The International Day of Radiology celebrated this year on 8th November is an annual event held with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving understanding of the vital role radiologists and radiological technologists play in the healthcare continuum.

The day is a joint initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), with the full cooperation and involvement of the International Society of Radiology (ISR), as well as umbrella organisations on all continents.

In 2021, IDoR will be dedicated to Interventional Radiology and its essential role in treating patients. As the world continues to face the challenges posed by COVID-19, it is extremely important to acknowledge the key role that medical imaging has in medicine, not only during unforeseen circumstances such as the pandemic, but also on a daily basis in all areas of patient care. Interventional radiology is a unique and growing subspecialty that helps and protects patients each and every day.

For IDoR 2021, ESR have chosen the motto ‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’. With this phrase, we invite everyone to celebrate the essential role that interventional radiology plays in treating patients. To help support these celebrations, they are asking imaging professionals across the world to pause for a moment, look back at their hard work and celebrate the contributions of radiology in the active care of patients.

With this year’s motto, ESR cordially invite individuals and organisations (national radiological societies, radiological subspecialty societies, radiographer societies & allied sciences societies, imaging departments etc.) throughout the world to share impressions of their day as they celebrate IDoR 2021.

If you or your practice will be celebrating IDOR please forward any photos or details of your celebrations to and we will forward on to the ESR.

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