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BSc Medical Imaging Science ( Radiography)

BSc. Medical Imaging Science (Radiography)

The place of a radiographer in healthcare practice cannot be overemphasized. Apart from occupying an important place in the health sector, they are also well-paid professionals. A radiographer, also known as medical radiation technologist generally uses x-rays together with other imaging modalities to perform imaging of the human body for diagnosis or treating medical problems. They are highly skilled professionals who integrate patient history, supporting clinical data, and imaging protocols with the radiographic examination to obtain quality diagnostic results. We have state-of-the-art facilities to equip student radiographers with the necessary skills to operate a wide range of medical imaging modalities such as the X-ray machine (both digital and conventional), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine, Computerized Tomography (CT) machine, Mammography machine, and the Fluoroscopy machine. Our programme is a four (4) year BSc programme that has been accredited by both the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) of Ghana.

Aims of the Programme

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the scientific principles and practical application of imaging modalities, and assist students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills on how to apply them in medical practice; 
  • Train and give carrier opportunity for students to learn the application of ionizing  radiations and other non-radiation based imaging modalities in the clinical field and how to confidently and accurately generate diagnostic images thereof;
  • Equip the student with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in the provision of quality health care delivery in Ghana;
  • Provide a sound knowledge base in medical imaging, to enable the student to use this knowledge, and integrate underlying theoretical concepts to develop their professional practice and skills
  • Show enough flexibility for the students to understand the various disciplines of imaging and to actively develop the area of medical imaging that corresponds to their area of interest

Work environment

Diagnostic radiographers serve diverse healthcare needs and work in close collaboration with a wide range of healthcare professionals in a variety of settings including

  • Academic Institutions: Universities, Polyclinics, Nursing Training Colleges
  • Ghana Health Services, Hospitals, Polyclinics
  • Private Health Institutions
  • Health Institutions
  • Research Institutions
  • Industries
  • Private practice

Career Outlook

Overall employment of radiographers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Also, about 20,800 openings for radiographers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Also, the Ghana Society of Radiographers reports that there are just 300 radiographers in the whole of Ghana for a population of thirty-one (31) million. This shows that there are so many opportunities for professional radiographers and the demand for these professionals is on the rise.