International Day of Radiology to celebrate imaging's origin, future

Imaging organizations are celebrating the first International Day of Radiology (IDoR), Nov. 8, which marks the anniversary of the discovery of the x-ray in 1895.

Sponsored by the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology, the IDoR will be celebrated in 38 countries. The aim is to share the medical, scientific and even artistic possibilities of medical imaging, the essential role of the radiologist as a part of the healthcare team and the educational and professional standards required of all staff working in medical imaging.

This year, many activities are organized through the theme of oncologic imaging. National societies have arranged lectures and events on an array of topics ranging from sports imaging at the 2012 Olympics to the future of radiology.

The sponsoring organizations have compiled multiple resources to help practices mark IDoR. These include patient-focused brochures and booklets detailing the story of radiology and the role of imaging in oncology, op-eds, news articles and advertisements.

To learn more about IDoR, click here.