A lot of people don't know what a
radiographer does. It is nothing to do with
radar and everything to do with
investigating why people are ill.
Radiographer are at the heart of modern
medicine. They are part of a highly skilled,
What are X-rays?
X Rays are a form of electromagnetic
radiation just like gamma rays, radiowaves
and light waves.
produced when fast moving electrons hit the
target of an X-ray tube and interact with
anything in their path between the tube and
the x-ray film.
Why do you need X-ray?
By X-raying of the area concerned,
clinicians/radiologist can find
out what is wrong with patients so they
can plan treatment.
are the various modalities used in a
General radiography, CT scan,
Ultrasound, mammography, angiography
and contrast studies.
What does a diagnostic
you are ill or have an accident
and go to hospital, you may see
a diagnostic radiographer who
will X-ray you to produce images
that are used to diagnose injury
Why should I be a radiographer?
Diagnostic radiographers provide
essential services to millions
of people. Without them. modern
healthcare would collapse.
without detailed images of what
is happening inside the body,
treatment would not be as
effective, and valuable time may
makes a good radiographer?
Diagnostic radiographers need a
range of skills. You need to be
able to communicate with other
member of the team
and to provide support and
comfort for patient who
may be frightened, or uncertain
about what is going to happen.
minimum academic entry
requirement for a degree course
in diagnostic radiography is 14
points or above at Advanced
Level GCSE or equivalent.
Currently, most radiography
degree courses prefer
sometimes specifying Physics and
obtain a Brunei Government
Scholarship, students must
fulfill the criteria set by the
Ministry of Education.
Subject studied include anatomy,
physiology, pathology, science,
image interpretation, as well as
aspects of patient care,
including first aid and
Course comprise 50% placement
and 50% academic study which are
mentally and physically
demanding. There is time spent
in the classroom of course, but
you get to work with qualified
radiographers and patient as
early your first year.
UK radiography courses are at
degree level and most are for
three (except four years in
Scotland and Northern Ireland).
Before applying for a course, it
would be a good idea for you to
visit our department to get a
good impression of what the work
involves. We welcome interested
students for a short placement
in our department.
Application for degree courses
should be made through
Universities and Colleges
UK Universities which offer
Anglia Polytechnic University,
University of Bradford
Caledonian University, Glasgow
University of Central England,
Cranfield University, Swindon
University of Derby, Nottingham
University of East Anglia, Ipswich
University of Hertfordshire,
University of London
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
University of Portsmouth
Margaret University, Sheffield
Bank University, London
Martin's College, Lancaster
University of Teeside,
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
University of Ulster
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Wales College of
University of the West of England,
For further enquiries, please contact:
Radiology. RIPAS Hospital, BSB