International Day of Radiology
International Day of Radiology is commemorated on November 8 of every year. The International Day of Radiology or IDOR or Radiology Day is an annual event celebrated to promote the role of medical imaging in modern healthcare. The Radiology day was celebrated with events in many countries, organized by the national professional societies which represent the radiologists. Radiology is a technique which uses medical imaging to diagnose and cure the diseases which are seen within the body. Some of the imaging techniques like computed tomography (CT), X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound are used to diagnose and treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies. Hence Radiology Day is a perfect day to raise public awareness of radiology and its benefits.
History of International Day of Radiology
The International Day of Radiology or the radiology day is a successor to the European day of radiology which was created in 2011. It was first celebrated on February 10 of 2011 to honor the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Death ( the person behind the creation of X-rays or Rontgen Rays). The European Day of Radiology was created by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and later they joined hands with Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) to create the Radiology Day. The main theme of International Day of Radiology 2012 is “medical imaging in oncology.” Last year nearly 150 radiology-related professional societies around the world celebrated the day, and the participating organizations will organize several events to commemorate the day. The main aim of the radiology day or International Day of Radiology is to raise public awareness of radiology and its benefits.
Other Celebrations on November 8
November 8 is also celebrated as
- Guinness World Record Day
- Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
- World Quality Day
- World Town Planning Day
How to celebrate International Day of Radiology
The best way to celebrate the Radiology Day is by raising awareness on the people about the importance of radiology and its benefits. Help peoples to learn about radiology which contributes to the safety of patient care, and the vital role that the radiologists play in the healthcare continuum. Share your thoughts on social media about the importance of social media by using the hashtag #IDOR2017.