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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 diagnosis.

How are images produced?
Several modalities are used to diagnose injury or disease.

  • Plain X-ray – looks through the body to examine soft tissues, bones, cavities and any foreign subjects
  • Fluoroscopy – 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.
  • CT (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 X-ray.
  • Ultrasound – Imaging the body with ultrasonic waves used to image various parts of the body. The safest modality used during pregnancy.
  • Mammography – 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 professionals.

Career Opportunities
Radiography is a fast moving and continually changing profession. It is a long term career prospect that includes management, research, quality assurance, clinical work and teaching.

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.

Entry Requirement
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 involves.

Applications for degree course for Universities in UK should be made through Universities and Colleges Admissions services (UCAS).

All UK radiography courses are at degree level and most are for three years (except four years in Scotland and Northern Ireland).

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 Site, Berakas.

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

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.