B.Sc. in Imaging Technology Radiography is a 3- year undergraduate course, designed to familiarize enrolled students with the use of a variety of sophisticated technology employed in medical imaging and cancer treatment.
The basic qualification to apply for the course is a 10+2 qualification completed from a recognized educational Board. The course can be pursued in India at an average annual fee ranging between INR 1 and 3 Lacs, varying across institutes.
Successful candidates of the course are hired at both private and government hospitals and health care centers, at an average initial annual salary ranging between INR 2 and 7 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise and the institute of graduation.
Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.
|Qualification Required||10+2 from a recognized Board|
|Admission Process||Counseling after taking entrance examination|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 3 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 7 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||Government Hospitals, Health Care Centers, Private Clinics, etc.|
As An academic discipline, Imaging Technology Radiography is an offshoot of allied medical sciences concerned with the technology used in medical imaging and also in cancer treatment.
The course familiarizes students with the techniques and processes of creating visual representations of the interior of the body, for purposes of clinical analysis and medical intervention. Students are trained in the concepts and processes involved in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer, and internal injury, with the application of radiation, and also the interpretation of medical images to either diagnose or rule out abnormality.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country are listed below, along with their corresponding locations, and fees charged by each.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE FEES|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||New Delhi||INR 3,085|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Mumbai||INR 22,380|
|Suresh Gyan Vihar Institute||Jaipur||INR 87,000|
|Christ University||Bangalore||INR 16,667|
|Madras Christian College (MCC)||Chennai||INR 19,319|
|The Oxford College of Science||Bangalore||INR 25,000|
|Stella Maris College||Chennai||INR 3,460|
|Ramjas College||New Delhi||INR 12,000|
|Fergusson College||Pune||INR 3,420|
|Hans Raj College (HRC)||New Delhi||INR 16,000|
|Presidency College||Chennai||INR 1,265|
|Miranda College||New Delhi||INR 17,800|
|Mount Carmel College (MCC)||Bangalore||INR 35,600|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Kolkata||INR 27,700|
|Sri Venkateswara College||New Delhi||INR 11,540|
|Gargi College||New Delhi||INR 8,305|
|ST Joseph’s College Devagiri||Calicut||INR 3,075|
|Elphinstone College||Mumbai||INR 23,188|
|Hindu College||New Delhi||INR 16,173|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Ahmadabad||INR 12,000|
Candidates Interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria listed below.
A minimum aggregate score of 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates) at higher and senior secondary levels (classes X and XII), completed from a recognized educational Board.
Completion of the Senior Secondary education in the science stream, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as main subjects.
Admission to the course is offered to eligible candidates based on their performance in a relevant entrance examination, conducted at any of institute, State and national levels.
Subsequently, qualifying students are needed to go through final rounds of counseling based on performance in the preceding rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein candidates’ general aptitude for the course is analyzed.
Some of the major such entrance examinations conducted in the country are listed below.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Basic Human Sciences|
|Radio diagnosis Equipment, Maintenance and Quality Control|
|General Physics, Radiation Physics & Physics of Diagnostic Radiology|
|X-ray Film / Image processing Techniques (Dark Room Techniques)|
|Contrast & Special Radiography procedures|
|Clinical Training (in a well-equipped pathology laboratory for at least one month on rotatory basis in various sections of pathology & microbiology lab.)|
|Equipment's of Modern Imaging Modalities|
|Radiobiology & Radiation Safety|
|Practical and demonstration|
|Modern Imaging Techniques and Recent Trends in Imaging|
|Quality Control in Radiology|
|Project Work/ Dissertation|
Successful graduates of the course are hired in both government and private hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, health care centers, etc.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are tabulated below, along with the salaries and job responsibilities associated with each.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Radiologic Technologists||To perform imaging examinations accurately positioning patients and ensuring that quality diagnostic images are produced.||INR 3 to 4.5 Lacs|
|X-Ray Technician||To use portable x-ray equipment and conduct x-ray examinations in patients' hospital rooms, emergency rooms, etc.||INR 2 to 3 Lacs|
|MRI Technician||To operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners and use strong magnetic fields and radio frequencies to create 3D images of a patient's body tissues, which physicians then use as an aid in diagnosis.||INR 3 to 6 Lacs|
|Lecturer||To teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.||INR 2 .5 to 5 Lacs|
|Medical Advisor||To work in a medical team and provide high quality and timely service in the areas of product commercialization, promotional support, interactions with healthcare professionals, clinical research, medical information, etc.||INR 4 to 7 Lacs|
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