Radiologist and Radiography

Radiology is a science which uses medical procedures of imaging to diagnose and treat diseases within the body. A variety of techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine etc. are used to diagnose and/or treat diseases.

Career Options

  • - Radiologist - Radiology Technologists/ Radiographer - Radiology Technicians - Ultrasound Technician/ Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - MRI Technician - CT Tech/ CAT Scan Technologist/ CT Scan Technologist

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2 preferably with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Maths (depending upon the norms set by the institute from a recognized board)

Personal Skills

  • - Communication - Compassion - Adaptability - Professionalism

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology - B.Sc. Medical Technology (Radiography) - B.Sc. Radiography - B.Sc. Radiography and Imaging Science - B.Sc. X-Ray Technology - B.Sc. Medical Radiologic Technology - B.Sc. Radiology and Imaging Technology

Top Colleges

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Address: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110029 Phone: 011 2658 8500 Website:
  • Armed Forces Medical College Address: Southern Command, Near Race Course, Solapur Road, Wanowrie, Pune, Maharashtra 411040 Phone: 020 2633 4230 Websites:

Working Conditions

Radiology is a 24-hour department. The staff does an amplitude of patient teaching and expertly explains procedures to them. Patients are curious about impending procedures so they often need detailed information and reassurance. Exposure to radiation is a prime risk for the staff. The staff must follow the rules for protecting themselves, their patients and their peers from harmful radiation exposure. All staff members wear dosimeters, a badge which measures radiation levels. A lifetime exposure record is maintained by everyone.

Top Companies

  • FUJIFILM Sonosite India Pvt. Ltd. Address: Unit no-404 and 405, 4th Floor, Tower B, Global Business Park, MG Road, Gurugram, 122002 Phone: 0124 288 1100 Website:
  • Medirays Corporation Address: 1105 - 1106, Lodha Supremus,I Think Techno Campus, Kanjurmarg (East), Mumbai 400042, Maharashtra, India Phone: +91 22 257 791 31 Website:

Successful Persons

Frank Galliard

Frank Galliard is an Australian radiologist who is also the founder, CEO and editor of online information sharing website, Radiopaedia. It is a non-profit, international collaboration of the largest collection of free radiology based educational information. Dr. Galliard started this website as a medical Wikipedia where people from around the world can share their expertise with other physicians.

Sumer Sethi

Sumer Sethi is the pioneer of online medical blogging. He started his blog, Sumer’s Radiology Blog which was the first and now the most visited radiology blog in the world. Dr. Sumer is the person for coining the subsequent term ‘Radblogging' and his site consists of vast collection of case studies, health care updates and radiology news.

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