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International Day of Radiology

November 8 is the International Day of Radiology and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. This time the day is dedicated to brain imaging and radiology’s important role in combating brain diseases.

This year will also see the production of the third book in the series The Story of Radiology, which chronicles the exciting, often strange, history of radiological development and innovation. A book on brain imaging will also be produced, written by experts in the field, giving readers an insight into the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. Click here to read The Story of Radiology and other publications about radiology.

Last year more than 100 radiology-related professional societies from around the world celebrated the International Day of Radiology and this year we hope to see even more joining the initiative and bringing even more momentum to this already fast-growing movement. Participating societies will hold a range of different events to celebrate the day, which you will be able to find on the activities page. If you hear about any events taking place in your area to mark the occasion then please let us know at contact@internationaldayofradiology.com

 

Planning to host an IDoR 2014 event? Tell us about it

We’d like to hear about your IDoR celebration, whether it’s breakfast, brunch, an open day, a meeting at your local faculty, lectures and workshops, or a big party. Help us raise awareness of this special day and the importance of medical imaging.

Send us your pictures, videos and messages about your IDoR celebration, either to socialmedia@myESR.org, or by posting on the IDoR Facebook page, or by tweeting with the #IDoR2014 hashtag.

 

Here is the official IDoR 2014 poster

More than 600 votes were cast in our poster poll over the last few weeks. We are excited to announce the clear winner and official poster for this year’s International Day of Radiology. Thank you for your participation and votes. You can download and share the poster here.

 

Hooray for the x-ray …

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you’ve probably had an x-ray. If you’ve hurt a joint, there’s a chance you’ve been examined with ultrasound. In fact, whether you’ve bumped your head, had sudden chest pains, or even discovered you were pregnant, if a doctor has ever wanted to know more about what’s going on inside you, it’s quite likely you’ve been referred to someone in the radiology department.

Radiologists are not the most visible members of the healthcare team, but they are the ones who, in many cases, provide the answers about your condition. Using images produced with a variety of techniques, they can tell the exact nature and location of your fracture, whether your head has sustained any serious damage, and whether your stomach pains are due to a swollen appendix or that key you swallowed yesterday.

Actually, the full scope of services offered by radiology (which is part of the wider field of ‘medical imaging’) is a lot broader than you might think, and goes much, much further than just diagnosis. So, to raise awareness of the many and varied roles of medical imaging in healthcare, we decided to celebrate!

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