National Radiographers and Radiation Therapists’ Week (NRRTW) is an initiative by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT). ASMIRT is the peak body representing medical radiation practitioners in Australia. NRRTW encompasses the international World Radiography Day on November 8 – initiated by the International Society of Radiologist and Radiological Technologists.

Why is November 8 World Radiography Day?

On the evening of November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the possibility of using electromagnetic radiation to create what we now know as the x-ray. This achievement was awarded with the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. The x-ray is an integral tool for medical professionals.


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