What do radiographers do?
Radiography is an integral part of the health care system. There are two specialized disciplines: diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography. Diagnostic radiographers use ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to produce medical images of patients for diagnosis and monitoring of diseases, whereas therapeutic radiographers perform treatment planning and delivery of high-energy radiation for the treatment of patients, who mostly have cancer. Entry to the profession is controlled by legislation, and graduates of our BSc(Hons) in Radiography programme qualify. The degree is also recognized by many overseas countries.
What are their career prospects?
Most of our graduates find employment in public and private hospitals.
Opportunities are also available in clinics, laboratories and the commercial sector. Many of our graduates have also taken up employment abroad, such as in Australia, the UK and Singapore.
Opportunities for postgraduate studies are also available in Hong Kong and overseas.
Our graduates are eligible for registration on Part II of the register of Hong Kong's Radiographers Board.
Our graduates are also recognized by many overseas registration bodies, including those in the UK, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia (after gaining 1 year of clinical experience).
For more details, please visit the website of our Department of Health Technology and Informatics at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hti.