Written by : Karen Frangie - 09/11/16 - In Press releases and announcements
8 November is the International Day of Radiology (IDoR2016). This day commemorates Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of X-rays in 1895. Sponsored by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), this initiative aims to raise awareness of the benefits brought by radiology. Each of these institutions has contributed to various IDoR activities regarding the important role of the radiologist in patient care. “More than 140 radiology-related professional societies from around the world are celebrating this year’s International Day of Radiology,” the official IDoR’s press release.
IDoR 2016 − breast imaging as main theme
This year, the IDoR is dedicated to breast imaging and the essential role that radiology plays in the detection, diagnosis and management of diseases of the breast. On this special occasion, the ACR, RSNA and ECR have published a document titled Screening & Beyond about medical imaging related to breast diseases. This initiative is also supported by the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), which have participated in various IDoR activities to help stress the significance of the specialty in breast healthcare. In addition, the involvement of the radiation safety campaigns − EuroSafe Imaging and Image Wisely reflects another key objective: raising awareness of the risks related to ionizing radiation and the radiation safety procedures that need to be implemented in every healthcare facility.
The DACS Radiation Dose Monitor’s contribution to mammography
Thanks to its automatic data collection (average glandular dose, entrance dose, orientation, laterality, acquisition plans, compressed breast thickness, etc.), RDM allows you to perform advanced statistical analysis and scientific studies. For example, Mrs. Isabelle Fitton, Medical Physicist at the European Georges Pompidou Hospital (AP-HP), used RDM to collect all the necessary data to conduct a study on local diagnostic reference levels set up in mammography 2D and tomosynthesis.
Learn more about the International Day of Radiology (#IDoR2016): http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/