A lot of people don’t know what a
radiographer does. It’s nothing to do with
radio or radar, but its everything to do
with investigating why people are ill.
Radiography is the heart of modern medicine,
where radiographer takes part in a highly
skilled multidisplinary team.
They use the latest technology and manage
equipment that cost million of dollars.
What is X – ray?
X-ray are a form of electromagnetic
radiation just like gamma rays, radiowaves
and light waves.
X-rays are produced when fast moving
electrons hit target of an X-ray tube and
interact with anything in their pathway
between the tube and the x-ray film.
Why do you need X-ray?
By taking X-ray of the are concerned, it
helps the clinicians / radiologist in
finding out the problems is identified, the
clinicians can then proceed to treatment.
What is a radiographer?
A radiographer is a qualified and trained
professional who uses highly sophisticated
equipment to produce quality images for
Radiologist and clinicians for medical
How are images produced?
Several modalities are used to diagnose
injury or disease.
– looks through the body to examine soft
tissues, bones, cavities and any foreign
– Real time use of X-ray to image
various part of the body. It is used in
investigation of alimentary tract,
hepatobiliary, vascular system etc.
(Computed Tomography) – Imaging various
parts of the body in section with 3D
reconstruction of the images
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) –
Non radiation imaging modality with no
Imaging the body with ultrasonic waves
used to image various parts of the body.
The safest modality used during
examination of the breast.
Why should I be a radiographer?
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?
Radiographers need a range of skills. You
need to be able to communicate with other
members of the them and to provide support
for patients who may be frightened, or
uncertain about what is going to happen.
Radiographers also work in the collaboration
with a wide range of other health care
Radiography is a fast moving and continually
changing profession. It is a long term
career prospect that includes management,
research, quality assurance, clinical work
Due to current shortages of radiographers
there is an excellent job prospect for all
qualified radiographers globally.
Successful completion of BSc in Radiography
course allows graduates to practice as a
Radiographer in Brunei, UK and in many other
parts of the worl.
To qualify as a Radiographer, you need to
obtain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in
Diagnosis Radiography. To enter a degree
course usually need three GCE A level or a
total of 14 points or equivalent.
Currently, Most radiography degree course
prefer science-based A levels sometimes
specifying in Physics and Maths.
Before applying for a degree in Radiography,
you are encouraged to do a short placement
with us to get a good idea of what the work
Applications for degree course for
Universities in UK should be made through
Universities and Colleges Admissions
All UK radiography courses are at degree
level and most are for three years (except
four years in Scotland and Northern
To obtain a Brunei Government Scholarship,
students must fulfill the criteria set by
the Ministry of Education.
Chosen Universities must be recognized by
the Ministry of Education. It is wise to
consult the department of Accreditation
situated at the Ministry of Education,
Government Offices Complex, Old Airport
Subjects studied include anatomy,
physiology, pathology, science, image
interpretation, as well as aspects of
patient care, including first aid and
Courses 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 work
with qualified radiographers and patients as
early as in your first year.