BSc Radiography

Radiography, a paramedical course which is being offered to students who aspire to practice diagnostic tests in medical treatments using the methods of radiation. Bachelors of Science or BSc Radiography is a course with a span of 3 years and divided on a semester basis with around 6 semesters all through the course. Radiography is a paramedical field that deals with the treatment of the diseases that are related to the internal parts of the body. In the process of this treatment, they make use of X- rays.

The professional experts of the field usually work in areas such as Accident and Emergency, Operation Theater, etc. They are trained for taking X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, etc. Radiography is also used to give treatments to cancer patients. 

BSc Radiography Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is the primary concern for admissions to any course. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to BSc Radiography courses have been listed below:

  • Aspiring candidates must have passed the qualifying exam i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent degree from any recognised institute.
  • They must have studied the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics compulsorily in their 10+2 level.
  • In colleges where admissions are through an entrance exam, the students must clear the cut offset by the college. However, cut-offs tend to vary each year.
  • In colleges where admissions take place in a merit-based process, the students must perform well in their qualifying exam in order to clear the merit.
  • Some colleges require a minimum of 50% aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • The selected candidates must attend the counselling sessions organised by the college itself.

Admission Process for BSc Radiography

The Admission Process to BSc Radiography is the same as provided by all other courses. However, there are certain points which must be kept in mind if you are willing to get admitted to the program of BSc Radiography. The admission process for the same has been listed below:

  • Admission to the course of BSc Radiography is either entrance based or merit-based which usually depends on the colleges.
  • Merit-based selection takes into consideration the marks obtained by the applicant in their 10+2 level from a recognised institute.
  • The admission process usually begins in the months of July and August. The entrance exams are conducted in the months of March-May.
  • The students are allowed to enter the admission process of the colleges only if they meet the eligibility criteria for the same.
  • Once they clear the entrance exams, then the admission process is followed by Counselling sessions organised by the college itself.

BSc Radiography Syllabus

The 3-year program has been divided into 6 semesters respectively to give proper time to each and every subject of the field and so that the students can easily understand these subjects without getting confused. The semester wise syllabus of the subject has been given below:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Pathology Fundamentals of Computer Science
Physiology General Radiography
Anatomy Radiation Hazards and Protection
Generation and Properties of X-Ray Personality Development and Communication Skills
Semester 3 Semester 4
CT Scan 1 Environmental Science
General Radiography 2 MRI 1
Ultrasound Organisational Behaviour
Semester 5 Semester 6
MRI 2 Human Resource
Nuclear Medicine and PET scan Intervention in Diagnostic Radiology
CT Scan 2 Anaesthesia in Diagnostic Radiology
Doppler and Echography

Jobs & Career Opportunities

The career and job opportunities in the field of radiography are very extensive. The demand of radiographers has been increased in recently, with the development in technologies the medical science created a new and wide scope in radiology. In India, the radiographers can work both in private & government hospitals. Numbers of jobs are available on part time and full-time work.

After completing your course you will become a radiographer. The radiographers perform the ultrasound test which is known as sonography. The employment prospects for radiographers are vast, both within the country and in overseas. Radiographers are constantly in demand in various health centres like nursing homes, hospitals, diagnostic centres as well as super-specialty hospitals.

Radiology field is expanding vastly in the area of medicine. Due to advances in computer technology, this field gets the advantage as it is closely linked to modern imaging.

You are provided with the job as per your specialization, experience and skills. There are several career paths available in the radiology field.

Job Profile in Radiography:

  • Radiology Technician
  • Radiology Assistant
  • Radiologist
  • Radiology Technologist/Radiographer
  • Radiology Nurse
  • Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • MRI Technician
  • CT Tech / CAT Scan Technologist / CT Scan Technologist

Common working places where an radiologist can work:

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Public Health Centres
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Nursing Homes

There are a lucrative jobs for the radiologists. Mostly, radiologists are required in hospitals.

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