Medical Radiography Program

What is Medical Radiography?

A radiographer (or medical imaging technologist) is a university-trained health professional who works with cutting edge technology to produce X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans and other medical images to assist clinical radiologists and other doctors diagnose, monitor or treat a patient’s injury or illness.


Roles of a Radiographer:

  • Scan the patient to produce good quality pictures of different body parts to be
  • diagnosed and reported by a Radiologists
  • Follow safety guidelines and ensure patient safety
  • Explain procedure to patients and position them to obtain accurate images
  • Oversee equipment, adjust settings, and evaluate image quality

Skills required to becoming a successful Radiographer:

  • Analytical - analyzing equipment problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to function in high-stress situations

Steps to becoming a Radiographer:

  • Complete a Diploma in Medical Radiography (3 years program) offered at College of the North Atlantic in Qatar
  • Complete a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university around the world (4 years program)
  • Obtain the Medical Radiographer license from QCHP (Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners)

Common Radiography courses covered in University:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology
  • Radiation Protection
  • Image Recording
  • Technical Reading and Reporting

Career Pathways in Radiography:

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Vascular or Cardiovascular Technologist
  • MRI Technologists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Career Pathways at Sidra Medicine:

  • Graduate Associate (1 year Program)
  • Radiographer 1
  • Radiographer 2
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Allied Health / Operation Director
  • Executive Director of Operation

What will Sidra provide you?

  • Opportunities for continuous professional development and post-graduate studies
  • In-house training courses and workshops
  • Career progression