Medical Radiation Sciences

x-ray

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.

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.


Featured Expert

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.

Featured Video

Breast cancer detection and technology. Exploring novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators or disease, whilst minimsing risk to the patient.