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  • What are the career opportunities of a Radiologist in India?

    Aspiring for a career in radiology? Looking out for information regarding the course and career opportunities in this field? Find responses from experts and advice for your query.

    I want to know, the courses for admission under Radiology after higher secondary education in India?
    What course to study to become a radiologist? Could a person become a doctor by studying radiology? Are there good career opportunities for radiologists in India?
    Experts, please guide me in this regard.
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  • Radiology is one of the exciting and interesting medical courses which utilises the usage of imaging to treat the disease available in the body.
    Radiology - field is basically divided into two areas namely diagonistic radiology and international radiology.
    A radiographer produces radiography of patients with the help of X- Ray to find the exact medical condition of the patient. Apart from X - Ray, a radiographer also considers CT Scan, Ultrasound and MRI for producing Radiography.
    Jobs and Career Oppurtunities
    The career and job oppurtunities in the field of radiography are extensive. The demand of the radiographer shad on the higher sides recently with the development of technologies in the medical - science.
    In India, radiographer can work both in the government and private hospitals in both the forms full or part - time.
    The minimum eligibility criteria fo taking up the courses for certification, Diploma and Graduation is 10+2 passed from a recognised Board.
    Certification courses are of one year duration. Courses are as follows -
    1) Certificate in Radiology2) Cerificate in Radiotherapy
    Diploma courses covering two years in the following areas
    1) Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy
    2) Diploma in Radiodiagonistic Technology
    Bachelors degree consisting of three years in the following areas -
    1) B. Sc in Radiography
    2) B.Sc ( Hons) in Medical Radiotherapy and Radiotechnology.
    There are post graduation courses as well.
    Job Profile
    1) Radiology Technician
    2) Radiology Assistant
    3) Radiologist
    4) Radiographer
    5) Ultrasound Technician
    6) MRI Technician
    7) CT Scan Technologist.
    Working Places
    1) Government Hospital
    2) Private Hospitals
    3) Public Health Centres
    4) Diognistic Laboratory
    5) Nursing Homes etc.
    Specialisation courses in Radiology
    1) Diagonistic Radiology
    2) Cardiovascular Radiology
    3) Pediatric Radiology
    4) Radiation Oncology
    5) Nuclear Radiology etc
    A cardiologist must have skills in the following areas
    1) Complete understanding of medical and human technology
    2) Strong in both human health technical skill and proficient in the computers
    3) Excellent - vision and Analytical - skill.

  • After doing class 12th with science one can go for a certificate, diploma or graduation in Radiology. There is a continuous need of the Radiologists in the medical industry and it is a good profession as a career. Depending on the course one will be appointed as a technician or Radiographer or full fledged Radiologist in a lab or hospital. Radiologist has a wide spectrum of activities in handling X-ray, CT scan, Sonography, PET, MRI, CAT scan etc and his job is a very responsible and technical skill job.

    The certificate course is generally a short term course and is available as Certificate in Radiography, Certificate in Radiology Assistant and Certificate in Radiography Diagnostic. Diploma course is of 2 years duration and can be done as Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy or Diploma in Radio-diagnostic Technology. Degree course or Bachelor course is of 3 years duration and is known as B.Sc in Radiography or B.Sc (Hons.) in Medical Radiotherapy Technology. After graduation one can also go for PG diploma in Radiotherapy.

    After doing the graduation one has to apply for license to work as a Physician cum Radiologist. The license is provided only after qualifying in a two part exam. One has also to go through sufficient resident experience to become an authorised Radiologist.

    Radiology has emerged as a big area as in many diagnosing or treating methods it is used. There are specialised branches of Radiology in medical field and some of these are Breast-imaging Diagnostic imaging, Genitourinary, Cardiovascular radiology, Emergency radiology, Radiation oncology, Gastrointestinal, Nuclear radiology, Neuro-radiology and Paediatric radiology. The person who is pursuing Radiology as a career must abreast himself with the Biology and human anatomy.

    There are many institutes in India from where one can do course in Radiology and some of the prominent ones are All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi; Armed Forces Medical College, Pune; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry; Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi; Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi etc.

    Radiologists can work in private or Govt hospitals. They are generally in regular capacity. Due to mushrooming of private diagnostic centres they are in good demand. Depending upon the qualifications one can be absorbed as Radiology Technician, Radiology Assistant, Radiologist, Radiology Technologist/Radiographer, Radiology Nurse, Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, MRI Technician etc.

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  • The candidates who completed their 12th Class/ Intermediate with Science subjects can join and get a certificate/ diploma/graduation degree in Radiology. After graduation one can go for PG Diploma also can be done. These courses are very good and there is a good demand for these candidates.
    One can opt for a certificate in Radiography, Radiology Assistant and Radiography Diagnostic. The diploma is for two years. The degree is for 3 years. The certificate holders, diploma candidates and graduates can work in the following positions. A graduate can register himself as a Physician cum Radiologist. But he has to get qualified in an examination after putting up some service.

    All the government hospitals, private hospitals, diagnostic centres, medical colleges and training institutes for radiologists will have positions for the qualified people in this line. Once you get some expereince you can start your own diagnostic centre. You can work on a part-time basis in more than one diagnostic centre also.

    The following are the institutes where you can study for these courses.

    1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi;
    2.Armed Forces Medical College, Pune;
    3/Christian Medical College, Vellore; J
    4.awaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry;
    5. Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi.

    There are many other institutes also.

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  • 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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  • Radiology is one of the exciting and continually growing fields. Anybody interested in radiology field can join bachelor degree or any associate degree in this field.
    Radiologist: Radiologist is the physician or surgeon who learns the highly-advanced skill of interpreting and diagnosing medical imaging is called radiologist. Usually they read mammography, x-ray, MRI, fluoroscopy, and CT scans to identify illness and disease.
    There is one more field called as Radiography. It is quite different from radiology.
    Radiographers: Radiographers are specialized in the imaging of human anatomy for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology

    Certificate Courses: These are short term courses.
    1. Certificate in Radiography
    2. Certificate in Radiology Assistant
    3. Certificate in Radiography Diagnostic

    Diploma Courses: It is 2 years degree course.
    1. Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy
    2. Diploma in Radio-diagnostic Technology
    3. Diploma in Medical Radio Diagnosis
    4. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
    5. Diploma in Dialysis Techniques.
    6. Diploma in Operation Theatre Techniques.
    7. Diploma in Clinical Pathology
    8. Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

    Bachelor's Courses : It is 3 years degree course.
    1. Bachelor of Science in Radiography
    2. Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Medical Radiotherapy Technology
    3. Bachelor of Science in Radiology & Imaging Technology

    PG Diploma Courses : It is 2 years degree course.
    1. Post Graduate Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology
    2. Post Graduate Diploma in Radio-diagnosis and Imaging Sciences
    3. Post Graduate Diploma in X-ray Radiography and Ultra-sonography

    Master's Courses : It is 2 years degree course.
    1. Master of Science in Radiographic Reporting
    2. Master of Science in Forensic Radiography
    3. Master of Science in Medical Radiation Physics
    4. Master of Science in Diagnostic Radiography
    5. Master of Science in Medical Physics
    6. Master of Science in Medical Ultrasound
    7. Master of Science in Medical Imaging
    8. Master of Science in Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
    9. Master of Science in Clinical Radiology

    If anybody is having a Degree in Medical Science then he can go for MD radiology.

    MD Radiology: It is a 3 years long PG course in Medicine.
    Eligibility: M.B.B.S., B.D.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., + 1- year internship
    Admission procedure: Admission to this course will be done through NEET PG (conducted by NBE) or State- level PG exam or AIIMS, PGI and JIPMER. Some institutes conduct their own entrance examinations.
    Course Fees: Ranges between INR 25,000 and 8 Lacs

    Specialization can be selected in MD radiology: Breast-imaging specialist, Emergency radiology, Genitourinary radiology, Radiation oncology, Diagnostic radiology, Gastrointestinal radiology, Nuclear radiology, Cardiovascular radiologist, Neuro-radiology and Pediatric radiology

    Top Institutes offering MD Radiology are:
    1) Sri Laxmi Narayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Puduchery
    2) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
    3) Christian Medical College, Vellore
    4) St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
    5) Government Medical College, Surat
    6) AIIMS New Delhi
    7) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
    8) Grant Medical College, Mumbai
    9) Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
    10) MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
    11) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science
    12) SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai
    13) Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
    14) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
    15) Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
    16) Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
    17) Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune
    18) Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

    After getting qualification from medical college a radiologist can apply for medical lecense and start his career.

    Career Opportunities
    1. MRI Technician
    2. Radiology Technologist/Radiographer
    3. Radiologist
    4. Radiology Nurse
    5. Radiology Technician
    6. Radiology Assistant
    7. CAT Scan Technologist or CT Scan Technologist
    8. Ultrasound Technician
    9. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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