MUSC's Radiology Services will participate in recognizing International Day of Radiology, Nov. 8. The celebration marks the 117th anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray, and more recently, advances in patient care made possible by radiation therapy and medical imaging exams, such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans.
According to Susan Ackerman, M.D., vice chair of radiology, early diagnosis and effective treatment made possible by medical imaging and radiation therapy have contributed to the drop in deaths from cancer and other serious illnesses during the last few decades. "Medical imaging exams save lives, resources and time. Scans generally cost less than the invasive surgeries that they replaced and can find illnesses early — when they can be treated most effectively and inexpensively. Truly, Nov. 8 is International Day of Radiology, but radiology and radiologists make a world of difference every day."
For information on diagnostic and interventional radiology offered at MUSC, visit http://www.muschealth.com/radiology or call 792-1414.