of Radiology Research
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR)
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association of Dental Consultants (AADC)
American Association of Endodontists
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
American Assocaiton of Public Health Dentistry
American Dental Education Association
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology Foundation
American Dental Association
American Dental Education Association
American Dental Hygienists’ Association
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Osteopathic College of Radiology
American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Society of Emergency Radiology
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
The American Thyroid Association
The Argentine Federation of Associations of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics
Asian-Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology
Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology
Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
Association of University Radiologists
Australian & New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology
Australian Institute of Radiography
The Brazilian Pediatric Society
The British Institute of Radiology
British Society of Paediatric Radiology
Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Canadian Association of Radiologists
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
Canadian Interventional Radiology Association
Canadian Organizationof Medical Physicists
Centers for DiseaseControl & Prevention
Coalition for Imaging and BioengineeringResearch
College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology
European Society of Paediatric Radiology
FDI World Dental Federation
Federal Agency for Nuclear Control– Brussels, Belgium
Health Physics Society
Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists
Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology
International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR)
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Radiation Protection Association
International Radiology Quality Network (IRQN)
International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
International Society of Radiology
Italian Association of Medical Physics (Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica)
The Japanese Society of Pediatric Radiology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology
North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
Ontario Association of Radiologists
Pediatric Society of Paraná-Brazil
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
The Portuguese Health Physics Society
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe
Radiological Society of North America.
Radiological Society of Saudia Arabia
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
The Section of Pediatric Radiology of the Italian Society of Radiologia Medica (SIRM)
The Society and College of Radiographers
Society of Abdominal Radiology
Society of Breast Imaging
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
Society of Interventional Radiology
Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica
Sociedad Mexicana De Radiologia E Imagen
Sociedad Española de Protección Radiológica
Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Society of Chairs of Radiology in Children’s Hospitals (SCORCH)
Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance
The Society of Nuclear MedicineandMolecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging- Technologist Section
Society ofRadiographers of Trinidad and Tobago
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
Southeast Asia Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics
World Federation ofPaediatric Imaging (WFPI)

The Image Gently Alliance relies on the generous donations of resources from the founding organizations (Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Society for Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine) . The campaign does not accept corporate financial donations at this time.

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