Radiographers across Greater Glasgow and Clyde have today been holding special events to celebrate World Radiography Day 2016.
World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8th November each year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
Radiographers worldwide use the day to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.
Across NHSGGC a host of event involving staff, patients and the public have been organised to showcase the work of radiographers.
At the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) primary one children from Miller Primary School in Castlemilk got the chance to find out what radiographers do through fun games and play.
And at other hospitals across Greater Glasgow and Clyde there were events for staff with new posters being unveiled and artefacts on show.
Mary Pirie, Site Superintendent Radiographer at the RHC, said: “We wanted to do something different for World Radiography Day.
“We thought that by bringing some local children into the hospital and giving them some activities showing them some of the things we do in a fun way it would help to promote the role of the radiographer and the profession.”
Aileen MacLennan, Director of Diagnostics NHSGGC, added: “Radiographers play a vital role in Imaging and this special day draws attention and focus on this group of highly qualified expert practitioners who chose a diagnostic or therapeutic qualification.
“Diagnostic radiographers undertake scanning within the specialised areas of Computerised Tomography,Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ultrasound,Radionuclide Scanning.
“In addition, they support 24/7 clinical care within the acute hospitals including emergency departments, operating theatres and wards for acutely unwell patients.
“Radiographers can also choose train in Radiotherapy Radiography and will work mainly within cancer and radiotherapy services.”
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Pic: Radiography staff at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital show patients and visitors the wonder of radiograhy.