DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology

 

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology program offer at FMH Institute of Allied Health Sciences, which is affiliated with University of Health Sciences (UHS). The MIT is also affiliated with various hospitals for clinical rotations like Lahore Medical Complex and Heart Hospital, Al-Nasar Lab and Diagnostics, and particularly Fatima Memorial Hospital as a teaching hospital, where students develop skills in radiology to get hands on practice by dealing indoor and outdoor patients. In addition, students opting for MIT can engage internship opportunities with different hospitals and gain exposure on various government funded community-based projects.

 

Medical Imaging Technology refers to the various techniques and tools used to create visual representations of the interior of the human body for clinical analysis and diagnosis. These technologies are essential in modern medicine for identifying and treating a wide range of health conditions. They allow healthcare professionals to visualize structures, functions, and abnormalities within the body without the need for invasive procedures.

 

There are several key modalities in Medical Imaging Technology, each with its own principles, advantages, and applications:

  1. X-Ray Imaging: X-Rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate body tissues to varying degrees. X-Ray imaging, also known as radiography, produces two-dimensional images of bones, organs, and tissues. It’s commonly used for diagnosing fractures, detecting abnormalities in the lungs, and assessing the condition of internal organs.
  2. Computed Tomography (CT): CT scans use a combination of X-Rays and computer technology to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the body. CT imaging provides clearer and more detailed images than traditional X-Rays, making it valuable for diagnosing conditions such as tumors, internal injuries, and vascular diseases.
  3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of the body’s internal structures. Unlike X-Rays and CT scans, MRI does not involve ionizing radiation, making it safer for repeated use. MRI is particularly useful for imaging soft tissues such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and organs like the heart and liver.
  4. Ultrasound Imaging: Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of the body’s internal organs and structures. It is commonly used for monitoring fetal development during pregnancy, evaluating the heart and blood vessels, and diagnosing conditions affecting the abdomen and pelvis.
  5. Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Nuclear medicine imaging involves the administration of radioactive substances, known as radiopharmaceuticals, which emit gamma rays. Specialized cameras detect these emissions to create images of the body’s internal processes and functions. Nuclear medicine techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), are used to diagnose conditions like cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders.
  6. Fluoroscopy: Fluoroscopy is a real-time X-ray imaging technique used to visualize moving structures within the body, such as the digestive system, blood flow, and joint motion. It’s commonly used during procedures like barium swallow studies, angiography, and orthopedic surgeries.

Medical Imaging Technology continues to evolve with advancements in equipment, software, and techniques, leading to improved diagnostic accuracy, patient safety, and treatment outcomes. These imaging modalities play a crucial role in early detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of various medical conditions, ultimately contributing to better patient care and outcomes.

Aims of Department of Medical Imaging Technology at FMH Institute of Allied Health Science revolve around education, research, and service, with the overarching goal of preparing students for careers in medical imaging while contributing to advancements in the field.

 

WHY STUDY ‘B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology’ AT FMH IAHS?

  • Competitive cost of the degree
  • Highly qualified experienced faculty
  • Clinical rotations under the supervision of Practicing Radiologists/ Radio Technologists during the degree program
  • Hospital Affiliation (Fatima Memorial Hospital, LMC and Al-Nasar Lab & Diagnostic)
  • Hands-on training at affiliated hospitals
  • Qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Periphery Radiography Practices

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Sc. (Pre-Medical) with at-least 50% marks
  • A-Levels with equivalence certificate to F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) from IBCC

 

SCOPE & CAREER PROSPECTS

The graduates of MIT will be able to take up career in the various fields:

 

MIT Technologist

  • Health Care Centers
  • Government and Private Hospitals
  • Independent Private setup under the supervision of any Radiologist

Ms. Rimsha Bader 

  • MBA Hospital & Health Care Management* (continued) from NUR International University, Lahore
  • HCPC–UK Registered (2023)
  • Certified in Obs/Gyne Ultrasound (Egypt) (2017)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology from University of Health Sciences (2012 – 2016)

Designation:

  • Demonstrator / Course Coordinator MIT

Experience: 7 Years

  • Teaching Experience at FMH CM&D

Ms. Sidra Inam 

  • MS-MIT* (Continued) from University of Lahore, Lahore
  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology from University of Health Sciences, Lahore (2019 – 2022)

Designation:

  • Demonstrator

Experience: 2 Years

  • Teaching Experience at FMH CM&D
  • 3 months of teaching experience at central Park Medical College
  • 3 months of clinical experience at Al Razi Hospital
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