Master of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology


Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine is the specialty that includes all aspects of medical imaging that yields information regarding anatomical physiological and pathological status of organs and tissues.  It also includes interventional techniques as minimally invasive therapy.

Diagnostic imaging traverses every discipline in Medicine.  The discovery x-rays by W.C. Roentgen in 1895 remains one of the milestones in the evolution of medical practice.  Subsequently, new scientific and technological developments in the 20th century have given rise to new imaging modalities, such as Computerized Tomography, Ultrasound, Radionuclide Imaging, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  This emphasizes the dynamic nature of imaging sciences, and stresses the need to re-evaluate training programs for radiologists from time to time in the light of new imaging technology developments.

The masters in Medicine degree course in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine is intended to provide in-depth clinical academic knowledge and impart practical skills required by the imaging specialist.  It provides comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of medical imaging, equipment for Diagnostic Imaging, the anatomical basis of imaging, the techniques employed to generate medical images, the interpretation of images, and radiation protection.  The course equips the student with the practical skills to perform imaging and interventional procedures, interpret images and write competent reports.  The resident is also initiated into research methods, and trained in the management of imaging departments.  The goal is to produce highly competent clinical imaging specialist who can effectively perform using the resources available to them.


(i) Equip the student with adequate knowledge on the physical principles of diagnostic imaging.

(ii) Impart adequate knowledge to the trainee on the safe usage of ionizing and non-ionizing

radiations used in medical imaging.

(iii) Equip the student with adequate skills in the techniques of performing imaging and

interventional procedures, the interpretation of images in the background of sound clinical and pathological changes associated with disease and the presentation of reports.

(iv) Equip the student with the skills and ability to carry out research in Diagnostic Imaging.

(v) Prepare the student to adequately manage Diagnostic Imaging Departments.




Title Course Code Course Hours Semester Year
Medical Imaging Physics HDR 601 225 1 1
Imaging Anatomy HDR 602 270 1 1
Diagnostic Imaging Technique and Radiography HDR 603 270 1 1
Clinical Practice (Imaging Procedures) I HDR 604 315 1 1
Research Methodology and Biostatics HDR 605 120 1 1
General Medicine and Pathology HDR 701 270 1 2
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine HDR 702 270 1 2
Advances Clinical Practice II (Imaging Procedures) HDR 703 405 1 2
Research Project /dissertation HDR 710 255 1 2
General Medicine and Pathology HDR 801 270 1 3
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine HDR 802 270 1 3
Advanced Clinical Practice II (Imaging Procedures) HDR 803 405 1 3
Research project/dissertation HDR 810 255 1 3
General Medicine and Pathology HDR 901 270 1 4
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine HDR 902 270 1 4
Advanced clinical practice II (Imaging Procedures) HDR 903 405 1 4
Research Project/dissertation HDR 910 255 1 4