World Radiography Day - November 8
Wed Nov 8th

World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day, November 8th, commemorates the X-ray's discovery on November 8th. The day also highlights the vital role that radiographers and radiologists play in the health-care industry.

Order an X-ray The first thing a doctor does when a patient breaks a bone is to order an X-ray. Healthcare professionals can see what's going on inside the body with this kind of medical imaging. A form of electromagnetic radiation that passes through objects is used in the painless diagnostic test.

In addition to bone fractures, X-rays can also detects: X-rays can also detects:

  • Tumors
  • Enlarged heart
  • Blockages in blood vessels are common in blood vessels
  • Fluid in lungs
  • Dislocated joints
  • Internal infections
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tooth decay
  • Foreign objects in the body are included in the body

The benefits of X-rays include being completely non-invasive and taking only a few minutes to complete. Doctors like X-rays because the findings can be seen almost immediately. Radiographers perform X-rays, and radiologists perform X-rays, and the results are analyzed by a radiologist once the test is completed. The radiologist then sends the doctor the details. In some instances, radiologists must use other types of medical imaging techniques to diagnose a problem. These may include a CT Scan, MRI, fluoroscopy, mammography, or ultrasound.

In 1895, X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who discovered X-rays. In 1901, he received the first Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery. Marie Curie, a Polish-born physicist, helped advance the X-ray by using radium, which she found. Hospitals were already using X-ray technology in the early 1900s. X-rays were a normal part of patient diagnostics by the 1930s. Around 3.6 million diagnostic tests that use radiation in medical imaging are performed each year. Diagnostic problems that account for up to 80% of diagnostic problems are solved with the help of X-rays.

How to celebrate #worldradiographyday

On this day, radiologists' organizations and healthcare providers host events that inform the public about X-rays and radiation safety. Radiographers also host conferences and seminars to discuss and implement changes in their field. Global health organizations are also on the front page of urging radiography coverage and quality in developing countries. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Thank a radiographer or radiologist for all that they do
  • Learn more about radiation and how this energy converts radiation to produce an X-ray
  • Learn more about Marie Curie and Raymond Valiant Damadian's contributions to radiography

#WorldRadiographyDay is a hashtag that is used on social media to raise money for this day.

The first world radiography day in history is a landmark in the world radiography day

Since 1996, the Radiographers Association of Madhya Pradesh in India has held a special radiography day. Since 2007, the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technicians has commemorated World Radiography Day. They selected the date of November 8th to commemorate the first X-rays were first discovered in 1895.