Know all about being a Radiologic Technologist
Have you ever seen a doctor looking into a thin black & white sheet and magically telling the name of the disease one is suffering from? Well, that ‘magic sheet’ is called as an X-Ray image, with the help of which, doctors and physicians detect diseases and treat them. The sets of physicians who are responsible for performing x-rays using technology are known as Radiologic Technologist.
What is a Radiologic Technology (RT)?
Radiology is one of the most interesting and promising career that makes use of technology to detect and treat diseases. Radiologic Technology professionals perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI) scans and Computed Tomography (CT) scans.
Who are Radiographers and what do they do?
A Radiologic Technologist, also known as Radiographers or X-Ray techs are mostly responsible for correct positioning of patients for x-ray, ensuring quality diagnosis and getting the right treatment for the patients. They work closely with the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury. In the current scenario, the imaging technology is advancing fast in the medical field, which puts radiologic technologists at the front and center of innovation.
Scopes and opportunities in the field of RT
With increase in use of technology in the field of medical sciences, there is a high demand for Radiologic Technologists. You can specialize in fields like MRI technology, computed tomography (CT), radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, mammography, and many more.
To help you decided what specialization to pursue within Radiology, here are a few areas which are of high demand:
How to build up a career path in Radiologic Technologist
This is a superb fit for someone who wants to:
- Focus on working in the healthcare field
- Master technology
All you have to do is set your study pitch well. Pay extra attention to subjects like Science and Math as they will play a vital role in getting through a good college. Post that, you can earn a certificate course or can pursue diploma courses, bachelor’s course and master’s course.
To help you get a clear idea, here are few course options available:
Few of the top colleges in India which offers medical programs in Radiology:
- Quantum School of Health Sciences – Roorkee, Dehradun
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research – Puducherry
- Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) – Chandigarh
- Armed Forces Medical College – Pune
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences – Delhi
- CMJ University – Meghalaya
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