The Skilled NanoDegree in Radio-Diagnosis is suitable for graduates having experience in the technology of medical imaging science. It is specifically aimed at those pursuing a professional career in Medical Imaging Technology. It is designed to provide specialized training in the scientific principles of modern imaging science and in the application of these principles in the field of radio diagnosis and imaging.
Clinical Radiology is the use of imaging to diagnose, treat and monitor various diseases. Rapid advances in technology and our understanding of the features of disease on diagnostic images have allowed for imaging to be used at much earlier stages of the diagnostic process. Similarly, changes in the characteristics of disease with treatment can be detected by imaging, which is now frequently used to monitor progress as well as to perform image-guided treatment, thanks to a much greater clarity that often even replaces the need for a surgical procedure.
Now almost all clinical specialties rely heavily on radiology in order to be able to function clinically. Radiology today is a cornerstone of diagnosis and treatment and radiologists are at the heart of patient care. The enormous growth in applications of radiological imaging and image-guided treatments has resulted in an ongoing demand for top-quality radiologists
Programme Structure – 70 Credits
Medical Student on completing Skilled NanoDegree in Radio-Diagnosis should have acquired good basic knowledge in the various sub-specialties of radiology such as Neuro-radiology, GI-radiology, Uro-radiology, Vascular- radiology, Musculoskeletal, Interventional radiology, Emergency radiology, Pediatric radiology and Mammography, and be able to
- Independently conduct and interpret all routine and special radiological and imaging investigations.
- Provide radiological services in acute emergency and trauma including its medico legal aspects.
- Elicit indications, diagnostic features and limitation of application of ultrasonography, CT and MRI and should be able to describe proper cost-effective algorithm of various imaging techniques in a given problem setting.
- Perform (under supervision) basic image guided interventional procedures for diagnosis and therapeutic management.
- Formulate basic research protocols and carry out research in the field of radiology related clinical problems.
- Undertake further specialization in any of the above-mentioned branches in Radiodiagnosis such as Gastrointestinal radiology, Uro- radiology, Neuro- radiology, Vascular radiology, Musculoskeletal radiology, Interventional radiology etc.
- To interact with other specialists and super-specialists so that maximum benefit to the patient accrues.
- Work as a Senior Resident/consultant in Radiodiagnosis and conduct the teaching programme for undergraduates, postgraduates as well as paramedical and technical personnel.
- A candidate with Bachelor degree in any science discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in the BSc. Exam.
- Graduation in Medical Radiology& Imaging Technology/B.Sc. Medical Technology Radio diagnosis and Imaging or related Domain.
We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Please note: applications will be considered on a monthly rolling basis and you will hear back from the School once a decision has been made.
- Video blogs
- Articles and case study reviews
- Individual and group presentations
- MCQs and online quizzes
- Mini research project
- Reports and paper reviews
- Written examinations
By the end of the program students should be able to:
- Work diligently to deliver quality service collaboratively and independently.
- Uphold ethical standards by incorporating principles of safety, accountability, responsibility.
- Identify his/ her professional learning and developmental needs.
- Promote, support and further advance the character, status and interests of Medical Imaging Technologist
- Promote advance scientific knowledge.
- Verifying informed consent, assuming responsibility for patient needs during procedures.\
- Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. Starting and maintaining intravenous access as prescribed, Identifying, preparing and/or administering medications as prescribed
- Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
- Performing diagnostic radiographic and non-interpretive fluoroscopic procedures.
- Assist radiologists and senior staff in complex radiological examinations.
- Record imaging identification and patient documentation quickly and accurately and observes protocols.
- Research and development of new techniques and procedures as assigned.
- Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of a department / unit / team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
- Follows established safety practices including biohazards, exposure control plan.
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
- Identifying and managing emergency situations.
- Performing ongoing quality assurance activities.
- Ensure safe custody of all the accessories of the X-ray unit of which he/she is in charge. Keeps the X-ray room locked when not in use.
- Understands and observes health and safety precautions and instruction for self and others protection. He/she should wear dosimeter during duty hours.
- Attends all in service education required as per hospital policy.
- Providing education. Educating and monitoring students and other health care providers.
- Orientation and teaching students and new employees.
- To exhibit keen interest, initiative & drive in the overall development of the Department and ‘Leadership Qualities’ for others to follow.
BSRD 1802 Radiography and Processing techniques
- Dark room technique
- Radiography of the extremities
- Radiography of the spine, abdomen, pelvic girdle and thorax
- Radiography of the skull
- Contrast techniques of GI tract, biliary tract, GU tract
- Contrast techniques of C.N. system
- Contrast techniques of the cardio vascular system including chest
- Miniature radiography, macro radiography & magnification techniques
- Pediatric Radiography
- Dental , portable and emergency radiography
- Contrast & contrast reactions
- Quality Assurance
BSRD 1803 Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Musculoskeletal System
- Respiratory System
- Cardio-vascular system
- Gastro-intestinal tract including Hepatobiliary system
- Urogenital tract.
- C.N.S. including spine
- Radiology of obstetric and Gynecology
- E.N.T, EYES, Teeth, soft tissue, Breast.
- Endocrinal Glands
- Clinical applied radionuclide imaging.
- PAC’S, digital radiography and other recent advances, molecular and Functional imaging.
- Emergency radiology and trauma
- Interventional Radiology related to different system of the body.
- Radiation Physics.
BSRD 1804 Diseases and disorder
- Respiratory System
- Gastrointestinal (GIT) and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic System
- Genito-Urinary System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Cardiovascular Radiology
- Radiology Emergency Medicine
- Mammography and Breast Intervention
- Opthalmology, ENT and Face; maxillofacial and dental radiology
- Reticuloendothelial Disorders
BSRD 1805 Diagnostic Techniques
BSRD 1806 Recent Advances In Radiology
BSRD 1807 Interventional Imaging Technology