Lancaster General Health has a long-standing policy of mindful radiation dosing and follows Image Gently guidelines established by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging to assure the safest possible diagnostic imaging experience for children and adults.
The Image Gently Pledge
- Use imaging when there is a clear medical benefit
- Use the lowest amount of radiation for adequate imaging based on the size of the child
- Scan only the indicated area
- Avoid multiple scans
- Use alternative diagnostic studies, such as ultrasound or MRI, when possible