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 2020)
    • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (AFMC 2020)
    • Christian Medical College, Vellore
    • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry (JIPMER 2020)
    • 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

    For more information regarding Radiology Courses, you may ask your query below.

    Displaying 248 Comments
    1. Waris Ali says:

      is MBBS must for Radiology plz tell me
      and what will the process of Radiology

    2. Ankan Sinha says:

      How to apply for the admission of bsc in radiology & medical techniques…. please help me

    3. Ankan Sinha says:

      How to apply for the admission of bsc in . please helpradiology

    4. s.pavithra says:

      I am interested radiology imaging technology

    5. Niki says:

      I have done my 12 in PCB can i go for bsc in radiology /imaging technology

    6. Digvijay salunkhe says:

      Iam interested

    7. Sharwari kulkarni says:

      In Maharashtra state, through which cet it will take admission for radiology ? Either Neet or mht cet?

      • poornima says:

        if we study radiology??? is there is job available in my state tamilnadu itself ??and how much i will get for this

    8. Nafeesath says:

      Sir I would like to know does Bsc in radiology has a good scope? And is there any side effect in working as a radiologist?

    9. madhu says:

      Which book is required to get crack the entrance test for admission in delhi aiims in bsc hons radiologist

    10. prerna says:

      This year i have appeared in class 12th.I want to know how to apply admission in bsc radiology course .please help me.

    11. Vidyasagar Gupta says:

      i like best corse radiology

    12. Ankita thorve says:

      Which cet is required for radiologist

    13. Avinash Machhindra Game says:

      Radiology based on met cet or not?

    14. aiswarya.t says:

      shall we go counseling for radiology and imaging technology course.

    15. aiswarya.t says:

      did there is any value for doing diplomo in radiology and imaging technology course.generally if we do diplomo we must do higher studies.

    16. k.swathipriya yadav says:

      Hello sir/madam I completed my diploma in radiology (drit) at Apollo medskills after this I want to do the pg for getting higher post so can u guide me sir plzz

    17. Priya says:

      Hello sir,
      i gave 12th exam in PCB.i want information in details about radiology. can you please give me your

    18. hidayat says:

      Sir if we work as radiologist there is a chance to attack any diseases like skin cancer please clear my doubts

    19. HIMANSHU SAINI says:

      helo sir,
      i want to take admission in college for bsc radiology shall i get direct admission i have scored 75%marks in isc board
      plzz help

    20. Shivam Shakya says:

      I have passed 12th with PCM. I can take admission in Bio. Technology

    21. bharti says:

      Sir I’m non medical student with(PCM) I want to do radiology so its right for me or not and eligible for me and not.

    22. bharti says:

      If its necessory in radiology course only do 12with medical science (biology)

    23. Chara says:

      Sir I had completed my Diploma operation theatre technology and I want to get degree so which one is the best courses to settle in life some people telling that you choose cardiac and some telling perfusion and some radiology I confused

    24. Charanraj says:

      Sir I had completed my Diploma operation theatre technology 3Years and and want to get degree so which one I choose course and which one best life settlement course
      Some people telling that7l bsc cardiac and some are perfusion and radiology

    25. Charanraj says:

      Sir I had completed my Diploma operation theatre technology 3Years and and want to get degree so which one I choose course and which one best life settlement course
      Some people telling that bsc cardiac and some are perfusion and radiology

    26. prem chand says:

      what is redology

    27. Nitesh Kumar says:


    28. Mohit malik says:

      Sir myself mohit malik i am pursuing diploma in pharmacy in final year i want to know which is best option to do bachelor in pharmacy or bachelor in radiology .

    29. Arush says:

      Sir I’m a diploma holder of mech engg and thinking to do this radiology technician from vivo centers. Please let me know about the scope of radiology technician and about its average package that we can earn through this course.. Please reply asap.

    30. arvind says:

      i had done 12 th with pcb can i do bsc in radiology

    31. Fathima zuhra says:

      My sister is studying in 10th n she wanna be a radiologist can she do a diploma course after 10th in radiology n afford a job???
      Please reply!!!?

    32. Sayyed numan says:

      Hey im numan i want to ask a question im done my in phys n i want to be a radiologist how can i apply ?? Thank u

    33. Mohammad Saqib says:

      sir I study in 12th class private only one subject from biology but i had pass 12 in 2015 year math subject and i take admission in radiology in lucknow up because my cousin brother doing PG radiology in MLB medical college jhansi want ki main ye course karun but sir aap ye bata dijiye ki ye course karne ke baad salary kitni milti hai aur private college me admission lene me fees kitni padegi in lucknow up

    34. Sneha bharti says:

      after 12th can i do radiology.

    35. sahigara says:

      how much i need to score in neet for getting admissions in radiology without donation ?

    36. patel Dipa says:

      Hello sir, I am belong in Gujarat. Sir I am physics graduate. Can I do this course? If I do this course. How do apply me. Plz tell me all terms and conditions

    37. dr chetna says:

      sir i m bams graduated .. can i do this course n get good salary package

    38. Deepansh says:

      Does Bachelor in radiology is Maths compulsory in 12th class

    39. MRI tech says:

      I want a job in MRI. I am having 15 yes experience. In radiology MRI,CT,X.ray,Mammo

    40. Insha says:

      Bums/bsc radiology which one is better plz answer

    41. saranya says:

      Sir iam doing physics next can I able to do radiology course with basic biology knowledge

    42. Ravinder Chahal says:

      Hi Sir
      i am not complete medical but now i want to do radiologist.
      What to dd

    43. rasu says:

      How many courses for radiology doctor?

    44. Parul Gupta says:

      Sir , I completed my bsc medical .Can I do radiology course after that?

    45. Piyush kant says:

      Sir i m cleared 12th n want to becom radiation oncologist. Can u please suggest me how to achieve my goal with complete procesd…..please

    46. Vivek poddar says:

      How to take addmission in radiology give me ur contact no.

    47. BHAVYA says:

      I have completed my bsc.radiology but I am not suitable to work with hospital…can u please suggest me…

    48. Suma Das says:

      I am a graduate with BA and had taken science till class10. Most of the paramedical courses requires for Science till +2. Can anyone guide me through courses with science till class10. Thanks in advance

    49. Rishika says:

      Sir may i take admission in radiology just after 12 exam?
      If yes then what is the proccess to take admission in radiology??

    50. sanju says:

      After complete this course higher one also..can one call as a doctor..MBBS completed student are call doctor…ex:Dr.asish biswash..

    51. Your Name... says:

      After complete this course higher one also..can one call as a doctor..MBBS completed student are call doctor…ex:Dr.asish biswash..

    52. Pallab jyoti kalita says:

      Sir, if i do DMLT in any one govt medical colleges of ASSAM, will i get a job just after completing the course??? Will the college authority provide me a job on campusing basis??? Or i will have find one for myself on govt/private hospital?

    53. Annie says:


    54. Ruth says:

      I have an and will like to do radiology in a good cheap Indian university. I also intend earning a salary while specializing. Can you recommend me one

    55. Krithka says:

      We need to study mbbs before radiology?

    56. LEELA Choudhary says:

      I am a student of 12 bio,after 12 I want to DMLT course.

    57. Vinod says:

      sir i am in ( CBZ ) Group .which course i do it & course duration , college in maharashtra ,pls tell me

    58. Praveen says:

      Sir I have doubt I don’t complete the MBBS , when I finish bsc radiology imaging technology next what to learn for higher studies … Bsc radiology how salary I would get and I am in India higher studies are available in India or not I will go to abroad pls reply my comments …….

    59. azad mulani says:

      sir i am b.e. electronics, is it possible for me to make a carreer as a radiologist ??? and if yes how can i proceed ….???

      • Mohit Negi says:

        It is a medical field, so you are not eligible for this, being an engg graduate you should focus on M.Tech and working in core engg companies like BHEL, NTPC, Power Grid etc.

    60. Jyotshna says:

      After bachelor in science I did diploma course in radiology imaging
      Should I eligible for PG diploma in radiology imaging

    61. Dip ranjan pandit says:

      Dear sir,
      Can i take admission in Msc. radiotherapy after Bsc. radiography, if can i take what will be salary in india?????

    62. Srikanta Kumar says:

      Can I get licence after my bachelor and master degree radiography

    63. Debasish Baruah says:

      Suggest me some good private & good Govt Colleges in India for the course Bsc Radiology & Imaging Technology

    64. arshad says:

      sir my qes is which is tha best college in radiologist in india and last date of admission in this field

    65. Shahrukh Malik says:

      Is their Any govt college in Delhi… . In which I’ll tak3 admission in radiology… Pls guide me what I’ll do for that. And also the fee structure.. .

    66. moazzam shaikh says:

      Can I take admission in radiography after hsc?

    67. Dhiraj Singh says:

      If i want to become a radiologist by doing bsc in that particular .
      What is the exact role of mine in that field .
      What is written abt the liscence for which we can apply and after getting that we can become as like as a physician .
      Plz explain as soon as possible .
      Waiting for reply

    68. sharvan says:

      if I do two year diploma after 12th then what is salary scale I get ?

    69. Mohammed shabeeb says:

      Whats the salary will get after studying bsc medical imaging technology

    70. Barkat says:

      What optimum salary would a simple radiologist get if he or she has not done mbbs?

    71. Sagar dua says:

      for this course bio is required for bachelor corse in radiology pls ask about this

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