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Keith Strauss, Winner of the 2021 Image Gently Butterfly Award

Post Date: March 21, 2022
Keith Strauss, Winner of the 2021 Image Gently Butterfly Award

Keith Strauss is an Emeritus here in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Keith played a critical role in the department formulating protocols for our scanners to take images of our patients at the lowest possible radiation exposure without sacrificing image detail. He also gave lectures within the department on physics relating to medical imaging. We are proud to announce that he has been given the 2021 Image Gently Butterfly Award. 

What is Image Gently? 

As stated in their website, “The Image Gently Alliance is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging worldwide. The primary objective of the Alliance is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children. The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to change practice.” 

From the Butterfly Awards: 

Since the beginning of the Image Gently® campaign, the butterfly has been used as a symbol communicating both the soft touch and the big effect – the Butterfly Effect.1 Keith Strauss is being honored for his exceptional impact on the success of our efforts. We thank him for his service to the care of children. 

Keith Strauss Wins Butterfly Award

“In appreciation, to Keith J. Strauss, MSc, recognizing your influential and invaluable roles as a designer, developer and the delivery of the globally recognized Image Gently model. Your voice for safe imaging care, forged from science, practicality and wisdom and with a gentle embrace of compassion, made you a true and perfect diplomat in advancing pediatric imaging.” 


  1. Butterfly Awards, https://www.imagegently.org/About-Us/Butterfly-Awards 

Glenn Miñano, BFA, editor; Meredith Towbin, copy editor

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.