International day of radiology puts spot light on lung imaging

Over 100 medical societies in 57 countries around the world join together to mark the day.

Over 100 medical societies in 57 countries around the world are celebrating the second annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR) today.

The awareness day, organised by European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), aims to help the general public understand the role of medical imaging.

Deaths from cancer and other serious illnesses and injuries have decreased in recent years largely due to early diagnosis made possible by imaging exams — such as lung computerised tomography (CT) scans. Most recently, lung CT scans were shown by clinical trials to significantly reduce lung cancer deaths among high-risk patients.

ELF worked with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) and the patients involved in the U-BIOPRED project to contribute to a booklet published for the day. Patients from U-BIOPRED have experienced CT scans as part of the project and shared their thoughts on the questions the booklet should address.

All information about the International Day of Radiology, including the booklet, can be found on the official International Day of Radiology website.

If you would like to find out about U-BIOPRED project on severe asthma and how patients have been involved, visit the website.

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