International Day of Radiology by Catherine Campbell

06 November 2019

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As my focus in Projectus is within the Radiology sector my team and I are very excited that the World Radiology day is upon us and is celebrated on the 8th November each year.

This marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895 and since this, the Radiology market/sector has been booming.
Wilhelm was a Germanmechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8th November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation a wavelength range known as X-ray or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel prize in physics in 1901.

In honour of him, In 2004 the International Union of pure and applied chemistry named roentgenium, a radioactive element with multiple unstable isotopes, after him.

So, if we think about radiology and how far it has come since this it really is astonishing…where would we be without the overall umbrella of radiology products and how they have changed the world in terms of diagnosis for very serious health problems. Whether it be diagnostic imaging products including ultrasound (which is so important for pregnancy), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiography and radiography, and fluoroscopy systems, mammography, molecular imaging, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), radio pharmacy, pre-clinical imaging.

The list really does go on and it’s exciting to see what the future holds with regards to advanced developments in nuclear medicine etc and the importance of artificial intelligence alongside radiology. I also think its important to give a special shout out to all clinical professionals who are the super stars that do the tests and deliver the results and without them we would be lost so a big thank you and enjoy Radiology day 2019!