A Radiologist is a doctor who has specialized in diagnostic radiology or oncology radiation. He/she clarify and shed light on the illness through the use of x-rays, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine and even perform procedures such as an angiogram or biopsy.
One needs to be a graduate in medicine i.e. an M.B.B.S and pass different sets of examination or candidate's rank in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
a) DNB: Diplomate of national board is a 3 years course after MBBS
b) MD: Doctor of Medicine is a 3 years course after MBBS
c) DMRD: Diploma in medical radio diagnosis is a 2 years course after MBBS
d) DM Interventional Radiology or Doctorate of Medicine(3 years course)
e) DNB Endovascular & Interventional Radiology or Diplomate of national board (3 years course)
Note: Only (a) DNB or (b) MD Radio diagnost are qualified candidates are eligible for super-speciality courses (d) DM Interventional Radiology and (e)DNB in Endovascular & Interventional Radiology.
Fees: The normal or averages fees varies from institute to institute and ranges between Rs. 25000/- to Rs. 8 Lac
Job Opportunities: After Successful completion of the course from a recognised institute, they can work as Radiologist, Radiology Technologists/ Radiographer, Radiology Technicians, Ultrasound Technician/ Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, MRI Technician, CT Tech/ CAT Scan Technologist/ CT Scan Technologist etc. They can even work in industries or healthcare companies that are related to health care. They can even work in hospitals, Public health clinic, Practice as physician, Healthcare clinics, Colleges, etc.
Salary: Depending upon the exposure, institute or hospital and experience, the salary varies from Rs. 3 Lac to above per year.
Few colleges that offer the course are:
i) Grant Medical College - Marg, Nagpada-Mumbai Central, J J Marg, Nagpada-Mumbai Central, Noor Baug, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400008, India.
ii) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science - Sevagram, Wardha 442102, Maharashtra, India.
iii) Osmania Medical College - 5-1-876, Turrebaz Khan Rd, Troop Bazaar, Koti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500095, India
iv) Government Medical College - Opp Income Tax Department Office, Majura Gate, Surat, Gujarat 395001, India
v) Kurnool Medical College - Bharath Petroleum, Near, Bhudawarapet, Kisan Ghat Rd, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 518002, India
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