DIPLOMA IN MEDICAL IMAGING
Medical imaging is concerned with diagnostic and interventional procedures, health surveillance screening and research. Diagnostic radiographers are responsible for providing safe, rapid and accurate diagnostic imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical situations, using a range of imaging modalities and techniques. This will contribute to the subsequent management of the patients. They are also responsible for the physical and psychological well-being of patients whilst in their care. Medical imaging encompasses several sub-specialties, notably computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and interventional practice.
Medical Imaging Diploma program aims to support the national aspirations of providing quality healthcare by producing professionally competent medical imaging practitioners whom incorporate the highest values in their conduct and practice.
Medical Imaging curriculum prepares the graduate to be a diagnostic radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Diagnostic Radiographers are experts in the art and science of diagnostic medical radiography and are valuable members of the healthcare team.
With the advent of computers and the increasing use of technology in the healthcare setting, diagnostic radiographers are at the cutting edge of scientific technology, working with the latest advances in medical care.
As an essential member of the healthcare team, diagnostic radiographers use their knowledge of physics, radiation protection, human anatomy and physiology and a mastery of highly technical equipment to create medical images of organs, tissues, bones and vessels. Medical imaging examinations often are the first diagnostic tool doctors use to diagnose injuries and disease processes. Another intricate role of the diagnostic radiographer is to be educated in pathological processes and provide quality patient care and education during imaging procedures.