Governor Jay Inslee proclaims November 8, 2017 Washington Day of Radiology

We are delighted to report that Governor Inslee agreed to the suggestion by the WSRS to recognize the importance of radiology to healthcare  of our state’s residents.  He has officially proclaimed November 8, 2017 Washington Day of Radiology. This date corresponds to International Day of Radiology (IDoR) which commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of the X-Ray by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895.

This year’s IDoR theme is emergency radiology, highlighting the essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room, increasing the quality of care and treatment of patients.

The WSRS will be celebrating IDoR at events around the state at the beginning of November. Check our events calendar page for updates.

To see the proclamation, click here.

Pooja Voria MD receives chapter recognition award at ACR 2017 annual conference

Dr. Pooja Voria, President of WSRS, (right), accepts a Chapter Recognition Award in the category of Quality and Safety at the national American College of Radiology (ACR) conference on May 22, 2017. Our chapter was recognized for the significant work done by WSRS members, in particular Kalpana Kanal, PhD, a medical physicist at the University of Washington, who worked tirelessly to develop CT safety guidelines which were adopted by Washington State and have now taken effect as of January 2017.