Minnesota Department of Health First to Endorse ImageWisely and ImageGently

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says it is the first state health agency in the country to endorse the ImageWisely and ImageGently medical imaging safety campaigns.

MDH plans to work on the campaigns with the Minnesota Radiological Society (MRS), the North Central Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (NCCAAPM), and the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT).

"Our partnership with these organizations is critically important," said Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health in a press release on MDH’s website. "They will play an essential role — along with the state’s health care provider community — in implementing the best practices encouraged by ImageWisely and ImageGently."

Minnesota providers that have already publicly "pledged" their support of the effort on the ImageGently website and ImageWisely website include:

  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Alexandria, St. Cloud, Willmar, and at ten locations in the Twin Cities area
  • Consulting Radiologists, Ltd., Minneapolis, which serves a number of facilities in the upper Midwest, including Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, WestHealth in Plymouth, Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, and St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

Besides encouraging more Minnesota providers to take the pledge, MDH is spreading the word about the campaigns through its own website. Click here to view.