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IDoR - International Day of Radiology

The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology.

The International Day of Radiology is a joint initiative by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) which was launched in 2012 with the aim of building greater awareness of the importance of radiology in patient care. Every year it is celebrated on November 8, the day Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered x-rays in 1895.

Being dedicated to a specific theme each year, IDoR events around the world will this year focus on radiology in emergency settings. Even though emergency radiology is a fairly recent subspecialty within the imaging field, it has gained enormous significance in recent years. Emergencies constitute a substantial portion of radiological cases and require efficient, effective handling with correct diagnoses and decisions in a timely manner. In the majority of hospitals today, radiologists are integral members of the emergency unit, and are in charge of sequencing, prioritisation and management of imaging services. Wherever this is the case, the outcome is impressive; not only is trauma imaging improved, with resulting lower morbidity and mortality, but all emergency patients benefit from the closer relationship between radiologists and the emergency department team. IDoR 2017 highlights this essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room, increasing the quality of care and treatment of patients.

Click here to download books from previous years’ topics

For more information on how you can participate in the International Day of Radiology go to www.internationaldayofradiology.com

To stay up-to-date on this great initiative throughout the year, hit like on the IDoR Facebook site

To download this year's IDoR poster, click here