Radiology and Other Testing

Radiology is a field within medicine which utilizes the use of imaging for both diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the human body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging technologies for example magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, x-ray radiography, computed tomography to identify and treat diseases related to patients. Mainly radiologists are primarily concerned with medical diagnosis.

 

Like most medical doctors, it is essential for a radiologist to have a complete understanding of the medical and human anatomy relating to human health. In addition, radiologists must be technically confident as they have to work on computers often. Moreover radiologists must be focused, excellent vision and analytical skills, with a keen eye.

 

Few courses offered under Radiology: -

 

  • Certificate in Radiography
  • Certificate in Radiography Diagnostic
  • Certificate in Radiological Assistant
  • Diploma in Radiodiagnostic Technology
  • Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiography
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiotherapy Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radiodiagnosis and Imaging Sciences
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in X-ray Radiography and Ultrasonography

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with chemistry, mathematics and physics as subjects at intermediate level from any recognized institute/university with a minimum of 50% marks. The duration for bachelor’s degree program is 3 years.


PG:

 

For admission into master’s degree a student must have a bachelor’s degree in relevant field from any recognized institute/university. The duration for master’s degree program is 2 years.


Others:

 

Eligibility criteria for Diploma courses: -

For admission into diploma program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with subjects in chemistry, mathematics and physics from any recognized institute/university with a minimum of 50% marks. The duration for diploma program is 2 years.


Specializations

Various specializations under Radiology are: -

 

  • Emergency radiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • Breast-imaging specialist
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Genitourinary radiology
  • Cardiovascular radiologist
  • Computed tomography
  • Nuclear radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatric radiology

Job Prospects

For freshers who want to pursue a career in radiology lucrative job opportunities are avialbale in this field. As it’s a very demanding profession, candidates seek career in various specializations under radiology where the remunerations are high. Some of the sought after jobs under this field are listed below: -

 

  • X-Ray Technician
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Pay package: -

Medical doctors in this field can expect a salary starting from Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,000 per month for those working in government sector. For those who are working as X-ray technicians the remuneration various from Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 per month. For junior level therapists the average salary starts from Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,500 per month. On the other hand jobs in private sector are more lucrative. However, it’s significant to note that with experience and skills, a candidate can easily reach higher levels.

Medical Colleges for Radiology and Other Testing in India

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences (ADNIPS), Nagpur is authorized by the IASE University which is recognized and approved by UGC, DEC, AICTE, paramedical board of India and Ministry of HRD Govt. of India. The institute is managed by Dhanwantari Bahuuddeshya...

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A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences (AJIMS), Mangalore was established in 2002 and is a brilliant, futuristic endeavor of the Laxmi Memorial Trust and is a premier educational organization. The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,...

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A.V.Postgraduate College - Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.V.College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Hyderabad started in the year 1968 by A.V.Education Society for meeting the growing needs of higher education in the region. The college owes its existence to the initiative and untiring efforts of its founding fathers...

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Aakson Institute for Management Studies, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Aakson Institute for Management Studies (AIMS), Bangalore was established under Aakson Group. Aakson provides an opportunity for this community of degree and diploma holders to undertake a profession Management diploma of four months duration including two months...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management, Thane

Thane (w), Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Mangement (AITM), Thane (w) was established in 1994, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra, India. The brand ‘Abhinav’ symbolizes “inovation” since it has introduced...

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Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences (AIHS)

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences, Bangalore was established in 2001 managed and run by Samagra Sikshana Samithi Trust which is solely dedicated to imparting professional education to all segments of society. The Institute initially started with...

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Adesh College of Paramedical Sciences

Muktsar, Punjab, India

Adesh College of Paramedical Sciences (ACPS), Muktsar is a part of Adesh Group of Institutions. It has been established in Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center Complex with an aim to provide trained paramedical manpower with hand on practical...

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Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

Mandya, Karnataka, India

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Mandya was established in 1986 by the then honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Ramakrishna Hegde in the holy presence of Padmabhushana Dr.Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Maha Swamiji. It aims to provide...

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Agartala Government Medical College

Agartala, Tripura, India

Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Agartala is recognized & approved by Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi and affiliated to Tripura University. The main vision of the college is to provide best health care...

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Agnihotri School of Technology

Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Agnihotri School of Technology (AST), Wardha has the vision to develop a strong, enthusiastic manpower from engineering stream with an excellent academic standing of a global level. The globalization has created many challenges of competition, training and...

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