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Discipline of Medical Imaging Science

Leading the future of medical imaging
Taught by leading experts, our medical imaging education and research equip students with expertise in the latest technologies to enhance patient care.

What is medical imaging science?

Medical imaging is the science of creating images of human tissue, bones, organs and vessels using equipment ranging from X-ray machines to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging. Practitioners such as radiographers work closely with radiologists and medical practitioners by providing meaningful medical images to enable an accurate diagnosis of a patient's condition.

They also work closely with cardiologists in imaging heart disease, with surgeons during a range of operations, and with emergency doctors in the emergency room.

Where can medical radiation science take you?

Our graduates 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 equipped with theoretical skills and practical experience through clinical fieldwork placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors.

Qualifications gained from the Discipline of Medical Imaging Science (previously known as the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences) are recognised worldwide.  Our pre-registration program, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Pass and Honours has full accreditation and graduates are eligible for full registration from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).  Our Master of Diagnostic Radiography program is assessed for accreditation leading to graduates being eligible for provision registration with the MRPBA.

Graduate Daniel Kilgour talks about studying the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Study options

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) will equip you with the skills to use high tech equipment ranging from small mobile X-ray machines to larger units, from MRI and CT scanners to sophisticated cardiac units, enabling timely and accurate patient diagnoses.

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science is a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that cultivates the skills necessary to provide high quality evidence-based practice across the medical imaging sciences and within your field.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science will help you develop research skills and knowledge in the field of medical radiation sciences, including the areas of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, hybrid imaging, breast imaging and radiographic image interpretation and research.

The Master of Medical Imaging Science is a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that cultivates research aptitude alongside technical expertise. Graduate with the skills necessary to advance high quality evidence-based practice across the medical imaging sciences and within your field.

The Master of Diagnostic Radiography will help you work with innovative imaging technologies ranging from small mobile X-ray machines to larger units, such as MRI and CT scanners, to sophisticated cardiac units, to enable accurate patient diagnosis and treatment.

Our people

  • Associate Professor Roger Bourne (postgraduate advanced coursework)
  • Dr Jill Clarke (Master of Diagnostic Radiography education)
  • Dr Peter Kench (Undergraduate Diagnostic Radiography education)
  • Dr Warren Reed (Research)

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