World Radiography Day

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.

About Elekta

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:

WRD Poster Competition 2023

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:

 Chris Swain
CT Radiographer
Craigavon Area Hospital


Frankie Colling
Therapeutic Radiographer
Southampton University Hospital Trust Oncology Centre


Kristy Wallace
 Specialist Radiographer
Edinburgh Cancer Centre


Kristy Wallace
Specialist Interventional Radiographer
University Hospitals Plymouth Trust


Theoni Wicks Wallace
Diagnostic Radiographer
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Colouring Sheets


Meet our members

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.

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Shannon Johnson | Making an impact

Therapeutic radiographer Shannon Johnson explains how a grant enabled her to research the profession's recruitment crisis.

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15 Minutes With... Steven Edwards

We spend 15 minutes quizzing Steven Edwards about his shift from diagnostic radiography in humans to an animal hospital.

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Theo Akudjedu | Inspiring future leaders

Dr Theo Akudjedus practical approach to teaching and mentoring is inspiring the future leaders of radiography.

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Sonography: The next generation

Gender inequality in breast radiology

How two radiographers transformed breast screening in their department for all genders.

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Meet Dave Pilborough, President of the Society and College of Radiographers

Join our Patient Advisory Group

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.

Benevolent Fund

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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