What is Medical Imaging and Radiography?
At AECC University College, courses in Medical Imaging and Radiography are taught through our School of Radiology; Radiology refers to the study of techniques from X-Rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI , PET, nuclear and proton imaging.
Why study Medical Imaging and radiography at AECC University College?
Be at the forefront of medicine in terms of technology with our on-campus imaging facilities.
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.
At AECC we teach radiography at undergraduate level as well as our postgraduate course in Medical Ultrasound, we also offer short courses and CPD in ultrasound.
Why is medical imaging and radiography important?
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.
Why become a Therapeutic Radiographer?
Transform lives by learning how to use cutting-edge technology to treat conditions such as cancer.
In this video Shelley Blaine, Senior Lecturer in Radiography explains some of the reasons why you might want to pursue a career as a Therapeutic Radiographer.
Why become a Diagnostic Radiographer?
Transform the lives of your patients and work at the cutting edge of healthcare.
In this video we hear about some of the reasons why you might want to pursue a career as a Diagnostic Radiographer.
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...