International Day of Radiology

The fifth annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR), Nov. 8, 2016, will focus on breast imaging. Celebrate the thousands of lives saved by the many contributions of breast imagers.

IDoR joint sponsors — the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology — will host international activities to mark the event, together with more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries.

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and European Society of Breast Imaging are actively participating in various IDoR activities to help stress the significance of our specialty in breast health care. The involvement of EuroSafe Imaging and Image Wisely reflects another key objective of the organizers: to raise awareness of radiation safety. IDoR 2016 will also include celebrations during National Radiologic Technology Week (Nov. 6–12).

Nov. 8, 2016, marks the 121st anniversary of the 1895 discovery of the X-ray by German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen.

As a member of the radiology community, you and your local radiology organizations and institutions can help support this important recognition of the contributions radiology has made to patient health care delivery and safety. Use our free resources to promote IDoR in your community. Join us as we recognize radiology’s role in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Ways to Celebrate the Year of Breast ImagingIDOR 2016 Poster thumbnail

  • Participate in International Day of Radiology (IDoR) activities
  • Sponsor a community event to demonstrate the importance of annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40
  • Hold a workshop, lecture, webinar, open house or tweet chat for medical professionals or consumers
  • Post, share, like and retweet information from social media accounts (use #IDoR2016)
  • Include IDoR information on your website
  • Publish articles in your newsletter
  • Recognize the accomplishments of your professional team
  • Draft a news release or op-ed and send to local media
  • Request an official proclamation by a local governing body

Promote IDoR on Social Media
Lend us your—thunder. Let others know that breast imaging saves lives. Promote #IDoR2016 and join our Thunderclap, a crowd-speaking platform that helps individuals be heard by saying something together. Sign up today.

Do you plan on celebrating IDoR 2016? Share your ideas and photos with us using the hashtag #IDoR2016.

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Free Special Journal Article Collection for the International Day of Radiology
A Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) article, "Direct Interactive Public Education by Breast Radiologists About Screening Mammography: Impact on Anxiety and Empowerment," is one of 14 articles published by Elsevier in a special collection in support of the International Day of Radiology. Read them now; free access is available until Feb. 2, 2017.