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International Day of Radiology: Emergency Radiology

Emergency Radiology Hampton Roads VAThe International Day of Radiology is building greater awareness of the value that radiology research, diagnosis and treatment contribute to safe patient care, and better understanding of the vital role radiologists perform in healthcare delivery. November 8, 2017 marks the sixth annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR). This year’s theme is dedicated to emergency radiology, and the essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room.

The International Day of Radiology is celebrated on November 8, because it is the anniversary of the 1895 discovery of the X-ray by German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen.

Radiologists are not always the most visible members of the healthcare team, but, in many cases, they are the ones who provide the answers about a patients’ condition. Our radiologists use images produced with a variety of techniques and technologies, to pinpoint the exact nature and location of your fracture, whether your head has sustained any serious damage, and whether your stomach pains are due to a swollen appendix.

The International Day of Radiology serves an excellent opportunity to build greater awareness of the value that radiology research, diagnosis and treatment contribute to safe patient care, and better understanding of the vital role radiologists perform in healthcare delivery.

Radiologists in the emergency room increase the quality of care and treatment of patients.

Second Annual International Day of Radiology

The second International Day of Radiology (IDoR) was celebrated earlier this month. The goal of this day is to recognize the many innovations in radiology research that have International Day of Radiologyrevolutionized modern medicine, produced great technological leaps, enabled more effective and efficient care and saved countless lives.

This year, the focus was the important role radiology plays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases.  This is timely as November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States, and radiology plays a major role in the detection, diagnosis and management of a wide variety of lung diseases.

Early detection is your best protection. Lung cancer that is detected early is more successfully treated. Visit radiologyinfo.org website for information on Lung Cancer Screening

Nov. 8, 2013, the date that marks the International Day of Radiology also marks the 118th anniversary of the 1895 discovery of the X-ray by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen.  PRA wants our patients to be as interested in this landmark as we are.  Without these early innovations, we would not be where we are today!

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