To demonstrate that The Image Gently® radioprotection program is applicable to practice and effective in other countries,
particularly in Brazil.
This study purposed to do educational strategies to rationalize the use of radiological exams ensuring technical quality,
implementing the Radioprotection Campaign,
including training professional team according to Image Gently® Campaign [1-3] and ACR Appropriateness Criteria® . This project followed Brazilians Rules  and Brazilian College of Radiology . Bernardo applied a master thesis project [7,8] following this methodology and also implemented a similar campaign in a University...
Findings and procedure details
In the period from 2011 to 2014, a pioneer pilot radioprotection project was applied in a private health care system covering 140000 people in Sorocaba,
Brazil [7,8] (Figure 1; Table 1): 17 thousand personal wallets were given to children from 0 to 12 years old. Reduction of 22 percentages of RX and CT radiologic exams in paediatric emergency room. Reduction of 29 % in the solicitation of 2 or more RX for the same child. Dissemination of local communication networks. Positive point...
These educative strategies (campaign and radioprotection wallet) were very useful to induce radioprotection habits for children under 12 years old,
correlated with a reduction in radiological examinations requested and performed at the paediatric emergency room and their effects are long-lasting.
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