The ISRRT was formed in 1962, following an initial meeting of representatives of national radiologic technology organizations at the 1959 International Congress of Radiology in Munich, Germany.
For administrative purposes, the ISRRT divides the world into three regions -- Asia/Australia, Europe/Africa and the Americas.
Although ISRRT has been defined as a "society of societies," an associate membership for individual radiologic technologists was created in 1981 to broaden interest in the society.
To achieve its goal of improving standards of research and education in the radiologic sciences, the ISRRT sponsors a number of regular meetings, each offering a full academic and scientific program as well as a scientific exhibition.
In addition to the World Congress and the regional conferences, the ISRRT also sponsors seminars and workshops.
Three ISRRT workshops have taken place since 1990, one in Romania and two in Africa.
Each ISRRT meeting gives its participants the opportunity to communicate with their colleagues in radiologic technology from around the world.