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

Also Check – Courses after 12th Science

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 
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (AFMC 2024)
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry 
  • 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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Displaying 82 Comments
  1. Mark Hamlin says:

    Great read!!! Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  2. Mark Hamlin says:

    Great read!! Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  3. muhammad saalim says:

    sir tell you i am doning bsc radiology from punjab and i am from rajasthan and i want to job in rajasthan govt so please guide me sir.

  4. Nichodemus Rono says:

    which is the most marketable between someone who hold a higher diploma in radiography and imaging with someone having a degree in radiology

  5. Khushi pawar says:

    NEET is required to taking admission in gov’t college for becoming nuclear radiology

    How to become nuclear radiology

    I found out many websites but no one can able to tells me

  6. Aswathi k. S says:

    I have done DRRT course. Iam also an graduate in B. Sc zoology. Now I want to do higher studies in radiology field. What types of courses are there?

  7. Imran Ali says:

    Can I perform Ultrasonography after doing Bsc Radiology after 10+2

  8. Bia butt says:

    I want to get adm in B’s radiology but I have 40% mark’s in fsc

  9. Kale vaishnavi sanjay says:

    i want admission to radiology course ,i can get admission now or not ,i have 47 percentage in 12th level,

  10. Abugiri Mustapha says:

    Sir I’m doing 3yrs diploma in diagnostic radiological technology,can I persued doctor in radiology or becomes radiologist without my degree courses or masters courses and if can,how many years

  11. Keerthi says:

    Sir is bsc radiology and diploma radiography assistant are the same Crouses please can u explain

  12. Madhavi says:

    Neet is compulsory for radiology I take pcb in 11,12

  13. Collins says:

    I did not took biology as a subject in high school,then do I now gualify to to do medical imaging with physics only?

  14. Subhash yadav says:

    I have completed my 12th as pcm,can i study radiology , reply fast sir plzz

  15. Vigneshwari says:

    Hi I completed my graduation BE biomedical engineering…I am interest to work in radiology department…can I choose diploma in RIT???

  16. Bhakti Kasabkar says:

    I am in 1st year bsc radiology and imaging technology I want information about the government job for radiologist in Maharashtra it’s sybulls and how to apply for the placement in future and when and how the government conduct the exam for post

  17. Akshay says:

    Sir diploma in radiation course 2year course how much salary after course and government course is available in the field plzzz reply sirr

  18. Ravi Kumar says:

    please Tell me radiology full fees one year

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      It depends on the individual university as every university with Radiology program could have different fee structure.

  19. Abhinav says:

    Can I become Radiologist as I have done 12th with Physics,chemistry, biology
    & also i have completed my bsc with zoology,chemistry & comp.sci

  20. Bhagyashree says:

    I am doing bsc hons chemistry can eligible for msc in radiology

  21. Veerdev patel says:

    Sir I’m completed my 12 with PCM can I do radiology

  22. Bedanta deka says:

    I have done DMRT course. I want to do bsc in this field.. Now how must year need to complete bsc? 2/3years..

  23. Mansi says:

    After 12th what i can do first in radiotherapy plz reply me

  24. Drashti says:

    I have just completed my BSc chemistry . Can I opt for radiology course now?

  25. Hajrat ali says:

    Sir, i have complete my zoology ,botany ,and chemistry in genaral .can i want be radiologist
    After do this cource .which is better diploma or graduate

  26. Pasham Pramod Kumar says:

    Radiology is a Good Career Option.
    Radiology doesn’t require MBBS.

  27. Harshit Tomar says:

    Hlo sir,can i do radiology after physics and how

  28. Neelkamal says:

    Bsc radiology karne ke baad apna ultrasound center khola ja sakta hai kya?

  29. Sandeep says:

    Can I add doctrate before my name after completing radiology

  30. Roshini says:

    To become an MRI techian does neet exam required????

  31. Mounika peddireddy says:

    Which set is used for radiology

  32. rasu says:

    How many courses for radiology doctor?

  33. Parul Gupta says:

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

  34. 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

  35. Vivek poddar says:

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

  36. BHAVYA says:

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

  37. 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

  38. 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??

  39. 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..

  40. 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..

  41. 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?

  42. Annie says:


  43. 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

  44. Krithka says:

    We need to study mbbs before radiology?

  45. LEELA Choudhary says:

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

  46. Vinod says:

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

  47. 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 …….

  48. 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 ….???

    • Sarvgyan Team 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.

  49. Jyotshna says:

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

  50. 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?????

  51. Srikanta Kumar says:

    Can I get licence after my bachelor and master degree radiography

  52. Debasish Baruah says:

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

  53. arshad says:

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

  54. 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.. .

  55. moazzam shaikh says:

    Can I take admission in radiography after hsc?

  56. 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

  57. sharvan says:

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

  58. Mohammed shabeeb says:

    Whats the salary will get after studying bsc medical imaging technology

  59. Barkat says:

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

  60. Sagar dua says:

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

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