World Radiography Day
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World Radiography Day is celebrated every year on 8 November.
The day marks the anniversary of the birth of X-rays.
X-ray plays a huge role in the medical industry as one of the diagnostic tools that help doctors detect a wide variety of problems, and diagnose diseases to treat them better and in a timely manner.
X-rays have made diagnosis easy and painless.
The day also helps to recognize the hard work of radiographers and radiologists who made X-rays possible.
This is the 11th International Day of Radiology and this is observed by all the medical imaging professionals from across the world.
The theme of International Day of Radiology 2022 - "Radiologists and Radiographers supporting patients."
Background of the day
X-rays were discovered by Professor Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen in the year 1895, when he was working with cathode-ray tubes in his laboratory.
He observed a fluorescent glow of crystals on a table near his tube, which contained a bulb with negative and positive electrodes.
When air was removed from the tube and a high voltage was applied, the tube produced a fluorescent glow.
When the tube was covered with black paper and that material was placed a few feet away from the tube, it generated a green fluorescent light.
He found that the rays could pass through human tissues but not through bones and metal.
The first World Radiography Day was observed in 2007 by the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists on 8 November.
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