Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses radiation and imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease. It allows the radiologic technologist to produce images of various internal parts of the body, to aid in the detection of injury or disease by using radiations. Radiology is central to the clinical practice of medicine across a wide range of disciplines. It is the best practical way to diagnose, monitor treatment and detect progression or relapse of many important and common diseases in a minimally invasive and anatomically precise manner. As a consequence of the increasing sophistication and accuracy of clinical imaging, the utilization and importance of radiology has increased dramatically and consistently over the last 20 years. In recent years, the increasing complexity of radiologic procedures has made Medical Radiology and Imaging technology a highly specialized and sophisticated science requiring competently trained personnel to maintain a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique. A qualified Medical Imaging Technologist is skilled in both interventional and Diagnostic Radiology.
Programme educational objectives (PEOs)
Provide the profession and community with trained qualified technologist
Provide education a comprehensive program that promotes problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills in the clinical environment
Students will demonstrate quality patient care skills including professionalism and ethical behaviors as specified in the code of ethics
Graduate students with specific skills necessary to be competent entry level