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The study of technologies that use ionising and non-ionising (eg ultrasound) radiation for producing diagnostic images and administering radiation therapy. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles and practice of radiographic imaging and treatment.

Course skills

Radiography develops skills in:

  • calculating duration and intensity of radiation doses
  • positioning patients, screens and equipment accurately
  • preparing radioactive materials and operating imaging equipment.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Medical Imaging Professionals

Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.