World Radiography Day (November 8th of every year) is an important day set to commemorate the discovery of X-rays, which were discovered on November 8, 1895. The importance of X-rays has played an important role since the diagnosis of internal structures by patients has not been pain-free, and has been further researched to lead to the use of X-rays for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, and also an important part of creating photos from DNA X-rays by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, leading to the discovery of a double thread structure of DNA. The Thai technical radiation industry was officially established by Asst. Prof.Dr.Suphot Angkaew, M.D. In 1965, the Radiation Technical School was established to produce quality radiologists for the Thai public health industry. In 2020 –2021, the technical radiation profession is being upgraded and is considered to be a milestone by the establishment of the Technical Radiation Professional Council of Thailand. This year, the Faculty of Technical Radiation, Rangsit University, together with the Technical Radiation Society of Thailand and Bangkok Hospital held a world radiography day conference under the concept of Elevating Patient Care with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Raising the level of artificial intelligence to raise awareness of artificial intelligence technology that will play an important role in the radiation industry. This will allow stakeholders to prepare for self-improvement in order to keep up with changing technologies. It is also a celebration of the important agenda of its establishment. Faculty of Technical Radiation, Rangsit University, 5th Anniversary of "Semi-Decade Radiation-Rangsit Conception, Changing Society", thailand's first educational institution to raise the level of technical radiation education in the state. The faculty, in addition to this conference, is also an important part of raising graduate research in Thai technical radiation to have research knowledge and skills to further and develop professional skills, which will also greatly benefit the quality of life of Thai people as a whole.

On behalf of the organizers of the academic conference, it is hoped that the knowledge and research that has been published will benefit both interested parties and the technical radiation industry.  

Assoc. Prof. Manas Mongkolsuk
Dean, Faculty of Radiological Technology, Rangsit University

Published: 2021-06-28