The making of film records (radiographs) of internal structures of the body by exposure of

film specially sensitized to x-rays or gamma rays.


Career description

Using radiation in the form of x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound, radiographers assess, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of injuries and diseases. Often part of a medical or surgical team, radiographers are typically involved in initial patient evaluation and testing, providing diagnostic and evidentiary data for physicians.

Radiographers/radiologists carry out the following tasks:

  • assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
  • perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images;
  • produce reports so that the correct treatment can be given;


Jobs directly related to degree

  • Radiologist
  • Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Clinical Application Specialist
  • Sonographer






Radiography at a Glance by Rajat Chowdhury, Iain H. Wilson, Christopher Rofe, Graham Lloyd-Jones

Clark’s Pocket Handbook for Radiographers by A. Stewart Whitley, Charles Sloane, Craig Anderson, Ken HolmesGail Jefferson


Bursary opportunities

HCI (Hosken Consolidated Investment) Foundation Bursary, Department of Health WC/EC/GP/LP/MP/KZN, Netcare, Investec, Department of Correctional Services, FNB, CETA



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