November 8 is the third annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR). Each year, this day raises awareness about the value of radiology in healthcare and creates an understanding of the role that radiologists play in the industry. This year is dedicated to brain imaging specifically, which is a major player in diagnosing and treating brain disease.
The American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology will host international events to celebrate the day. The day will involve 100 medical societies in 57 countries! IDoR is celebrated by medical professionals who attend events such as medical lectures, seminars, interactive workshops and medical courses pertaining specifically to the topic of brain imaging.
Every day, radiology is used to treat and cure patients of their ailments. Radiology is broken into two areas, which are diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. Diagnostic radiology is used to screen for different illnesses, see how a patient’s body is responding to a treatment and to diagnose the cause of a patient’s symptoms. Interventional radiology has several different uses such as to assist a doctor with the insertion of catheters or other small medical instruments into the body. This type of radiology also allows doctors to see into the body without having to insert a scope.
This year’s IDoR is dedicated to creating awareness specifically about brain imaging. Brain imaging helps medical professionals routinely detect and diagnose serious diseases and illnesses. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, brain imaging can show damage to brain tissue, the skull or blood vessels in the brain.
As we celebrate IDoR, we encourage you to take some time to recognize how brain imaging plays an important role in healthcare as it aids in the detection and prevention of brain disease.
Via Radiology provides Seattle diagnostic imaging, offering services like ultrasound, MRI, CT scans, x-ray and other imaging modalities. We also provide interventional services and screening services, including screenings for lung cancer. Contact us online for more information.