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Chitkara School of Health Sciences Commemorates World Radiographic Day

Published on November 15, 2021

The department of Allied Health Sciences, Chitkara School of Health Sciences celebrated “World Radiographic Day 2021: Interventional Radiology- Active Care for patient”. Dr.Gurbir Singh, Professor Emeritus, CSHS sensitized students regarding Active Care for Patients, Dr. Deepender Singh Rathore made students aware about the Interventional Radiology, also Dr. Chanchal Kaushik sensitized students regarding the Future jobs and career opportunities in Radiology.

An e-poster and poster competition for students was also launched with a similar goal (World Radiography Day 2021: Interventional Radiology – Active Care for Patients). Dr.Sonika Bakshi, Dean, Chitkara School of Health Sciences organized a variety of different activities for students as part of the celebration.

World Radiography Day is observed on November 8 each year to commemorate the discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays, on November 8, 1895, by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, who was given the Nobel Prize in Physics for this achievement in 1901. The goal of marking such a day is to enhance public knowledge of radiographic imaging and therapy, which plays an important role in patient diagnosis and treatment. The occasion also sees radiographers from across the globe promote radiography as a vocation and important addition to contemporary healthcare.

The first World Radiography Day was celebrated in 2012, with the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American College of Radiology (ACR) coming together for the initiative.

The European Day of Radiology, held on February 10, 2011, to commemorate the death anniversary of Wilhem Rontgen, who passed away on that date in 1923, was a forerunner to this event.

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