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