Medical Radiography technologists play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of many injuries and illnesses. At a physician’s request, medical radiographers operate equipment that emits x-rays to produce images of a body part or system. Their work involves a broad variety of procedures and specialties including: general radiography, ﬂuoroscopy and computer tomography.
The ﬁrst phase of the medical radiography program is academic, combining general and specialized subject material. The second phase is specialized, with emphasis on speciﬁc medical radiography course content. Classroom and laboratory sessions are supplemented by weekly assignments at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The third phase of the program is designed to provide the student with exposure to the practical aspects of medical radiography and to familiarize the student to the working conditions of the radiology department. This portion of the course is a clinical internship during which the student will apply, under supervision, the theories and principles learned during the previous years of didactic education.