Radiology groups’ campaigns came first

“Should you worry about the radiation from CT scans?” [Jan. 5] mentions a number of efforts by physician groups — including Image Wisely, Image Gently and Choosing Wisely — aimed at reducing unnecessary imaging tests.

Image Wisely and Image Gently are distinct efforts from Choosing Wisely and are led by the American College of Radiology and other radiology groups. Both radiology campaigns provided inspiration for, and predate, Choosing Wisely. Choosing Wisely was created by the ABIM Foundation, which promotes medical professionalism, in partnership with Consumer Reports and leading medical specialty societies. Its goal is to encourage conversations about avoiding unnecessary care. More information can be found at choosingwisely.org.

Daniel Wolfson,
Executive Vice President, ABIM Foundation, Philadelphia