Table 4

Strategies for Education and Communication

StrategyPrimary ResponsibilityStakeholdersImplementation Time Frame
Identify, catalog, and develop education resources
  • Professional and scientific organizations

  • Regulators

  • Patients, public, media

  • Healthcare professionals

2011–2012
Identify and disseminate best practices
  • Professional and scientific organizations

  • Certifying and accrediting organizations

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Industry

  • Professional and scientific organizations

  • Regulators

  • Payers

2012–2013
Heighten awareness of radiation
  • Professional and scientific organizations Industry

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Research scientists

  • Hospitals and testing/procedural labs

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Funding agencies

  • Industry

Ongoing; 2015
  • Develop and test new methods of communicating the risk and risk benefit of low-dose medical radiation

Ongoing recognition and minimization of unintended consequences
  • All stakeholders above

  • Patients, public, media

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Payers

Ongoing