Master of Science [M.Sc] (Medical Radio Imaging) - Course Overview




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    Master of Science in Medical Radio Imaging Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging is a 2- year postgraduate course that studies the application of technology for viewing, analyzing, and interpreting such a non-uniformly composed object as the human body. The earliest discovery among imaging technologies was the X-ray, which was discovered by Roentgen in 1895. In the past 30 years, growth in this field has accelerated with the introduction of Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and cross-sectional imaging.

    The course curriculum covers subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Radiation Physics, Imaging Physics and Radiographic Positioning, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Medicine, Orthopedics, ENT, special radiographic procedures, new imaging modalities and recent advancements.

    The program imparts advanced learning to eligible students in radiographic techniques of X-ray, MRI and ultrasonography, involving papers on the principles of Radiographic Exposure, Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques, Biostatistics and Radiation Evaluation, and Protection in Diagnostic Radiology.

    Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in hospitals, clinics, corporate houses, software development, and research.

    The average course fee in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 2 lacs. The average annual salary offered to such postgraduates in India lies between INR 4 and 5 lacs.

    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration2 years
    Examination TypeYearly System
    EligibilityGraduation from a recognized university
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam. Direct admission in some cases.
    Course FeeINR 10,000 - 2 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 4 - 5 lacs
    Top Recruiting Fields/AreasHospitals, Clinics, Radiology centers, Research Labs, Veterinary Hospitals, etc.

    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging: What is it About?

    Radiographers are healthcare professional who apply imaging techniques and equipment to scan the interiors of the human anatomy and diagnose ailments and diseases.

    Radiographers are also known as Radiologic Technologists, Medical Radiation Technologists, and Diagnostic Radiographers.

    The primary duties of a Radiographer include communicating with the consulting doctor, carrying out radiography tests recommended by the Radiologist, 1communicating with, and guiding the patient (before, during and after scan), operating diagnostic equipment, taking care of pre, intra and post scan procedures (safety and medical procedures), analyzing scan results (depending upon qualification) and treating patients using radiotherapy (depending upon qualification).

    Generally, a Radiographer or Radiologic Technologist works under the guidance/supervision of a qualified Radiologist. Under certain circumstances, depending upon their qualification, they also perform radiotherapy to cure patients.

    Medical Radio Imaging finds application in X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, Angiography and PET technologies to diagnose diseases. Medical imaging is a powerful tool for diagnoses and treatment of diseases.

    Medical Radio Imaging is a diagnosis process where imaging techniques are used to scan the internal organs and parts of human anatomy with minimal or no invasion.
    The course aims to train eligible candidates in use of such scanning techniques as X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Angiography, and Mammography etc.

    Eligibility for M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging

    The minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be met for admission to the course are listed here.

    • 10+2 qualification with Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology with a minimum aggregate score of 40% to 60%.
    • B.Sc. in Medical Radiography & Imaging Technology, or B.Sc. in Applied Sciences.

    Top Institutes Offering M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by them.

    NameCityAverage Fees in INR
    All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi2,500
    Armed Forces Medical CollegePune1,64,000
    University College of Medical ScienceNew Delhi7,825
    School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal UniversityManipal4,40,000
    Maharishi Markandeshwar UniversityAmbala1,80,000

    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging: Admission Process

    Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s score at the levels of both 10+2 and graduation.

    A few institutes in India also conduct a relevant entrance test for assessing and admitting eligible candidates.

    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Year 1

    Radiographic Procedures
    Instrumentation of conventional Radiology equipment
    Principles of Radiographic exposure
    Instrumentation of specialized Radiology equipment
    Advanced technology and Instrumentation of Ultrasound
    Nuclear Medicine Imaging

    Year 2

    Advanced technology and Instrumentation of CT
    Advanced technology and Instrumentation of MRI
    Interventional Radiology Techniques
    Care of patients in Diagnostic Radiology
    Management of Healthcare Organizations

    M.Sc. in Medical Radio Imaging: Career Prospects

    Successful postgraduates of the course are lucratively hired in a wide range of related areas such as hospitals/clinics, corporate houses, software development teams (for medical imaging systems), teaching and research. There is a constant concern regarding excessive exposure to radiation, but it is closely monitored and checked from time-to-time.

    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as X-Ray Technicians, Scientific Assistants, Clinic Assistants, etc.

    Some of the popular avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Master of Science in Medical Radio
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    X-ray TechnicianThey use portable X-ray equipment to conduct X-rays procedures in patients' hospital rooms. They usually work in hospitals’ or medical centers’ radiology departments or in emergency rooms. Some X-ray technicians specialize in areas such as Computed Tomography (CT) scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Mammography.3.6 - 6 lacs
    Scientific AssistantsA scientific Officer, or a Natural Science Manager, is an experienced scientific researcher, often in charge of research and development within their field. They perform many administrative and managerial duties, and often hold an advanced degree.6 - 7 lacs
    Scientific AssistantsClinical Medical Assistants may also assist nurses and physicians provide direct patient care by taking medical histories, charting vitals, and assisting in examinations and procedures. Even in well-staffed practices, Clinical Medical Assistants often perform some administrative duties.4 - 6 lacs
    RadiographerRadiology Technicians, Technologists, and Sonographers fall within the broad scope of a radiography profession. They use radiation in the form of X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound, and assess, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of injuries and diseases.2 - 3 lacs



    Shaikh nida kausar gulam mustafa

    Sir I have completed my bsc with chemistry,can I do MSC in radiography

    31 Mar, 2020 10:17
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nida, as per educational qualification, you are eligible for this course. However, minimum percentage criteria may vary as per the college in which you are applying for admission.

    31 Mar, 2020 11:38

    Sir i complet my bscmlt in hyderabad can i apply msc medical imaging technology in nims hyderabad but i dnt knw how to apply will u plzz tell me process sir plzz

    17 Mar, 2020 12:22
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anufsabrina, this course is not available in NIM Hyderabad. You can check the list of the courses being offered in the institute concerned from here: NIMS Hyderabad Course and Fees

    17 Mar, 2020 13:07
    inampudi rashmika

    Sir I've done my master's in biochemistry but I've intrest on doing medical radio imaging am I eligible for this course

    07 Mar, 2020 16:39
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rashmika, as per educational qualification, you are eligible for this course. However, minimum percentage criteria may vary as per the college/university in which you are applying for admission.

    07 Mar, 2020 17:32
    Piyu Kumbhare

    I have done BRIT nd I want to do master in radiology imaging technology is this course is available in armed force medical clg

    08 Jan, 2020 16:24
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Piyu, this course is not available in AFMC, Pune. You can check the list of the courses being offered in AFMC from here: AFMC Course & Fee Structure

    08 Jan, 2020 17:05
    Piyu Kumbhare

    Can you plz tell which clg this course is available

    14 Jan, 2020 20:13
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    You can check the list of the colleges offering this course from below:

    15 Jan, 2020 12:20
    Shubham Nale

    I am complete bsc mlt yashwantrao chavan open university Nashik can i eligible msc radio imagine technology

    18 Dec, 2019 10:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shubham, yes, as per your qualification, you are eligible for this course. Percentage criteria may however vary from college to college.

    18 Dec, 2019 12:05
    debebe Asfaw

    I am from Ethiopia.i completed BSc in public health and diploma in mainly working as ultrasound tech and CtTech after I got training by different missionaries from can I get the chance to join for msc diagnostic imaging.

    27 Sep, 2019 20:51
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Asfaw, kindly mention the concerned college/university in which you want to take admission so that we can provide you its admission procedure.

    20 Nov, 2019 15:37
    debebe Asfaw

    thank you so much for your can i applay for it or can you help me for admission procedure

    21 Nov, 2019 18:35
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Kindly mention the college/university in which you want to take admission.

    22 Nov, 2019 12:55
    Disha Chauhan

    Can i opt for Msc medical imaging technology after doing bsc hons microbiology?

    13 Sep, 2019 11:22
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Disha, this depends on the college/university in which you are seeking admission as eligibility criteria varies from college to college. Some colleges have subject-specific criterion while other accept graduation as eligibility. Percentage criteria may also differ.

    17 Dec, 2019 12:58
    Rokonuzzaman sarker

    i am from bangladesh.i am completed my bachelor last year.could u pls tell me about some msc in radiology and imaging colleges name?

    03 Aug, 2019 23:33
    Netra ghandade

    How r the career scope after having post graduate advance diploma in medical imaging technique? I m now in my final year of bsc microbiology n aiming to achieve this diploma course . Is this course better than applying for msc?

    23 Apr, 2019 10:18
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Netra, although you must choose the course as per your choice, here we are letting you know the job opportunities that you will have if you prefer Medical Imaging Technique diploma: Applications specialist, Interventional Radiology Specialist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Sonographer etc. While if you go for M.Sc Microbiology, job profiles that you will have are: Research Assistant, Quality Assurance Technologist, Medical Technologist, Biomedical Scientist etc. Now it is up to you what seems better to you and what you opt for.

    23 Apr, 2019 10:37
    Rohan Chauhan

    For M.Sc in mri or ct , biology must in 12th class or not . i had PCM in 12th. Can i eligible for M.Sc in Mri or Ct

    14 Jan, 2019 13:21
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Rohan, It depends on the admission criteria of the college. You may please contact the college in which you want to take admission.

    16 Jan, 2019 18:02
    Ashutosh Rawat

    It depends on the college eligibility...but there is greater chances to get admission in bsc radiology.. because I'm also the student of bsc radiology..and I also had maths in 12th...and I've also done Diploma in medical don't worry

    18 Feb, 2019 12:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashutosh, thank you for your assistance.

    18 Feb, 2019 12:06
    Ashutosh Rawat

    Your welcome.

    18 Feb, 2019 12:09

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