Who we are and what we do

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is a multidisciplinary membership organisation for everyone working in radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences across the world.
We provide opportunities to learn and exchange ideas collaboratively and gain new perspectives on technologies and treatments. We do this through high quality education, both in-person and online, a range of publications, and our active special interest groups which share best practice and develop our educational programme as well as advise on policy and guidelines.
BJR is our flagship journal, the oldest in the world, and our newly launched BJR|case reports is an open access case report journal. They both cover radiology, radiation oncology and all related sciences.
We have over 2,000 members and welcome the involvement of our corporate subscribers, encouraging their participation in our activities.
With origins dating back to 1897 the BIR is the oldest radiological society in the world. We are a registered charity and governed by and for our members.
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Why join us?

Join today from just £35!

The BIR is the oldest radiological society in the world which welcomes everyone working in the field of radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences. Whether you are a radiologist, radiographer, medical physicist, radiotherapist, oncologist or anyone with a professional interest in the field, there is a membership category to suit your needs.
“The BIR is a fantastic organisation"
Dr Gopi Gnanasegaran, consultant physician in nuclear medicine, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital

Free access to BJR (our flagship journal),
Discounts on our events
Access to Special Interest Groups
Free access to Primal Pictures human anatomy software
See more member benefits here
Watch our film about why our members joined us

We have a wide range of events for a multi-disciplinary audience

See our forthcoming events on the BIR website

Free webinars for members and non-members

We have a range of live webinars which are recorded for you to view at a time to suit you.