The department of Radiology and Imaging Techniques is considered one of the crucial departments due to its role as the optimal tool in every medical diagnostic process, extending beyond diagnosis to therapeutic applications. As a result, there is a growing demand in the community for trained and qualified professionals who can keep pace with scientific and technological advancements in this field. Academic medical organizations have recognized these trends and challenges imposed by societal needs, leading to the establishment of Radiology and Imaging Techniques departments.
The urgent demand in the country has turned it into a large and attractive labor market for these specialties. Therefore, the mission of the Radiology and Imaging Techniques Department is to provide qualified and professional personnel capable of delivering high-quality services in this advanced medical technology field.
The department aims to graduate medical technicians with the knowledge and skills to efficiently handle various types of radiological and medical imaging devices. Radiology and Medical Imaging is a field where biological knowledge merges with technological advances and engineering skills. The department's programs seek to empower students with knowledge about the human body's natural devices, their functioning, diseases affecting them, the impact of diseases, and the appearance of pathological conditions through various medical imaging techniques. Additionally, they cover the physical principles of various medical imaging methods, radiographic imaging procedures, and the operation of modern devices in the field of medical imaging.
The educational programs of the department encompass a variety of courses, and the department aspires to achieve distinction and leadership at the local level in the field of education and general medical services. This is accomplished by preparing a skilled professional workforce in the core medical professions related to radiology and medical imaging.
The Establishment, Educational System, and Department Inputs
The department was established in 2018 based on the approval of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The department follows an annual system in its studies, in accordance with the twinning system applied with comparable State colleges. The department accepts graduates of the secondary schools, scientific branch (biology and applied), with admission rates determined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
• Approval of specialized teaching staff in addition to the existing faculty with scientific titles.
• Implementation of advanced computer programs to integrate what students learn with practical applications in advanced computer programs for post-graduation implementation.
• Possession of advanced scientific laboratories with high technology to enable students to maximize scientific benefit and apply it in their fields after graduation.
• Adoption of modern scientific resources and updating training programs
• Efforts by the college administration to introduce postgraduate studies in the department in the coming years.
• Establishment of medical clinics in the specialization field to provide services to citizens
Job Description for the Graduates of the department of Radiology and Imaging Techniques
- The graduate is scientifically and technically qualified to operate and manage all types of radiological imaging devices (X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, various types of computed tomography, and ultrasound) to meet the specialized physician's needs for accurate diagnosis. The training includes deepening the connection between the patient and the treating physician, ultimately aiming for effective therapeutic solutions.
- The work involves employment in diagnostic radiological imaging centers within healthcare institutions.
- Operating various radiological imaging devices (X-rays), digital image display devices (CR), ultrasound diagnostic devices (Sonar), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and caring for them under the supervision of a specialized radiologist
- It also includes preparing various radiological imaging devices for operation by establishing specific protocols according to the required examination specified by the treating physician. This is done under the supervision of a specialized radiologist in the Radiology Department of healthcare institutions.
- Conducting standard measurements for devices and measuring the radiation dose received by patients, ensuring it adheres to permissible levels for both patients and workers in the workplace