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Radiography and Medical Imaging

 

DEPARTMENT: RADIOGRAPHY AND MEDICAL IMAGING

 

Scope


Radiographers/Medical Imaging Specialists are health professionals who work in collaboration with radiologists and other specialist medical practitioners to provide patients with a range of diagnostic examinations. Radiographers more specifically facilitate patient diagnosis and management through the creation of medical images using a variety of medical imaging modalities including traditional X-Ray Radiographic Imaging; Digital Fluoroscopy and Digital Vascular Imaging; Computed Tomography, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Radiographers/Medical Imaging Specialists play a pivotal role in selecting and implementing the most appropriate examination protocols, which will answer the clinical questions. This program provides a professional education in general Radiography, Computed Tomography, General Medical Ultrasound, Digital Vascular Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to facilitate entry into the radiography profession.

 Throughout the course, the physical and biomedical sciences are closely integrated with radiographic science and methods. Students will develop an understanding of scientific research in general and its application within radiographic practice. Under supervision, students will develop a range of professional skills in relation to the assessment and management of patients and implement radiographic and medical imaging techniques from an evidence-based perspective. In the final year, students will extend their knowledge into Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, Digital Subtraction Angiography, Functional Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Bone Mineral Densitometry.

 

Mission


To provide health care services with highly qualified radiographers and technicians to interact with other health professionals to ensure providing patients with best health care outcomes.


Vision


To be one of the leading academic institutes offering degrees in Radiography locally and worldwide.

 


Degrees


          Bachelor of Medical Imaging:

The program consists of 137 Credits (RMI study plan) must be successfully completed. This include comprehensive knowledge regarding different imaging modalities like CT, MRI and US imaging. In addition, clinical training is provided in clinical settings to enhance and improve the practical skills of students in dealing with patients. 

 

          Higher Diploma in Radiography:

The program consists of 100 credits (RMI study plan) must be successfully completed. This include comprehensive knowledge regarding different imaging modalities like General X-ray and Contrast Imaging. In addition, clinical training is provided in clinical settings to enhance and improve the practical skills of students in dealing with patients. 

 

Career opportunities:

         1.    Radiographer in different areas such as general X-ray, CT scan and MRI

         2.    Medical Imaging representative

         3.    Research in different Radiology fields


Welcome massage


I would like to welcome you to the Radiography and Imaging department at FCHS. Imaging science has become one of the most important fields that related to health care services. Different imaging modalities such as MRI, CT and US have provided invaluable information to physicians to diagnose and early detect different types of diseases.

Our goal is to provide our students with the highest level of knowledge and clinical practice skills in the field of imaging science.

Dr. Mustafa Alhasan

Head of Department




RMI laboratories


The laboratories are located at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses. The facilities are utilized by medical imaging students to develop and enhance their clinical skills within the laboratory setting before engaging with real patients during clinical practice placements. 

                     

Digital Radiography practice within the laboratory setting is conducted using full body anthropomorphic phantoms (natural bone models of human anatomy encased in tissue equivalent plastic) and simulators.  The teaching strategy employed, offers a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning and helps students to consolidate theory and practice in a non- threatening student-centered learning environment. Students have the opportunity to practice radiographic technique applicable to each imaging modality and develop their knowledge and skills of Quality Assurance (QA) and PACS.

 

 

The labs are designed to simulate the hospital setting and are equipped with the latest digital imaging equipment and technology, which encompass the vast range of radiography modalities. The lab facilities have been constructed in accordance with the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation guidelines, to ensure measures have been taken to safeguard the public from ionizing radiation exposure. Radiation shielded glass areas are also placed within the examination rooms to protect both instructors and students and room entrances installed with warning notices and lights.

 

RMI  lab consists of


​​RIS/Reception room

Digital General X-ray room
Digital Mobile X-ray room
Portable Ultrasound room
Ultrasound room
Ultrasound Simulator room
Bone Densitometry (US) and Bone Densitometry (DEXA) room
CT scanner room
CT & MRI Simulator room
Reporting room & PACS room
Debriefing room
Lab Tech Office
Storeroom
Anatomage table 




 RMI study plan











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