World Radiography Day

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Alliance Medical celebrates with muffins on World Radiography Day, the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays, 124 years ago.

This date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, 124 years ago! The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of radiographic imaging and therapy which play a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of millions of patients worldwide and also, importantly, ensure radiation doses are kept to a minimum.

At Alliance Medical we all are involved in radiography to a larger or lesser extent every working day.  Richard Evans, new Managing Director of Alliance Medical UK, asked the staff to join him and think about all those diseases and pathologies that have been diagnosed through the use of X-rays and all the patients this has helped. To think of all the other imaging modalities that have been invented since! 

Today the company celebrates the work of radiographers, more than 400 of which work for Alliance Medical.  It also recognises all colleagues in Alliance Medical imaging units across the country who work hard to provide a safe and caring environment for approximately 650,000 patients and each other every year.

Related to this year’s theme of Safety, over the past year Alliance Medical have implemented changes to improve the safety of our patients and staff when using ionising radiation.  These have included continued messaging to keep radiation doses As Low As Reasonably Possible for patients and staff; extended monitoring of staff doses and sharing of dose outcomes across employers; Review of local diagnostic reference levels for patient examinations; Progress with a project to monitor dose levels delivered by our equipment; Updated clinical protocols; New templates for local rules and ionising radiation risk assessments; Updated training for staff on IRR regulations

Alliance Medical continues to put the safety of our patients and staff first.

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