More than 700 providers have signed on to an initiative to use the least radiation necessary for imaging procedures and communicate the optimal imaging protocols to referring physicians.

The Image Wisely campaign, announced during RSNA 2010 in Chicago, initially will focus on CT scans, which were performed nearly 87 million times in 2009, according to the Image Wisely sponsors. They include the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiologic Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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