This specialization aims to prepare students with a BA—degree in medical imaging. Students study theoretical and practical courses in the specialization in addition to meeting the university requirements. Upon completion, students are becoming qualified to work as medical imaging technicians in hospitals.

Medical imaging is essential for doctors and surgeons in diagnosing and monitoring diseases. The primary role of medical imaging is to examine patients and produce high-quality medical images to diagnose and monitor injuries and illnesses. Medical imaging includes specialties in X-ray imaging and other techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Furthermore, it involves a range of examinations, such as vascular studies (barium swallow) and soft tissue studies like arteries and other radiological investigations. The Medical Imaging specialization enables dealing with patients of all types and ages, from adults to the elderly, and patients with special needs, such as visual or hearing impairments. It also teaches how to handle patients with various conditions, such as injuries or those suffering from diseases.

Passing the General Secondary Examination (Tawjihi), or its equivalent with an average of at least  70% in scientific stream.

To be accepted in this major, students must pass all of the following courses with an average of no less than 70%:

  • Introduction to Medical Imaging (530201)
  • Radiological Physics (530211)
  • X-ray Devices (530342)

Credit hours required for obtaining the degree in this program:

Total Free Major Requirements (85)  Faculty Requirements  University Requirements 
143 6 Elective Compulsory Elective Compulsory Elective Compulsory 
4 81 3 22 3 24

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs): Upon the completion of this specialization, students are expected to be able to:

  1.     Describe how medical images are created using X-rays by applying the acquired knowledge 
  2.     Apply practical medical imaging techniques within training centers in various imaging departments.
  3.     Compare different medical imaging techniques in terms of the components of the used devices and their working methods to produce medical images.
  4.     Test and design new imaging methods for each unit that align with the patient’s needs and workplace policy.

Potential workplace: Graduates can work in/for: 

  1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit
  2. Ultrasound Unit
  3. Computed Tomography (CT) Unit
  4. Digital Radiography Unit
  5. Nuclear Medicine Unit
  6. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT Unit
  7. Conventional Radiography Unit
  8. Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging Unit
  9. Vascular Imaging Unit
  10. Cardiac Catheterization Unit
  11. Breast Imaging Unit
  12. Bone Densitometry Unit
  13. Interventional Radiology Unit
  14. Radiation Therapy Department

Potential Job Titles:

  1. Radiology Technician / Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit
  2. Radiology Technician / Ultrasound Unit
  3. Radiology Technician / Computed Tomography (CT) Unit
  4. Radiology Technician / Digital Radiography Unit
  5. Radiology Technician / Nuclear Medicine Unit
  6. Radiology Technician / Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT Unit
  7. Radiology Technician / Conventional Radiography Unit
  8. Radiology Technician / Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging Unit
  9. Radiology Technician / Vascular Imaging Unit
  10. Radiology Technician / Cardiac Catheterization Unit
  11. Radiology Technician / Breast Imaging Unit
  12. Radiology Technician / Bone Densitometry Unit
  13. Radiology Technician / Interventional Radiology Unit
  14. Radiology Technician / Radiation Therapy Department