Image Gently Family-Friendly Campaign

An Educational Partnership between Family Medicine and Pediatric Radiology.

Medical imaging is widely used in the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions. Imaging often utilizes radiation, and this exposure raises questions and concerns from patients and providers alike. When considering medical options, providers need to clearly explain potential risks and benefits, critically appraise the available literature for evidence-based recommendations, positively influence their healthcare team’s actions and share the informed decision-making process with their patient and family.

This innovative module utilizes radiation protection in children as a framework to emphasize:

  • layperson terminology as a crucial bridge to close the health literacy gap,
  • clinical decision support and critical appraisal skills to encourage evidence-based practice,
  • motivational interviewing to empower learner-directed change with patients and colleagues,
  • and shared decision-making to promote respectful healthcare.

The Image Gently Family-Friendly Campaign module is a free interactive learning experience, built by an interprofessional, interdisciplinary team made up of Family Medicine and Pediatric Radiology physicians, radiology technologists, medical physicists, health professions educators and medical students.

The module was ideally designed for medical students in their Family Medicine clerkship. It would also fit well within a Pediatrics clerkship or a Radiology rotation. However, we expect that it could be beneficial for residents and attending physicians, alike. We anticipate it will take one hour to complete the course.

Image Gently Family-Friendly Campaign Trailer


Learning Objectives


By the end of the module, learners should be able to accurately:

  1. Explain radiation, radiation risks and risk mitigation strategies using layperson terminology.
  2. Utilize clinical decision support, or critically appraise the available literature, to guide medical recommendations.
  3. Describe how to engage with their healthcare teammates to utilize available evidence-based recommendations.
  4. Demonstrate shared decision-making with patients and their families.

Instructions to Receive a Certificate of Completion


In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must:

  1. View each page of the module and complete the post-module survey.
  2. Print/view your CME certificate or Certificate of Participation from your My Learning Dashboard.

Access the module now

Technical Specifications


Supported browsers on Windows, Mac OS:

  • Google Chrome, latest two versions.
  • Mozilla Firefox, latest two versions.
  • Apple Safari, latest two versions for MAC OS only.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The following faculty have no financial relationships to disclose: Christopher W. Bunt, MD, FAAFP; Ami Gokli, MD, MSed; Kristen Hood Watson, MD; Dina Kurzweil, PhD; Grace S. Mitchell, MD, MBA; Noelle Molter, MD, MBA; Dana R. Nguyen, MD; FAAFP; Emilee Palmer BSRT (R) (CT)

Alexander J. Towbin, MD, FACR, FAAP has the following conflicts to disclose:

  • Image Gently Steering Committee Member
  • Author Royalties: Elsevier
  • Consultant: Applied Radiology
  • Grant funding: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Funded travel: KLAS; Merative

Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, FAAP, FSABI has the following conflicts to disclose:

  • Chair, Image Gently Steering Committee

Samuel L. Brady, PhD has the following conflicts to disclose:

  • Vice-Chair, Image Gently Steering Committee

The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private ones of the authors/speakers and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of the Department of Defense, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), or any other agency of the U.S. government.