Masters degrees in Radiology allow postgraduates to study the use of medical imaging within clinical practice to diagnose and treat diseases.
Related subjects include Clinical Radiology, Medical Physics, Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Radiology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Medicine or Biology.
Radiology covers a broad range of medical imaging techniques and treatment methods. These techniques include x-ray, ultrasound, CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
Radiologists use such methods in a wide variety of contexts, such as examining and monitoring the growth of a foetus, or detecting broken bones and foreign objects within the body. Radiology can also be applied during certain medical procedures – this is known as interventional radiology.
Depending on your interests, you may wish to specialise in a particular area of the field. For example, you could focus on the use of MRI for neuroscience practices, or CT scanning to detect emergent conditions such as blood clots and appendicitis.