Written by : Karen Frangie - 08/11/22 - In Blog
November 8 is a special date for the world of medical imaging, because it’s the International Day of Radiology (#IDOR2022), a joint initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The choice of this date owes nothing to chance, since it was on 8 November 1895 that Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the existence of X-rays, a major discovery that earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
Created by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), this initiative aims to highlight the role of imaging in modern medicine and to enlighten the public about the radiologist’s profession. National radiology societies and their radiological sub-specialties will organize their own activities, such as conferences, open days, social media communications, and press events.
This year’s theme: Radiologists and Radiographers supporting patients
This year’s focus is Healthcare professionals’ role in supporting patients. In this context, Medsquare highlights the contribution of the DACS Radiation Dose Monitor (RDM) for patients. RDM makes it possible to collect, archive and share all of the data necessary for the centralized management of the dose delivered to the patient, in radiology and nuclear medicine. Since 2012, RDM has established itself as an essential tool in radiation protection and the dose reduction process. Indeed, to better protect patients, the RDM solution offers key benefits that allow healthcare professionals to:
Thanks to RDM, healthcare professionals can collect a wealth of patient dose information and increase protection against radiation through justification and optimization. Thus, the whole objective of the solution is linked to radiation protection, understanding and risk assessment – especially in the context of repeated radiation examinations. RDM helps healthcare professionals take better care of patients, thanks to tools and indicators that, with a single click, show the caregivers the next actions that they can take, always with a view to improvement.
For more information, visit: www.internationaldayofradiology.com
In the occasion of the IDOR2022, posters have been created in several languages. The poster in English is shown below. Click here for more posters.