Introduction – World Radiography Day is celebrated every year on November 8 across the world to honor the discovery of X-Rays in the year 1895. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen was a German Scientist has completed the discovery of X-rays and X-radiation in the year 1895. Later, he became the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics with great achievement in the year 1901. The main purpose of this international day is to spread awareness of radiographic imaging and therapy which play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Today, it will celebrate the 11th anniversary of World Radiography Day.
History – As per several sources, firstly, World Radiography is celebrated in the year 2007 by the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists on November 8. In past, when the American College of Radiology (ACR), European Society of Radiology (ESR), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) came together to celebrate this international day in 2012.
Theme – The theme of World Radiography Day in the year 2002 is ‘’Radiographers at the Forefront of Patient Safety’’ to promote all radiographers, radiologists, and radiological technologists to encourage the important role of radiology in the treatment of diseases.
Significance – Radiology is one of the medical disciplines which uses medical imaging for diagnosing and treating diseases within the bodies of humans and animals. There are several imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), X-Ray radiography, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET), and fluoroscopy that are used in diagnosing or treating diseases.
The main aim of this international day is to raise awareness about the importance of radiology which contributes for patient care. This global day also marks the significant role of radiologists which plays an important role in diagnosing severe diseases through X-Rays.