Career In Radiology

If you want to see yourself as a radiologists, then you can refer this article for complete guide.

Have you seen images of X-ray? or heard about MRI?

In the field of radiology, your study curriculum will consist of all these terms.

Do you know – “What does Radiology means”?

“Radiology is one of the exciting and interesting medical courses that makes the use of imaging to distinguish and treat diseases available in the body” .

A radiographer produces radiography of patients with the help of X-ray to find the exact medical condition of the patient. In addition with X-ray, a radiographer also considers CT scans, ultrasounds and MRI for producing radiography.

Radiology field is broadly divided into two areas namely diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Diagnostic Radiology is the specialization of medicine that uses the images of X-Ray and other imaging techniques to diagnose the disease and injury of patient.

Interventional Radiology is the another medical specialty that also uses imaging techniques (X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound) for direction. Patients can be treated and diagnosed using minimally invasive procedures.

Radiology Courses


The need of educated and professional radiology technologists in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices are increasing continuously. The field of radiography will be continued to show higher than average job growth into the future. After completing your degree in this field you will become Radiologist (MD), Radiology Technologists/ Radiographer, Radiology Technicians, Ultrasound Technician/ Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, MRI Technician, CT Tech/ CAT Scan Technologist/ CT Scan Technologist.

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Techniques Used in Radiology

To determine or discover the diseases within the human body, a radiologists uses a variety of imaging techniques that include X-ray radiography, ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear medicine such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to diagnose and treat the diseases.

Courses & Duration

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You can pursue diploma courses, bachelor’s course, master’s course and certification courses in the field of radiology. You can apply for UG courses after completing 12th. The courses offered in radiology are mentioned below:

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate in Radiography
  • Certificate in Radiology Assistant
  • Certificate in Radiography Diagnostic

Diploma Courses – 2 years

  • Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy
  • Diploma in Radio-diagnostic Technology

Bachelor’s Courses – 3 years

  • B.Sc in Radiography
  • B.Sc (Hons.) in Medical Radiotherapy Technology

Master’s Courses – 2 years

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radio-diagnosis and Imaging Sciences
  • Post Graduate Diploma in X-ray Radiography and Ultra-sonography

How to become a Radiologists?

  • Career of radiologists begins with earning a bachelor’s degree. After graduating from medical school, you are awarded with the degree of M.O. (or D.O.). Now, you can apply for the medical license and will be considered as a physician.
  • Now, a physician must have completed four years of a radiology residency to become a radiologists.
  • State license is very important for radiologists. The license will be provided after the two-part examination covering medicine, anatomy, imaging modalities and physics.

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Radiology can be done in the following specializations:

  • Breast-imaging specialist
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Genitourinary radiology
  • Cardiovascular radiologist
  • Emergency radiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • Nuclear radiology
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Pediatric radiology

A good radiologists must be skilled in the following areas:

  • A complete understanding of medical and human anatomy that relates human health.
  • Strong technical skills is required as they have to work on computer.
  • Excellent vision and analytical skills are required.
  • One must have interest and solid background in Biology, Physiology and Anatomy.

Top colleges of India offers medical education in radiology are listed here:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS 2019)
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (AFMC 2019)
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry (JIPMER 2019)
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

Jobs & Career Opportunities

Career in working as radiology technologist is a smart choice!

It is a demanding profession.

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.

In India, Radiology is growing at a rapid pace!


How much does a radiologist make?

A radiologist will get the salary depending upon their job titles. The average pay of a radiologist is $ 79,037 per year. In India, an average salary of Rs 545,630 per year has been paid to the Physician / Doctor, Radiologist.

A physician/Doctor/Radiologists need not to think about salary, their salary is good as compared to other professions.

Books & Study Materials

You can refer these books for the preparation of radiography. Some of the best highly recommended books are listed here:

  • Radiology at a glance – Rajat Chowdhury
  • Clinical Guide to Sonography – Charlotte Henningsen
  • Obstetric Ultrasound – Trish Chudleigh
  • Core Radiology by Jacob Mandell
  • Radiology of the urinary system (The Little, Brown Library of radiology) by Milton Elkin
  • Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques – Kenneth L.Bontrager
  • Radiography PREP Program Review and Exam Preparation, Seventh Edition – D.A. Saia

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  1. Mishaim irshad says:

    Plz tell me the scope of radiology

  2. Shilpa says:

    Sir from where I do my masters in radiology in India , suggest me best colleges.

  3. Gurtej singh says:

    Sir ,I have passed 12th is radiography best .how many chances for govt job in this field.

  4. Arti says:

    This is arti.i am completed 2017 .

    Please inform radiology details

  5. Arti says:

    Please tell me radiology details

  6. Garima kumari says:

    Sir….my question is radiology is a best line in our future….. I Am 12th pass out student…. I Am confused That. How I can choose any line in pcb

  7. Pavan Kumar says:

    I got 92% in state exam but I didn’t get neet rank can I apply for the college
    Can any one tell me to college for bsc radiology

  8. Your Name...suresh says:

    I completed my Diploma in medical imeging technology how l can get addmossin in govt colleges in bsc radiology

  9. khushboo says:

    this is khushboo,
    i’m pursuing msc (zoology)
    may i eligible for this course now??
    and please tell me detail for radiology course.

  10. Sambhaji Mahadev Patil says:

    Radiology is very good course

  11. Swapna Rode says:

    Sir I have to take degree of bachelor of ultrasound technology ie for sonography, is neet needed for that.

  12. Nikita Remje says:

    Sir I have passed 12th witb 83 % this year. I haven’t given NEET then am I eligible for this course or not ?

  13. Mbbs student says:

    Is there a lot of difference between diploma in radiology and pg degree in raidology
    Is there any barrier or difference or limits in clinical diagnosis between them??

  14. Vishakha says:

    I am in searching of BSC radiography college in pune anybody can help mi please

  15. Trushali myani says:

    Sir i hve just completed my 12th sci plz tell me how can i get admission in rediology ??

  16. Rajanpreet kaur says:

    I got 54% marks in 12th class canl eligible for radiography

  17. Mangalam bharti says:

    Radiology course

  18. Arun says:

    Sir i have recently done bsc in chemistry can i do any radiology courses

  19. Mohd Danish says:

    Sir, Main Bsc (BRIT) Krna chahta hn ye kaisa course h sir
    lekin mujhko iske Scope k Bre main nhi pta h k isme scope kaisa h aur kitni acchi job mil sakti h India me aur out of country me kitni acchi salary milegi sir plz AP bta dijiye mujhko

  20. Sumit says:

    Sir i am a student of pcm.
    Can i do this cource of bsc(mt rt) ??

  21. ankur tewatia says:

    sir mai 12th kai exam dekar radiology kar sakta hu sir plz

  22. rashmi pandey says:

    sir i have been listening about application operators which we can get after completing bsc in rit….sir i want discription about same…i just wanna know hum kya kre kis exam kis interview ko de ki we get selected into it… properly i dont know ki esa kuch ki nhi..agr iam elegible for this what i would do to get into it???????

  23. sajan thakur says:

    Sir I have complete my 12th in non medical stream can I do radiology

  24. Saurabh Ranjan says:

    Sir I’m in x ray technician.can I do bsc radiology

    • SAHIL VERMA says:

      Sir Maine 2013 me 12th pass ki hai kya mai diploma radiology me admision le skta hoo aur esme age kitni honi chahiye

  25. someshnaik says:

    Sir i have completed Radiology technician course can i elgibility for physist. Pls sir. Replay me

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is there any form available for radiology. Please inform

  27. Ashutosh dadhich says:

    I completely BSC Bio technology became (radiologist MD)
    Kindly suggest me

  28. Bhms student says:

    Can a bhms do pg diploma radiology???

  29. Surbhi mehta says:

    Hello sir ,i want to become a radiologist ,n after 12th i have done course of general b.Sc, may do course of radiology??

    • Payal pardhi says:

      I’ve done bsc in microbiology n now I want to become a radiologist(msc). Am I eligible for that. Nd suggest the college’s in Maharashtra. Pls

  30. Ritik says:

    How i can get addmission in government college for bsc.radiology.Is there any entrance test.

  31. astha gupta says:

    Sir i want to become a radiologist doctor… pls tell me which course shulld i have to select to become a radiologist doctor ( sonography) . For neet exam is compussary or not ?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      First appear in NEET, complete your MBBS and then you can pursue MD in Radiology, also you can become radiology technician after completting your B.Sc in Radiology.

  32. richin arora says:

    after compliting bsc radiology how can i became a (radiologist MD )?

  33. Sunil Upadhyay says:

    Can a BAMS graduate apply for radiologist masters course?

  34. Rakesh Patekar says:

    My sister had completed her Bsc in computer science she wants to be a radiologist. For what course she should go.? Please let me Know about the all regarding courses and how to get enroll for it.?

  35. Abhishek gupta says:

    Radiology is back bone of the hospital.
    It is very important course for diagnostic as well as theruaptic purpose so u can join Bsc Radiology course.
    Govt and private college offer u for taking admission.
    There are sinple steps for taking admission in Bacholers of radiology and imaging techniques.
    Step 1st fill the form in may or june showing on the website of UPUMS saifai Etawah uttar pradesh
    It is a govt college and fees is also very less as compare to other college. 24,800 including with hostel and security foe one year.

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