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Discipline of Medical Imaging Science

Leading the future of medical imaging

Develop an understanding of the latest concepts in medical imaging, image perception and image optimisation and graduate with the skills to advance practice within your field.

Study options

The University of Sydney offers a range of study options in medical imaging science for students seeking to enter the profession or practitioners looking to progress their careers with specialist training.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate courses for practitioners

*Pursue advanced online training in a specialised field through state-of-the-art distance education. These programs are articulated, allowing you to easily progress from one course to the next if you choose.


medical imaging technology

The Sydney Imaging facility offers the latest medical imaging technology to our researchers, students and collaborators.

What is medical imaging science?

Medical imaging is the science of creating images of human tissue, bones, organs and vessels using equipment ranging from X-ray machines to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging.

Practitioners work closely with radiologists and medical practitioners by providing meaningful medical images to enable an accurate diagnosis of a patient's condition.

They also work closely with cardiologists in imaging heart disease, with surgeons during a range of operations, and with emergency doctors in the emergency room.

Where can medical radiation science take you?

The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert practitioners to implement optimised imaging techniques to improve patient outcomes.

Our graduates go on to work in the hospital system and private practice both in Australia and overseas, providing images and data for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.

For practitioners looking to specialise and become an expert in their field, our flexible online courses for practitioners provide an opportunity for advancement in:

  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • radiographic image interpretation
  • breast imaging
  • hybrid imaging
  • research.

Graduate Daniel Kilgour talks about studying the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Our people

  • Associate Professor Roger Bourne (postgraduate advanced coursework)
  • Dr Jill Clarke (Master of Diagnostic Radiography education)
  • Dr Peter Kench (Undergraduate Diagnostic Radiography education)
  • Dr Warren Reed (Research)

Head of Discipline

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Associate Professor Sarah Lewis
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