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M.Sc - Medical Imaging Technology

About the Institution

K S Hegde Medical Academy, established in 1999 is recognized by the Medical Council of India. It is affiliated to Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru. The college is situated in the Medical Sciences Complex at Deralakatte, Mangaluru.

Faculty

Dean: Prof. (Dr) P S Prakash, MBBS, MD (General Medicine) Prof. Prakash is a renowned physician and has nearly 4 decades of clinical, undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral training experience.

Co-ordinator

Medical Imaging Technology: Dr. Raghuraj U, M (Radio-Diagnosis). has fourteen years of teaching experience and has published research articles in various national and international journals.

Admission Procedure - MIT - Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging or diagnostic radiography is the practice of taking medical images of the internal body parts. A range of technologies such as Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are used.

Duration :2 years INTAKE : 10

Eligibility

A candidate seeking admission to MSc course must have passed Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3½ years duration in the relevant subject recognized as equivalent by Nitte (Deemed to be University), with not less than 50% marks in aggregate. Foreign Nationals and candidates who have qualified from a Foreign University/Board should obtain prior permission from Nitte (Deemed to be University) for equivalence of the qualification. Students seeking admission to any of the MSc courses are required to submit the Admission Enquiry form available on the homepage of www.nitte.edu.in On receipt of the same, the Admission Section will guide the students with the process of registration and admission. Admission is based on merit in the qualifying examination.

Documents required for admission to MSc Courses

  • 10th standard pass certificate for proof of date of birth (Original + 3 attested copies)
  • Degree marks cards of all years (Original + 3 attested copies)
  • Provisional/degree certificate (Original + 3 attested copies)
  • Transfer certificate from the institution last attended (Original + 3 attested copies)
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended
  • Migration certificate from the Board/University of the institution last studied (Original + 3 attested copies)
  • Physical fitness and blood group certificate
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)

Medical Imaging Technology

Scope:

Medical imaging professionals are a vital part of the healthcare team, as the images they collect are usually used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on the treatment of illness, monitor patient progress, or provide medical screening information to doctors and other medical specialists. Medical Imaging Technology involves the use of X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, Angiography and PET technologies to diagnose diseases. Graduates of Medical Imaging Technology have a wide range of career opportunities in government / private / corporate hospitals, software development team (for medical imaging systems), teaching and research. They may also pursue more technical careers in medical physics or biophysics, quality control, radiation health or with equipment manufacturers.

Outcomes & Placements

Programme Outcomes:

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • Describe principles of physics and operation of the imaging equipments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specified imaging modalities, relevant anatomy, image quality assurance and diagnostic decision making.
  • Perform radiographic procedures ensuring safety of patients and personnel involved.
  • Perform Computed Tomography procedures ensuring safety of patients and personnel involved.
  • Perform Magnetic Imaging procedures ensuring safety of patients and personnel involved.
  • Operate and maintain commonly used imaging equipment with safety and efficiency.
  • Provide sufficient information effectively to the patient about the imaging options available, purpose of the procedure, benefits, possible adverse consequences, and limitations.
  • Recognize their role in the health care system and function effectively in a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Engage oneself in self-assessment and structure their continuing professional education to refine existing skills and acquire new skills for patient care and professional advancement.
  • Practice professional and ethical responsibilities with high degree of credibility, integrity and social concern.


Potential Employers:

Medical imaging professionals are usually employed in the medical imaging/radiology departments of large teaching hospitals, private and country hospitals, and private radiological clinics. Post Graduates may work in the field of teaching, Research , Application Specialist, Radiology Technologist, Clinical Supervisor and even as a clinical research consultant. Professionals may eventually specialise in particular areas of practice, or in specific techniques such as Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
Graduates may also pursue more technical careers in medical physics or biophysics, quality control, radiation health, or with equipment manufacturers. Managerial careers within medical imaging service departments are also possible, as is pursuing further education or research. The medical imaging graduates are highly regarded and employment opportunities are readily available, in both metropolitan and rural and regional areas. There is high industry demand, and you will be qualified to work anywhere in India and in many locations internationally.

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