CHI Memorial Listed on Image Wisely Honor Roll

06/21/17 News Article
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Patient safety is always a priority at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, and one way they help people stay healthy is monitoring the amount of radiation patients receive at CHI Memorial’s hospitals. CHI Memorial participates in Image Wisely, an awareness program of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, developed to address concerns about public exposure to radiation from medical imaging.

“Modern diagnostic imaging saves lives and helps improve health for many people, but we must be mindful of the potential harmful effects of unnecessary radiation,” says Charles Piez, MD, radiologist at CHI Memorial. “That’s why our hospital and individual technologists participate in the Image Wisely and Image Gently programs – to increase accountability and ensure the least radiation exposure is used in imaging tests.”

The Image Wisely program launched in 2013, and CHI Memorial is the only hospital in the region that’s taken its pledge to reduce radiation exposure. The program provides protocols and techniques, best practices for improving safety culture, dose monitoring and management, and guidance about avoiding radiation with alternative methods and/or eliminating unnecessary tests. Image Gently focuses on reducing radiation for pediatric patients.

Modern diagnostic imaging saves lives and helps improve health for many people, but we must be mindful of the potential harmful effects of unnecessary radiation.

- Charles Piez, MD, radiologist at CHI Memorial
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