Our thank you to radiography professionals and support workers across the globe
World Radiography Day (WRD) is celebrated on 8 November each year.
The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
Radiography professionals worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare, and as an opportunity to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.
Our WRD 2023 activities are generously sponsored by Elekta. You can learn more about them below.
As a leader in precision radiation therapy, Elekta is committed to ensuring every patient has access to the best cancer care possible. They openly collaborate with customers to advance sustainable, outcome-driven and cost-efficient solutions to meet evolving patient needs, improve lives and bring hope to everyone dealing with cancer. For them, it's personal, and their global team of 4,700 employees combine passion, science, and imagination to profoundly change cancer care.
Earlier in the year, we partnered with Elekta to provide Year 11 - 13 students with an amazing opportunity to visit their HQ and gain an insight into the world of radiography:
Each year we give Society members the opportunity to design a poster celebrating their profession. This year our competition theme was 'Healthcare Heroes' and we received over a hundred amazing designs that represented how pivotal a role radiography professionals play in healthcare.
To download a copy of the winning posters and the runner up colouring sheets, please see below:
Craigavon Area Hospital
Southampton University Hospital Trust Oncology Centre
Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Specialist Interventional Radiographer
University Hospitals Plymouth Trust
Theoni Wicks Wallace
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Society of Radiographers is the professional body and trade union for the radiographic workforce. As 9/10 hospital patients will be treated by a radiography professional or support worker, it's likely you've met one of our members!
To learn more about radiography, explore our professional magazine (Synergy) profiles and features below:
Ruth Strudwick | Putting people first
Ruth Strudwick is a professor, radiographer, a journal editor, chair of multiple boards, and a researcher. Synergy sat down with her to find out how she balances her competing radiography passions.
Shannon Johnson | Making an impact
Therapeutic radiographer Shannon Johnson explains how a grant enabled her to research the profession's recruitment crisis.
15 Minutes With... Steven Edwards
We spend 15 minutes quizzing Steven Edwards about his shift from diagnostic radiography in humans to an animal hospital.
Theo Akudjedu | Inspiring future leaders
Dr Theo Akudjedu’s practical approach to teaching and mentoring is inspiring the future leaders of radiography.
Sonography: The next generation
Gender inequality in breast radiology
Our Patient Advisory Group (PAG) gives patients the opportunity to influence our work, ensuring diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services meet their needs.
Have you ever had an x-ray, scan or undergone radiotherapy treatment? If so, consider joining our PAG and sharing your views.
To find out more about the PAG and how to join, please email Georgina Hylton.
Our Benevolent Fund is a registered charity and exists to help members, former members and their dependants during times of hardship.
Support can take the form of both financial advice and assistance. If you need help, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
If you wish to donate to the Fund, please see here for more information.
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Learn about radiography careers; where cutting-edge technology meets compassionate care, offering a dynamic career that blends science, innovation, and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.Download the leaflet