What will the program teach you?
This program comprises the study of theories and principles of electromagnetic radiation or X-Rays and their applications for muscle penetration, bones, and tissues and has internal images envisioned on a photographic film. Special guidance and training about exact dosing limits, ECG, equipment, venipuncture, procedures, injections, and scanning methods are imparted to make sure that the candidates are accurate, precise in their presentation, and are attentive to detail. It also provides a decent knowledge about Human Anatomy and physiology, Radiographic Techniques, and Ultrasonography.
For pursuing a diploma in X-Ray Technology, one must have a pass degree in Higher Secondary Examination along in science stream with a minimum percentage of 45 or more from any recognized board such as ICSE, CBSE, State Board, or equivalent. All admissions will be based on scores obtained in the entrance examination at the university level. Candidates might also get selected by some colleges on the basis of their merit. The duration of the Diploma in X-Ray is minimum of 2 years.
The fees of a Diploma in X-Ray Technology vary between INR 70,000- 90,000 for every two years.
This course provides a wide range of job opportunities in public as well as in private health centers. In most hospitals, Radiographers can be found and you can always see one in many physician’s offices. While practicing or working under any government organization, there will be vast scope for pursuing research.
There are great opportunities for the students with diplomas in X-Ray Technology. There are many roles in which they can be required, such as radiographers who are supposed to diagnose patients with the use of several radiation pieces of equipment as in MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, etc. Then there are Computer Tomography Technologists who are commonly known as CT Scan Technologists. They are especially responsible for scanning an image of humanity’s internal body parts in case of any suspicion for any abnormalities.
Apart from this, there are Diagnostic Medical sonographers, Mammographer, and so on.
X-Ray Technicians perform x-ray procedures on a human body and produce its images using several radiology devices.
There are certain responsibilities taken by them :
- Guide the patient to have the correct physical position for the X-Ray to be done.
- Prepare all the devices, rooms for the X-Ray procedure.
- Develop the radiology film.
- Prepare documentation of patient’s record according to the procedure.
- Review the scanned images and decide whether they needed to be redone.
In India, the average salary of a student pursuing any profession with a diploma in X-Ray Technology is nearly INR 0.1 LPA to INR 4.8 LPA. Though it completely depends upon the job role one is assigned to.
The necessity for a professional and educated radiology technician is increasing day by day not only in hospitals but also in different clinics and physician’s offices. This field might have a higher wage and scope as compared to many other fields.
Apart from the career prospects, a vast range of certificates courses is also available under this subject. Courses such as certificate course in Radiology, radiographic Diagnostic, radiology assistant, Diploma in Radio-Diagnostic technology, Radiotherapy, and Radiography.