World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

The day itself is all about promoting the role of a radiographer and recognising the vital contribution to modern healthcare. Radiography is an umbrella term for two different but allied professions. Diagnostic radiographers, who we employ at SASH, use imaging technology such as CT scanners and MRIs in order to examine and diagnose all types of disease in patients. Therapeutic radiographers, who can be found in St Luke’s Cancer Centre, in addition to using imaging equipment, are also trained to design and deliver radiotherapy treatment to cancer patients.

Last year alone at SASH, the team delivered 60391 CT scans to those who need our services.

This year the World Radiography Day theme is: “Healthcare heroes”, highlighting the role that radiographers play in promoting and maintaining radiation safety and general patient safety in all aspects of the patient journey.  

We are using this day at SASH to thank our radiography team for all their outstanding work and you can find out more about their role by clicking the video below.