About the Program
Modern radiology is a highly diversified and vast field consisting of such diverse areas such as – diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine. The Medical Imaging Scientists, as they are commonly called, work in all these areas of radiological sciences, discharging their duties often at tertiary level medical centers, teaching hospitals and academic research centers.
These highly trained and specialized professionals work with patients undergoing procedures such interventional angiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, doppler scanning and ultrasonography. Thus, they are a key part of health care delivery team in any modern hospital set up.
Role of Medical Imaging & Ultrasonography Specialists in Modern Healthcare
The modern Radiology Department is equipped with some of the most modern and sophisticated medical equipment in any hospital. At specialized and large medical centers and tertiary care teaching hospitals, the capital cost of this department can run into hundreds of millions of rupees. These professionals discharge key responsibilities, often working with the patients and the specialist physicians (radiologists, radiation therapists, and ultrasonographers) of these departments.
Who Should Study?
Students who are interested in life sciences, are technically oriented, like working with patients as well as part of larger team and those who also wish to make a difference in people’s life should adopt this profession.
- Diagnostic Radiology Departments
- Radiation Therapy
- Cancer Treatment
- Nuclear Medicine
- Research & Academia
- Medical Equipment makers & service providers
- Biomedical Engineering companies
- Hospital Equipment Maintenance Departments
Course and Semester Details
The BS Medical Imaging & Ultrasonography is a 4-year under graduate professional degree program approved by the Board of Advanced Studies and endorsed by HEC, equivalent to 16 years of education.
A fair amount of course work is completed by carrying out hands-on training on real patients in the University Clinical Skills Center and at diagnostic centers, laboratories and clinical department of the hospitals and clinics that are part of the University’s network.
- Matric or equivalent - 50% marks
- F.Sc. (Pre-medical) or equivalent - 50% marks
- MCAT or UMT Admission Test