“This year’s IDoR, focusing on brain imaging, should highlight that radiology also plays a role in the management of brain disorders – and it is not just the domain of neurology. IDoR should also provide an example of best practice in highlighting collaboration between health professionals and patient organisations,” said Donna Walsh, Executive Director of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA).
The theme was put forward by EFNA through the Patient Advisory Group on Medical Imaging [PAGMI], a group developed by the European Society of Radiology to foster dialogue with patient groups at the European level.
To mark the day, a booklet has been launched on the role of imaging in five major diseases of the brain: brain tumour, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease & dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
After successful runs in 2012 and 2013, in which 110 radiology and medicine-related societies joined the initiative, IDoR 2014 reached new heights with more participants than ever. Over 40 European national radiology societies participated, as well as 20 North American, 12 Latin American and 10 Asian societies. For the first time, five African societies, representing 26 countries, will also took part in the initiative.
All the key information about the International Day of Radiology, including this year’s booklets, can be found on the official International Day of Radiology website: www.internationaldayofradiology.com