World Radiography Day

On 8th November, World Radiography Day is celebrated annually across the globe. This day observes the anniversary of the X-Rays’ discovery. This day is also celebrated with the aim of raising awareness regarding radiographic images.


This day is observed to commemorate X-Rays’ discovery. On 8th November, 1895, X-rays were discovered. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a German Scientist, made this discovery. In the year 1901, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time.

The first world radiography day was celebrated in the year 2012. This day has been celebrated by the Radiological Society of North America, the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. Previously, the European Radiology Day was celebrated on February 10, 2011. This coincided with Wilhelm Rontgen’s death anniversary as he died on 10th February in the year 1923.

In India, the Radiographers Association of Madhya Pradesh celebrates the World Radiography Day and this day is being observed in the country since the year 1996.

Objective of this day

The aim of observing this day is to raise public awareness of radiation imaging and treatment, which play an important role in the treatment and diagnosis of patients, especially to minimize radiation exposure and improve the quality of patient care.

Theme of 2021 World Radiography Day

“Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient” is this year’s theme.