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Organizers expand scope of Image Gently radiation reduction program

November 11, 2008 Organizers expand scope of Image Gently radiation reduction program By H.A. Abella The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging is expanding the scope of its Image Gently awareness efforts. The move to protect patients from unnecessary exposure to imaging-related ionizing radiation includes the participation of CareCore National, a radiology benefits management company that will apply its guidelines to a member network of 28 million people. The Bluffton, SC, company will require network members to use appropriate radiation doses for pediatric CT scans. In an Oct. 22 statement, CareCore vowed to help Alliance efforts by ensuring that all of its radiologists follow the Image Gently child-size imaging guidelines. It also urged imaging facilities that bill its insurance clients to secure American College of Radiology accreditation.

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