Elekta is this year’s sponsor of World Radiography Day, which is celebrated on 8 November each year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of X-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
Elekta is a global leader in precision radiation therapy, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in more than 120 countries.
The company recently partnered with the SoR on a radiography careers day hosted at their state-of-the-art UK offices and training facilities in West Sussex (click here to read the Synergy article).
Dee Mathieson, Senior Vice President, Business Line Linac Solutions, and Managing Director of Elekta Limited said: “Elekta is so delighted and proud to be the corporate sponsor for the Society of Radiographers this year for World Radiography Day.
“Elekta has hired many trained radiographers over the years and their input and expertise in supporting our new product design and delivering training to clinical users and employees is invaluable.
"Elekta’s mission is to provide hope for people with cancer who are treated with our radiotherapy solutions and the radiographer’s role in delivering high-quality treatment is essential to this goal. To be the corporate sponsor for the SoR as we celebrate World Radiography Day is an honour and something that I am personally extremely proud to be part of.”
SoR CEO Richard Evans said: “This is great news to have Elekta on board as our 2023 sponsor for World Radiography Day. Radiography professionals worldwide use the day 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.
“To have a global company such as Elekta as our partner, with its clear commitment to supporting the radiography profession, means we can look forward to a special celebration this year.”
Each year we give SoR members the opportunity to design a poster celebrating the radiography profession. This year our competition theme is 'Healthcare Heroes', and it’s down to you to design a concept that best represents the pivotal role that radiography professionals play in healthcare.
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. As they say, “We don’t just build technology, we build hope”.