International Day of Radiology 2021: Theme, History
Every year, World Radiography Day or International Day of Radiology is observed on 8th November to commemorate the discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays.
- It also aims to promote the role of medical imaging in modern healthcare.
International Day of Radiology 2021: Theme
- The theme for International Day of Radiology 2021 is ‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’
International Day of Radiology 2021: History
- In 1895, German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-radiation, or X-rays and was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Physics for this achievement in 1901.
- In 2012, The first World Radiography Day was celebrated by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American College of Radiology (ACR).
- In addition, the World Radiography Day celebrations took the place of the European Day of Radiology, with November 8, the anniversary of X-ray discovery by Rontgen has been chosen for annual celebrations.
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