Radiologic science is the health profession concerned with imaging for medical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of disease. Technological advances and the creation of new imaging modalities now place radiologic science among the most dynamic, expanding, and high-demand fields in clinical medicine.
Graduates of UNC Medical Imaging, Radiography, and Radiologist Assistant programs benefit from the school's unique curricula which reflect the everchanging nature of clinical practice and patient care. Careers in radiologic science include, but are not limited to, clinical practice in: general radiography (exs. orthopedics, pediatrics), vascular imaging, cardiac catheterization, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Responsibilities and salaries vary according to modality and scope of practice.
Employment opportunities available in a variety of settings in both rural and urban areas include: 1) more generalized practice in medium to small hospitals; 2) specialized clinical practice in large academic medical hospitals and trauma centers, 3) clinics and free-standing imaging centers which may offer both special and general practice opportunities; or 4) clinical practice coupled with expanded responsibilities in quality control, education, data management, and supervision, particularly in large hospitals.