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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, multidisciplinary team.

What are X-rays?
X Rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation just like gamma rays, radiowaves and light waves.

X-Rays are 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.

What are the various modalities used in a Radiology Department?
General radiography, CT scan, Ultrasound, mammography, angiography and contrast studies.

What does a diagnostic radiographer do?
If 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 or disease.

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 be lost.

What 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.

Entry Requirements?
The 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 science-based A-levels, sometimes specifying Physics and Maths.

To obtain a Brunei Government Scholarship, students must fulfill the criteria set by the Ministry of Education.

Course Structure
Subject studied include anatomy, physiology, pathology, science, image interpretation, as well as aspects of patient care, including first aid and communication skills.

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.

All 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 Admissions Service

UK Universities which offer Undergraduate Radiography courses are:

  • Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge

  • University of Bradford

  • Caledonian University, Glasgow

  • University of Central England, Birmingham

  • City University, London

  • Cranfield University, Swindon

  • University of Derby, Nottingham

  • University of East Anglia, Ipswich

  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

  • University of London

  • University of Leeds

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of Portsmouth

  • Queen Margaret University, Sheffield

  • South Bank University, London

  • St. Martin's College, Lancaster

  • University of Teeside, Middlesborough

  • The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

  • University of Ulster

  • University of Wales, Bangor

  • University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff

  • University of the West of England, Bristol

For further enquiries, please contact:

Senior Radiographer,

Department of Radiology. RIPAS Hospital, BSB

Tel: 2242424 ext 306/307A