Medical Imaging Sciences (MIS)

Medical Imaging Sciences is a health care profession concerned with imaging the body parts and diagnosing the disorders and diseases. Medical Imaging Sciences program focuses on the clinical application of X-rays, high field magnets and ultrasound waves in the medical field. Medical Imaging technology is a rapidly advancing profession and the radiographers are expected to have a higher level of knowledge and skills to operate modern and sophisticated equipment like Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This program is designed emphasizing on the modern trends of imaging sciences and is delivered over 4 years (8 semesters) including internship. Students enrolled in MIS major will develop problem-solving skills and diverse Medical Imaging competencies for professional practice through focused coursework and hands-on experience in Medical Imaging procedures. On successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Imaging Sciences) and qualify as a radiographer, which would be a stepping stone to a challenging career in medical imaging.

Who is a Radiographer?

  • Radiographers work along with the radiologist (medical doctor) in performing medical imaging procedures to diagnose the diseases and disorders of human body.
  • Radiographers operate modern and sophisticated Digital X-ray, CT, MRI and Interventional Angiography equipment to demonstrate and examine the anatomical structures by applying knowledge of anatomy, body positioning skills and medical imaging techniques.
  • Radiographers are also trained to perform these duties at the patient’s bedside and in the operating room.
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  •  All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 1100 EmSAT Achieve ( UAE Standardized test in English Language), 500 TOEFL (CBT 185 iBT 65), IELTS Academic 5.0, PTE A (36-44), Cambridge ESOL (41) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  •  The applicants from UAE educational system must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  •  Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
    Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS  program
    UAE UAE Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12thGrades)

    ·An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    India Indian State Board

     

     

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    Indian Central Board/ICSE Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    PakistanBangladesh Pakistan BoardBangladeshi Board Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.· An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    UK IGCSE/GCE Studied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with aMinimum of:

    ·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria

    ECTS InternationalBaccalaureate Student should secure an overall minimum 25 points,·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)
    USA American Diploma Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above.·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.

  •  All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which include personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Upon successful completion of the program and fulfilling the local license/regulatory requirements, the student can:

  • Work as radiographer in hospitals and diagnostic centers in public or private sectors.
  • Join colleges or universities as clinical-instructor of medical imaging.
  • Join research centers and institutes as research assistants.
    Join as application/technical specialist in various biomedical instrument companies.
  • Advance in career by pursuing higher education in specialty areas like Mammography, Computed Tomography, in Magnetic Resonance lmaging.
  • Work as Program Director of medical imaging after completing PhD in any specialty of medical imaging.