Those aspiring to make a career in the field should have a real interest
in the science subjects such as Biology, Physiology and Anatomy. The courses
for radiography starts at the graduate level. There are one year certificate
courses also available. There are some institutes which conduct Diploma
in diagnostic radiography and Radiotherapy of two years duration.
There are degree courses such as B.Sc in Radiography, B.Sc. (Hons.)
in Medical Technology in Radiography. The duration for the graduate programme
is three years. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent with
50% marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry are eligible for entry
into the course.
Personal Skills: Radiography is essentially a service
oriented field.Patience, a calm temperament, an objective approach towards
the patients and an understanding of people of all ages, the ability to
infuse confidence in patients, tolerance, a strong willpower, strength
of mind and purpose are essential for people aspiring to make a career
in the field. Other skills required are a strong scientific and technical
bent of mind, the ability to learn new skills and adapt to the changes,
communication skills and a spirit for teamwork, good powers of observation,
accurate judgment and self-confidence.