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Celebrating Advancements in Radiology

International Day of Radiology was established in 2012 to celebrate the changing role of modern healthcare in medical imaging. The 8th of November is also the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays, as discovered by, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.

We will acknowledge the critical role that radiology plays to help ensure earlier detection, fewer surgeries, and improved treatment outcomes for patients. On November 8, we take an opportunity to promote these benefits amongst our colleagues in healthcare and the public at large.

To help support these efforts, we ask imaging professionals worldwide to pause for a moment, look back at their hard work and recognize the important contributions of radiology in the active care of patients.

Originally the European Day of Radiology was launched in 2011 and organized by the European Society of Radiology but as interest grew, the ESR joined forces with the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiography and established the International Day of Radiology.

The ESR, RSNA & ACR are supported by umbrella organizations from all around the world to highlight the fast-growing, innovative, medical, and scientific capabilities of Radiology.

International, national and local events, fundraisers, and conferences are arranged for this day and to find out more please visit or check out the Facebook page for announcements about the day.

Alongside these activities, we encourage all radiologists and radiographers to amplify the visibility of medical imaging on November 8, by being particularly active on social media and remembering to use the hashtag #IDoR2022.

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World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year.

The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

Radiographers worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare, and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.

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