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Radiographers create meaningful medical images, enabling an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition. They use equipment ranging from small mobile X-ray machines to larger units, from MRI and CT scanners to highly sophisticated cardiac units.

Radiographers work closely with radiologists to employ a range of technologies, according to the information provided in a medical practitioner's request, to create images that can help to provide an accurate diagnosis. They work closely with cardiologists in imaging heart disease, with surgeons during a range of operations, and with emergency doctors in the emergency room.

We offer radiography courses at bachelor and graduate entry level. Our graduate entry radiography degrees are offered in both diagnostic radiography and medical imaging.

Career overview

Graduates of the diagnostic radiography program provide images and data for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Diagnostic radiographers work in the hospital system and private practice both in Australia and overseas.

Students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through both theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in the modern medical environment.

Qualifications gained from the Medical Radiation Sciences discipline are recognised worldwide, and graduates will receive full accreditation from their respective professional associations.

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Professor Patrick Brennan's research explores novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators of disease, whilst minimising risk to the patient. His research has involved most major imaging modalities including X-ray, computerised tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.

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Courses

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Graduate entry

Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science

Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science

Master of Medical Imaging Science

Master of Diagnostic Radiography