MD in Neuroradiology is a 2-year long post-graduate course divided into a semester pattern. The course aims to produce Neuroradiologists who are experts in performing various imaging techniques over human nervous systems in order to treat discrepancies. This is a sub-specialty of Radiology that includes diagnosis of abnormalities of central and peripheral nervous system, spine, head, and neck.
The average course fee charged by medical institutes in India for the course ranges between INR 3.5 and 6 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
The minimum criterion of eligibility for admission to the course is an MBBS degree, attained with a minimum aggregate score of 45% from a recognized university.
The average annual salary to successful professionals of the discipline ranges between 10 and 25 lacs, increasing with experience in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||MBBS from a recognized institute|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking PG entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 3.5 to 6 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 10 to 18 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Top hospitals such as AIIMS, MAX, and CMC etc.|
MD in Neuroradiology is a psychiatry- oriented medical course designed to train doctors in advanced imaging techniques to diagnose and treat disease related to the nervous system. The course offers the opportunity to explore on an advanced level, human body’s complex nervous architecture and resolve disorders with it with utmost expertise.
The syllabus is designed to enhance candidates’ acumen and analytical abilities to devise appropriate action plans for executing complex neuroradiological procedures. Candidates are taught to use advanced medical equipment such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI), to identify problems with accuracy.
Some of the leading institutes in India offering the course are listed here along with the corresponding locations and fees charged.
|COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||AVERAGE TUITION FEES IN INR|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences||New Delhi||5,000|
|Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute||Chennai, TN||15,00,000|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)||Puducherry||8,205|
|Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College||Mumbai, Maharashtra||29,600|
|Government Medical College Kottayam||Kottayam, Kerala||60,000|
|Madras Medical College||Chennai, TN||24,000|
|National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences - NIMHANS||Bangalore, Karnataka||70,000|
Aspiring candidates need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
|Doctorate of Medicine in Delhi||Doctorate of Medicine in Punjab||Doctorate of Medicine in Madhya Pradesh||Doctorate of Medicine inn Assam|
Candidates with an MBBS degree and possessing experience of training may appear for any of the Post Graduate Medical Entrance Tests conducted by various medical bodies, some of them being:
However, some medical institutes in India also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the level of MBBS, and work experience.
A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given below.
|Subjects of Study|
|Pathology and Microbiology|
|Biochemistry and Pharmacology|
|Physical Principles & Instrumentation in Imaging|
|Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Stereotactic Procedures|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Neuroradiology|
|Subjects of Study|
|Basics of clinical Neurosciences & basic sciences related to Neuroradiology.|
|Clinical Neuroradiology, research and other allied specialty training.|
|Clinical Neuroradiology and interventional Neuroradiology (12 months).|
Every candidate pursuing the course is required to carry out compulsory research work on a selected project under the guidance of a qualified postgraduate teacher. It is mandatory for every candidate to submit a dissertation and the final acceptance of the dissertation is a precondition for the candidate to appear in the final examination.
By employing Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resource Imaging, Neuroradiologists identify problems and provide treatment accordingly. Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Neuroradiologists, Hospital Administrator, Clinical research associate, Consultant, Professors etc.
Listed below are some of the job titles and profiles along with the respective remunerations offered to successful postgraduates of the course.
|Job Title||Job Profile||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Neuroradiologists||They address problems associated with the nervous system by means of non- invasive radiation techniques.||10,00,000 to 30,00,000|
|Assistant Professor in Neuroradiology||They educate students on various conditions of the head and spine, train them in preventive measures against illnesses of the same, and educate on medical care for various disease and disorders related to the nervous system.||5,40,000 to 10,00,000|
|Radiology Technician||They operate and manage medical equipment related to neuroradiology. The job includes the performance of MRI, sonography, mammography, CT, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.||3,50,000 to 10,00,000|
|Radiologist||They diagnose and treat diseases by using radio equipment and scanning medical devices.||5,00,000 to 20,00,000|
|Consultant||They examine, give primary treatment and recommend suitable medication and surgery.||8,80,000 to 15,00,000|
|Clinical research associate||They collaborate with medical experts, clinical study sites and clinical study vendors to understand and innovate various devises and ways to cure and prevent neuro- related problems.||6,00,000 to 15,00,000|
|Hospital Administrator||They are responsible for maintaining the day-to-day activity and operation of a hospital or clinic. They manage care organizations and co-ordinate with all departments to ensure a smooth functioning of the medical body.||10,00,000 to 40,00,000|