What is a PhD in Medical Imaging?

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Medical Imaging teaches you how to use technologies like X-rays, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance to diagnose, monitor and treat a patient’s disease or injury. You will also explore the importance of Medical Imaging and its role in modern healthcare systems.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Medical Imaging, you can expect to take classes on human anatomy and physiology, patient care and safety, biostatistics, image acquisition, optimisation, and evaluation, radiation and radiotherapy physics, etc.

As a future Medical Imaging professional, you will take images of a patient’s organs, bones or tissues. You need to evaluate the image’s quality and answer questions regarding the process or the results, which can come either from a healthcare colleague or the patient.

In addition to solid biological and technical knowledge, successful Medical Imaging specialists must excel in communication, attention to detail, critical thinking, and risk assessment skills, among others.

After graduating with a Medical Imaging degree, you can work as a radiographer, sonographer, ultrasound technician, magnetic resonance technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, etc. The most common employers are public and private hospitals, clinics, and similar healthcare institutions.

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