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Why is radiology important?

Radiology is central to the clinical practice of medicine across a wide range of disciplines. It is the best practical way to diagnose, monitor treatment and detect progression or relapse of many important and common diseases in a minimally invasive and anatomically precise manner. As a consequence of the increasing sophistication and accuracy of clinical imaging, the utilisation and importance of radiology has increased dramatically and consistently over the last 20 years.IDOR 2012 logo-web

International Day of Radiology - 8 November

The College is proudly participates in the International Day of Radiology, which is an initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The purpose of the day is to build greater awareness of the value that radiological research, diagnosis and treatment can contribute to safe patient care, and to build an appreciation of the vital role radiologists perform in the healthcare continuum.



A radiologist is a specialist medical doctor who has had specific postgraduate training in performing and interpreting diagnostic imaging tests and interventional procedures or treatments that involve the use of X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging equipment.


Radiology is an essential part of the clinical practice of medicine. It is one of the least invasive methods of diagnosing and monitoring many diseases, while still achieving accurate anatomical treatment.


The current (post 2009) radiology training program is a five-year program which is completed in two phases. Phase 1 - Years 1-3, which focuses on general radiology training and Phase 2 - Years 4-5, which focuses on rotations for advanced radiology training.


InsideRadiology, provides detailed information about radiology procedures or tests for consumers and clinical and technical information for health professionals.