British Institute of Radiology

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The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is a radiologic society and charity[1] based in London, United Kingdom. It is the oldest institute of its kind in the world, forming on 2 April 1897.[2]

History[edit]

The society can be traced back to two separate institutes, "The X-Ray Society" in April, 1897, and "The Röntgen Society"; both were formed in the wake of the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.[3]

The fomalisation of the BIR occurred in 1927 upon the merger of the two societies.[4]The BIR became a registered charity in 1963.

Notable past presidents[edit]

1897-98 Silvanus P Thompson[5]

1907-08 William Duddell[5]

1922-23 Sir Humphry Rolleston[5]

1923-24 Sir Oliver Lodge[5]

2003-04 Janet Husband[5]

Objectives[edit]

Taken directly from the British Institute of Radiology Mission Statement.[6]

- The promotion of the study and practice of the art and science of all aspects of radiology, radiobiology and the medical applications of nuclear science.

- To promote the usefulness of the work of the radiologist, radiobiologist, physicist, radiographer, and X-ray engineer in the medical field and in the industrial application of radioactive substances.

- To disseminate knowledge concerning all aspects of the science of radiology, radiobiology and the medical applications of nuclear science.

Publications[edit]

The British Institute of Radiology publishes several scientific journals:

  • British Journal of Radiology,[7] the official journal of the British Institute of Radiology. Print ISSN: 0007-1285, Online ISSN: 1748-880X.
  • Imaging,[8] Print ISSN: 0965-6812, Online ISSN: 1748-8818.
  • Dentomaxillofacial Radiology,[9] the official journal of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (IADMFR). Print ISSN: 0250-832X, Online ISSN: 1476-542X.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=215869&SubsidiaryNumber=0
  2. ^ "History of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/20/234/221 The Jubilee of the Röntgen Society
  4. ^ "History of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b c d e "Presidents of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "History of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ http://bjr.birjournals.org/
  8. ^ http://imaging.birjournals.org/
  9. ^ http://dmfr.birjournals.org/

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