X-Ray Day, also known as the International Day of Radiology (IDOR), is celebrated internationally on November 8th every year, the anniversary of the day X-Rays were discovered in Germany by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1895. The theme of this years IDOR is Cardiac Imaging, to highlight the increasingly important role of radiologists in cardiac care.
One of Australia's early users of X-Ray technology was Father Joseph Patrick Slattery, who was based mere blocks away from the CSU campus at Bathurst. Father Slattery's pioneering work with X-Rays began in 1896, and he is regarded by many as having greatly extended the boundaries of knowledge of this new branch of science. You can read more about Father Slattery, and other Australian X-Ray pioneers in an article available through Primo Search titled A short history of the origins of radiography in Australia, by Tony Smith (2009).
The CSU library has many other radiology resources available online, including:
- Our Medical Radiation Science Library resource guide, featuring eBooks, Journals, Web resources and more.
- The Amirsys Imaging Reference Center - featuring over 4,000 classic, clinical diagnoses, ultrasounds, x-rays and medical illustrations.
- The Medical Radiation Science Key Databases page, covering the topics of medical imaging, diagnostic radiography and nuclear medicine.
- Our Evidence Based Practice Library Resource Guide, that concentrates on EBP as it applies to the health professions.
- The Books@Ovid eBook collection, covering a range of health subjects.
If you need help accessing or using any of these resources, please contact us at the Library, and have a happy X-Ray Day!