International Day of Radiology

International Day of Radiology

International Day of Radiology was established in 2012 to celebrate the changing role in modern healthcare of medical imaging. The 8th of November is also the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays, as discovered by, Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1895.

As every year, the International Day of Radiology (IDoR2020) will once again be celebrated on November 8 with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving public understanding of the vital role radiologists and radiographers play in the healthcare continuum.

This is a difficult time for the whole world as the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic affects so many areas of our lives. In challenging times like these, hope can be a powerful force for change and a compelling source of reassurance. The tireless and tremendous efforts and dedication of medical staff in fighting the pandemic gives everyone hope.

In 2020, the International Day of Radiology will therefore be dedicated to all imaging professionals and their essential role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic making an indispensable contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

For IDoR 2020, we have chosen the motto ‘Radiologists and radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19’. With this phrase, we invite everyone to celebrate the critical role that medical imaging has played during the current crisis. On this important day, we ask imaging professionals across the world to pause for a moment, look back at their hard work and the challenges they have faced over the past months, and recognise their own contributions and those of their colleagues and friends.

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Event Date November 8, 2020