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IDoR - International Day of Radiology

IDoR 2016: Focusing on Breast Imaging

November 8 2016 marks the fifth year that the International Day of Radiology will be celebrated worldwide. In an initiative bringing together representatives from all continents, the IDoR is led by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Meanwhile, the International Society of Radiology (ISR), plus societies from a network of affiliated associations with origins beyond Europe and North America, provided full support to the IDoR initiative.

November 8 was the date in 1895 when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen advanced medical imaging, through the discovery of X-rays. The medical milestone establishes November 8 as the date that over 140 radiological societies from around the world raise awareness for medical imaging. CIRSE joins this dedicated team, focused on improving the profile of a very dynamic and modern area of healthcare.

Last year, the focus of the IDoR was on paediatric imaging, whereas breast imaging is at the heart of proceedings this year. The organisers will detail the many ways in which radiology may be used to detect, diagnose and manage diseases of the breast, through collaboration with the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).

Despite a lack of awareness for their work, various medical scenarios exist in which radiologists are essential to ensuring proper healthcare. The public can also benefit from being alerted to the additional uses of medical imaging, which range from art to science. Through a variety of channels, the various applications of medical imaging are to be displayed for the IDoR.

IDoR activities in North America and Europe will include public lectures, media campaigns and department open days, while some of the activities scheduled to take place will be delivered by the invited radiological and allied science societies. Together, the parties driving this venture promise to enlighten many, revealing the true value of medical imaging today and its greater potential impact on the future. 

Learn more

All information about the International Day of Radiology, including the booklets, can be found on the official International Day of Radiology website: www.internationaldayofradiology.com

To keep up to date with the latest news about the International Day of Radiology, simply like the International Day of Radiology Facebook page.

You can download the official poster here.

  The Breast Imaging Book (PDF download 23 MB)