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International Day of Radiology observed on November 8, 2021

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International Day Of Radiology 2021The 10th International Day of Radiology (IDoR-2021) was observed globally on November 8, 2021 by all Radiologists, radiographers, radiological technologists and professionals from related fields with the motto ‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’.

  • Celebrated annually, this day commemorates the discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays, on November 8, 1895, by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen. In 1901, he became the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for this achievement.
  • The day is also dedicated to Interventional Radiology and its essential role in treating patients.


i.To raise awareness regarding the contribution of radiology in the diagnosis and treatment of patients

ii.To improve public understanding of the role radiologists and radiographers in healthcare

iii.To promote radiography as a career

Key Points:

i.The first IDoR was celebrated in 2012 by European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American College of Radiology (ACR).

ii.IDoR replaced the European Day of Radiology, which was organised by the ESR on February 10, 2011 to coincide with the death anniversary of Wilhem Rontgen, who passed away on February 10, 1923.

iii.Globally, various organisations celebrate this day. In India, the Radiographers Association of Madhya Pradesh has been observing this day since 1996, when it was proposed by Shivakant Vajpai, the secretary of the organisation.

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About Interventional radiology:

Interventional radiology is a medical subspecialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.