Image Gently and Nuclear Medicine

One size does not fit all...

  • There is no question - pediatric nuclear medicine helps us keep kids healthy and saves lives! 
  • When we image, radiation dose matters! 
    • Children are more sensitive to radiation. 
    • What we do now lasts their lifetime. 
  • So, when we image, let's image gently.

When a pediatric nuclear medicine study is the right thing to do:

Note:  as of July 11, 2012, The Society of Nuclear Medicine has changed its name to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Click here to access their website.

Nuclear Medicine Resources

With appreciation to:

S. Ted Treves, MD, Chair
Image Gently Nuclear Medicine Initiative 

Michael J. Gelfand,  MD, Past-President
SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Marguerite T. Parisi, MD, MS Ed., Chair
SPR Nuclear Medicine Committee, Seattle Children's Hospital

Larry Binkovitz, MD, President
SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Mayo Clinic

Stephanie Spottswood, MD, Sec-Treasurer
SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Vanderbilt University

Frederic Fahey, DSc, Physicist,
Children's Hospital Boston

Dominique Delbeke, MD, PhD, 2009-10
SNMMI President, Vanderbilt University 

Nanci A. Burchell, MBA, CNMT, FSNMTS
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO

Joanne Louis, CNMT, Children's Hospital Boston
Adam Alessio, PhD, Medical Physicist, Seattle Children's

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Alliance co-sponsored the development of these brochures.