International Day of Radiology – November 8, 2016
November 8th marks the fifth annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR) sponsored jointly by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (@RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (@RadiologyACR). Celebrated with radiological societies the world over, International Day of Radiology is held with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare continuum. This year IDoR joint sponsors will host international activities to mark the event, together with more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries. Tweet This
International Day of Radiology
On November 8, 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the existence of x-rays and so the day was chosen by the IDoR sponsors as a day of action and awareness to commemorate this important discovery. Today, medical imaging is one of the most exciting and progressive disciplines in healthcare and a field of great activity in terms of technological and biological research. X-rays, MRI scans, ultrasound and numerous other medical imaging technologies, as well as the eye-catching images associated with them, are known to many people, but the exact purpose and value of these services is not widely understood. The sponsors of IDoR hope to alert the world to the stunning medical, scientific and even artistic possibilities of medical imaging, the essential role of the radiologist as a part of the healthcare team in countless medical scenarios, and the high educational and professional standards required of all staff working in medical imaging.
This Year’s Theme
Breast imaging has been chosen as the main theme of the day this year to highlight the important role that radiology plays in the detection, diagnosis, and management of diseases of the breast. The Society of Breast Imaging (@breastimaging) and European Society of Breast Imaging are actively participating in various IDoR activities to help stress the significance of radiology in breast health care. In addition to breast imaging, another important objective of IDoR is to raise awareness of radiation safety and so the organizations EuroSafe Imaging and Image Wisely (@ImageWisely) are also involved in spreading the message.
There are plenty of ways organizations can spread awareness of radiation safety and breast imaging to support this year’s IDoR. The American College of Radiology provides a toolkit, a list of ideas to celebrate, IDoR promotional resources, and additional resources about radiology and breast imaging. One of the simplest and quickest ways you can show your support is by promoting the IDoR on Social Media. Join the IDoR Thunderclap and let others know that breast imaging saves lives. Organizations and individuals are also encouraged to share ideas and photos with sponsors using the hashtag #IDoR2016.
— ACR Radiology (@RadiologyACR) November 3, 2016
New to IDoR is the 2016 Cake Competition. If you’re having a celebration at your institution this year, be sure to make a cake AND take photos, because the European Society of Radiology is holding an online cake competition! The cakes will be judged on looks and originality, and the winner will receive a prize of free registration for the European Congress of Radiology (#ECR2017), plus hotel accommodation.
Radiological Society of North America 2016 Annual Meeting
The Radiological Society of North America is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 54,000 members across the globe. RSNA hosts the largest medical meeting in the world, drawing 58,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to the Chicago event, both RSNA 2016 in-person attendees and medical professionals around the globe can participate in the RSNA 2016 Virtual Meeting. The Virtual Meeting offers expanded content, longer availability, CME credit for live sessions — plus a select number of CME-eligible courses on demand. Those interested can access Virtual Meeting courses live November 26-December 2 and on demand through December 23 at 4 PM CT. Finally, if you can’t make the meeting, virtually or otherwise, you can always follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag below.
— HITECH Answers (@HITECHAnswers) October 28, 2016