Study Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy
At AECC University College, our courses in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy are taught through the School of Radiology; Radiology refers to the study of techniques from X-Rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI , PET, nuclear and proton imaging. At undergraduate level you can choose to study either therapeutic radiography or diagnostic radiography. At postgraduate level our MSc Medical Ultrasound offers students with a qualification in a related background a route into becoming a more all rounded radiographer. We also offer short courses and CPD in ultrasound.
At undergraduate level our radiotherapy and oncology course provides students with the skills they need to work as therapeutic radiographers. Our diagnostic imaging course teaches students the skills required to work as diagnostic radiographers. At postgraduate level our highly adaptable MSc Medical Ultrasound is designed for those with existing qualifications in health care key to gain specialist skills in medical imaging. We are also developing new courses in Breast Imaging and Clinical Reporting and offer several popular short courses and CPD in ultrasound.
Why become a radiographer?
One in two of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and so radiotherapy treatment, which uses high energy x-rays to treat tumours, has never been more important. Up to a third of people with cancer will need radiotherapy and will rely on people like you to provide it.
Study Radiotherapy and Oncology
Transform the lives of your patients by learning how to use cutting-edge technology to treat conditions such as cancer.
Find out more about a career as a Therapeutic Radiographer with our BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
Study Diagnostic Radiography
Transform the lives of your patients and work at the cutting edge of healthcare.
Find out more about a career as a Diagnostic Radiographer with our BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
Studying Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy at AECC University College
Ever wondered what it's like to study Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy at a small and specialist health sciences university?
Students studying at AECC University College benefit from being part of a specialist health care community. Imaging facilities on campus include our: Open Upright MRI, Ultrasound Clinic, Virtual 3D machine (Radiotherapy), Digital X-ray suite, Quantitative Fluoroscopy, Direct Radiography (DR) room and our Centre for Biomechanic Research.
Open Upright MRI
We are lucky to have one of only 7 open upright MRI’s in the country. An Open Upright MRI scan can help if your patient suffers from claustrophobia, and enables more flexibility for patients who may not be able to lay completely flat. The experience is much less intimidating than a traditional lie down tunnel MRI scan. The patient can move between scans and see out (front, above and behind). This may be helpful for people who are nervous in closed spaces.
Radiography and Medical Imaging courses
BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
Providing you with the skills and knowledge to help diagnose and treat illness by producing and interpreting medical images.
BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
Be at the front line of cancer care, helping people through the toughest part of their lives while having direct impact on their care and...
MSc Medical Ultrasound
Combine professional development and learning with our MSc Medical Ultrasound course. Dig deeper in musculoskeletal, general, gynaecology, and obstetrics ultrasound techniques and practices with our...