Radiography Careers

Courses Info

Radiography is a paramedical professional course, offered to individuals who will one day perform diagnostic tests in medical treatment with the use of radiation.

In simple terms, radiography may be described as the science of taking images of the internal and hidden portions of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing diseases and ailments.This includes the use of ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.

This profession calls for considerable technological expertise. Radiographers work as a part of the healthcare team in the Diagnostic Imaging Department, Accident & Emergency, Intensive Care Unit and Operating Theatre. Radiographers in short, is trained to take x-rays, MRI, CT scan etc. Sometimes, radiographers are also involved in giving radiotherapy treatment to cancer patients. Radiographer who can also perform the ultrasound test are known as sonographers.

A career in radiography can be very promising.The demand for radiographers has increased considerably in recent times, with significant technological development in medical sciences creating new job opportunities.

Radiography Eligibility Criteria

Someone who wants to pursue a B.Sc in Radiography should have completed Science (10+2) preferably with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Maths. The duration of the course is three years.You can also take up one-year certificate courses after 10+2 Science.There are some institutes that conduct 2-year diploma courses in diagnostic radiography and radiotherapy.