World radiography day is being celebrated to commemorate the discovery of x-rays on this day on 8th November 1895, 116 yrs ago by Prof. W. C. Roentgen, a physicist from Germany. To pay tribute to this great discoverer of X-Rays, Radiographers / Radiological Technologists all over the world celebrate this day in one form or the other to make aware the public about the evolution of this profession of radiography along with role and responsibilities of the practitioners of x-rays. The discovery of x rays proved a great boon to the suffering mankind and revolutionized the field of medicine by making it possible to see inside of the body, which was not possible earlier. Many mysteries were unfolded and facilitated the physicians with the indispensable tool of medicine to save the precious human life. During the last few decades there has been tremendous advancement in the field of medical technology, especially in the radiological technology with the introduction of digital radiography, Computed Tomography, MRI, Fusion CT, and Flat Panel Bi-Plane Digital Angiography. To keep pace with this rapid developing technology, the role and responsibilities of the radiological technologists / radiographers have increase manifold and the need to update their knowledge from time to time.
To keep pace with this new technologies Indian Association of Radiological Technologists in collaboration of the Department of Radio-diagnosis, Govt. Multi-specialty hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, shall be celebrating this day by organizing a Poster competition, Quiz contest and Seminar in the Auditorium of District Family Welfare Office, Sector 22, Chandigarh. This program will be inaugurated by Dr. Chander Mohan, Director Health Services, Chandigarh Administration and Prof. N Khandelwal, Head dept. of Radio-diagnosis, PGIMER, Chandigarh will be the guest of honour. From PGIMER Chandigarh Mr. S. C. Bansal, Lecturer Dept. of Radio-diagnosis and Secretary General of the Indian Association of Radiological Technoloists will apprised about the different applications and uses of X-Rays in Medicine.
A large number of delegates and student members in the field of radiological technology from the tri-city as well as from the Neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana are expected to attend this function.