Did you know?

The International Day of Radiology has taken place on November 8 every year since 2012.

This website was made to mark the International Day of Radiology (IDOR), an annual event which is celebrated by professionals working in radiology throughout the world. Each year, we highlight a particular theme within the field of radiology, which this year is emergency radiology.

To find out more about the International Day of Radiology and emergency radiology, visit IDOR2017.com, where you can also download our series of books on previous IDoR themes.

Radiology is used for a lot more besides emergencies.

Want to know more about radiology? If you’re interested in how x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy, and various other procedures are performed, visit RadiologyInfo.org for more information. The website contains descriptions of more than 200 procedures, examinations and diseases, all reviewed and approved by experts.

The European Society of Radiology is the largest radiology society in the world.

This website was created by the European Society of Radiology (ESR)which currently counts more than 75,000 radiology professionals around the world as its members. The ESR holds one of the world’s largest medical meetings, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) every year in Vienna, attracting around 25,000 delegates. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at myESR.org find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Radiology is all about teamwork.

Whereas radiologists are medical doctors who specialise in image interpretation, radiographers (or radiological technologists/technicians) are experts in the production of high quality images and are also vital members of radiology teams. Being a radiographer requires a broad variety of knowledge and experience in areas including patient contact, anatomy, pathology, and medical physics.

In a hospital or clinic, there is a high chance that you will meet a radiographer during an x-ray, CT or MRI examination.

The story of radiology began in 1895, when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen created the first x-ray image.

The German physicist was investigating the external effects of various kinds of vacuum tubes in his laboratory, when he discovered a new kind of ray that would pass through certain materials and cast shadowy images on a screen. The very first x-ray image he captured was that of his wife Anna Bertha’s hand.

Find out more about Röntgen and his discovery at the German Röntgen Museum’s website.