Dear ISRRT Members,
Happy World Radiography Day and thank-you to all our members. The ISRRT celebrates and recognizes your knowledge, skills, expertise and care you take every day in your efforts to support your patients as frontline healthcare professionals. ISRRT has chosen this year’s theme as “Elevating Patient Care with Artificial Intelligence, radiographers are essential in elevating patient care”. Check out the ISRRT World Radiography Day poster on our website at www.isrrt.org and download for your use in celebrating. This day was created to mark the anniversary of the discovery of x-ray’s by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. As radiographers worldwide, we use this day to celebrate and create public awareness about diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy and to promote the radiographer’s vital role as part of the health care team.
As professionals, we make a difference because we understand the cornerstone of the principle of radiation protection for our patients is Justification and Optimization. We make a commitment to ensure these principles are a part of our everyday work. As members of the ISRRT Global organization we are also committed to our mission to improve the delivery of healthcare to people around the world by promoting quality patient care, education and research. As members we embrace our core values: Promoting Professionalism and Integrity and bringing excellence and compassion in the delivery of medical imaging and radiation therapy for the patient.
Each of us have an opportunity to celebrate ourselves and what we do for patients through our vital role in elevating patient care with AI on November 8th.
How will each of you celebrate World Radiography Day? As your ISRRT president I will be celebrating with my staff at my hospital as a frontline Health care professional caring for our patients. I will also be joining the ISRRT Facebook live session on Nov 8th “Artificial Intelligence in radiography practice: An International Perspective”. Please join us and celebrate World Radiography Day!
Please take time to download ISRRT World Radiography poster” “Elevating Patient Care with Artificial Intelligence, radiographers are essential in elevating patient care” and use it during your celebrations on Nov 8th. Share a picture of you celebrating World Radiography day and send them to us so ISRRT can celebrate our members on our ISRRT Facebook page.
Also take some pictures and send us a short paragraph to share with the ISRRT about how our members celebrated this important day. We will publish these in this issue of News and Views. Please email your pictures and write up to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to seeing how our members help celebrate .
Donna Newman B.A. RT (R) CNMT PET F.A.S.R.T. ISRRT President