Radiography is the study of technologies which use ionising and non-ionising (e.g. 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.
Courses in Radiography develop skills in:
- calculating duration and intensity of radiation doses
- positioning patients, screens and equipment accurately
- preparing radioactive materials and operating imaging equipment
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.