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



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.



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.



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.


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

A & M Institute of Computer & Technology

Pathankot, Punjab, India

A & M Institute of Computer & Technology (AMICT), Pathankot was established in 2008 for advancement of Technical Education. AMICT has been affiliated to Punjab Technical University and approved by AICTE & Ministry of HRD,...

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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...

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A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AJIMSRC), Mangalore was established in 2002 under the aegis of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. The institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &...

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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...

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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...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management

Thane West, Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management (AITM), Thane(W) established in 1994 as a part of Abhinav Group of Institution, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra. It is an ISO 9001:2008 approved...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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