Provide patients with tools to track their personal medical imaging history.
is collaborating with the ACR and RSNA joint
task force currently coordinating Image Wisely,
to develop and disseminate a patient medical
imaging record card.26
FDA will make this card available on our
While ultimately the best way of tracking a patientís history of radiation exposure will be to incorporate it into that patientís paper or electronic medical record, a personal record card will give patients and their caregivers a means, in the short term, of tracking their own medical imaging histories and sharing this information with their physicians. This will help facilitate critical discussions between patients and providers about the best available clinical options.