12/10/2014 Career


Radiography is a paramedical professional course which is
offered to individuals for performing diagnostic tests in
medical treatment by the use of radiation. In the commonest
sense radiography may be the science of taking images of the
internal and hidden portions of the human body (generally not
visible) for the purpose of diagnosing diseases and ailments
and ensuring that they get the proper medical attention,
including surgery. This includes ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan,
MRI, etc.

This is a caring profession, which calls for considerable
technological expertise. Radiographers work as part of the
healthcare team in many areas of the hospital including the
Diagnostic Imaging Department, Accident & Emergency, Intensive
Care Unit and Operating Theatre. Radiographers are responsible
for producing high quality images to assist in the diagnosis
of disease and injury. The demand of radiographers has
increased considerably in recent times with significant
technological development in medical sciences.

Courses & Eligibility

An aspiring individual, who wants to pursue B.Sc radiography,
should have completed intermediate in Science (10+2)
preferably with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Maths. The
duration of the course is three years.

One can also take up one year certificate courses after 10+2
Science. There are some institutes which also conduct Diploma
in diagnostic radiography and Radiotherapy of two years

The skills and attributes required for a radiographer is such
that he/she should have a calm temperament, an objective
approach towards the patients and an understanding of people
of all ages, the ability to infuse confidence in patients,
tolerance, a strong willpower, strength of mind and purpose
are essential for people. Good communication skills and a
spirit for teamwork, good powers of observation, accurate
judgment and self-confidence are others aspects of a skilled

Career Prospects

Radiography is one of the most promising career options in
paramedical field. Employment prospects for radiographers are
good, both within the country as well as in abroad. With the
health services increasing by leaps and bounds the
radiographers are constantly in demand in nursing homes,
hospitals, diagnostic centres as well as superspeciality
hospitals. The more brilliant and experienced ones among can
them get assignments in developed countries across the world.

In India, radiographers can work both in private & government
hospitals. One can also work on part time basis according to
his/her convenience.

However, private practice will give you more earnings. Set up
your own clinic for various tests. Get into understanding with
local doctors / hospitals that can refer their patients to the
clinic / lab


Radiographers find ample opportunities in hospitals, health
centres, and in research labs. In India, the average starting
salary of a radiographer generally ranges between Rs.7, 000 �
Rs.10, 000 per month in govt. /private hospitals. However, the
earnings are more in private practice as compared to salaried

Opportunities are also there in gulf countries and Middle East
countries. In these countries radiographers get salaries
between Rs.30, 000 � Rs.50, 000 per month. In UK, the average
starting salary of a newly qualified Radiographer is around
�17,000 per year which is much more than in India.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Ansari Nagar, New Delhi

Course: 3 year B.Sc. (Radiography) degree

Eligibility: Those students who have passed B.Sc. can look for
admission in some of the

Southern hospitals where they provide one year diploma courses
in which local

students are given preference.

Poddar Management and Training Institute

B-31, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur-302004

Course: 2 years program in Radiography

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

4th T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 041

Ph: 080-26961933, 26961935


Course: B.Sc. Radiography

University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital,

Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis &
Radiation Medicine,



Course: M.D. in Radiodiagnosis

Tata Memorial Centre

P.G. Section, 215, IV floor,

Service Block Building,

Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel,

Mumbai � 400 012

Fax: 022-4146937

Tel.: 24177000 Ext. 4665


Course:PG Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology, MD Radio
diagnosis, Radio therapy

TCR Institute for Materials Technology

Plot No. EL-182, MIDC-TTC, Electronic Zone,

Behind Nelco, Mhape, Navi Mumbai-400 710

Maharashtra, India

Tel: 27610921/22/23, 27612324, 27631508

Tel: 32936355, 65160805, 65168100/8200

Fax: +91-(22)-27612044

Course: NDT Radiography Testing Level I Certification Training

Eligibility: Candidate should have a minimum of High-school
level education

Duration: 40 hours

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research

Sector-12, Chandigarh PIN- 160 012, INDIA

Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2747585

Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078



Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduation Medical
Education Research

Dhanvantri Nagar, Gorimedu, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

Telephone Exchange (key board) Lines: (0413) 2272380 - 90 (11
lines), 2272132,

2272181, 2272337, 2272339, 2272342, 2272738, 2272142(Casualty)

Telex: 0469-244 JIP IN

Fax: (0413) 2272067 (Director), 2272066(Dean), 2272735(M.S.)



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