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Info 2024/2025

Degree type BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L/SNT3
Classe delle lauree in professioni sanitarie tecniche (TECHNICAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONS )
Access Admission test
Available places EU Students 30
Non-EU Students 2
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme ALBERTO STEFANO TAGLIAFICO
Department DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE DELLA SALUTE
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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Notice of admission

The course in brief

Presentation

You will deepen characterizing subjects such as traditional radiology technologies and techniques, study techniques of ultrasonography (first level), mammography, computed tomography, interventional radiology, hemodynamics, contrast media examinations, magnetic resonance imaging, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, and quality controls on radiological equipment.

Learning by doing

The course offers 1,500 hours of guided internship at the Operational Units of Radiology in the Ligurian Health Authorities; professionalizing internships at Companies specializing in radiology are provided.

Professional outlets

In Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine) and Radiotherapy departments and services, in hospital and out-of-hospital facilities both nationally and in Europe, private facilities and research institutes, manufacturing industries, industry agencies, and biomedical university research centers.

What you will learn

scienze e tecniche mediche applicate

conoscere l'uso delle metodiche e delle tecnologie radiologiche

diagnostica per immagini

conoscere l'anatomia radiologica nella stratificazione dei piani di studio diagnostici

radioprotezione

comprendere i fattori di rischio e le strategie di radioprotezione sia collettivi che individuali

Health Technology Assessment

conoscenze multidisciplinari e multiprofessionali delle tecnologie sanitarie

elaborazione e gestione delle immagini

comprendere i processi informatici sottostanti alla gestione digitale delle immagini

radioterapia oncologica

utilizzo delle attrezzature di radioterapia per la cura dei pazienti affetti da neoplasie maligne

Contents

Recent technical and technological developments in the fields of diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine have made the Medical Radiology Technician a highly qualified professional figure. The degree program aims to train the student

  • in the management of technical diagnostic procedures of acquiring imaging with and without contrast media
  • in the maintenance and control of equipment
  • in collaboration in multidisciplinary teams

to provide users with effective performance and care pathways, safeguarding the safety of both operators and patients.

The medical radiology technician graduate also directly contributes to the undergraduate and continuing education of his or her professional profile.

Coordinator

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Medical, Imaging and Radiation Therapy Techniques. The course coordinator, theoretical-practical coordinator and internship coordinator with the collaboration of faculty, tutors and all the staff are strongly committed to providing you with the necessary tools for professional growth adequate to the current demands of both the Italian and European health care market.

Alberto Stefano Tagliafico

Where we are

School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
. Via Leon Battista Alberti 4
16143 Genoa

Secretariat of the CdS
Via Leon Battista Alberti 4 - 3rd floor
16143 Genoa
+39 010 353 38156

FAQ

1) What work does a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) do?
. Graduates in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technicians are responsible for the acts within their competence and are authorized to carry out, independently or in collaboration with other health figures, on medical prescription, investigations, radiological services and all interventions that require the use of ionizing radiation sources, both artificial and natural, thermal energy, ultrasonic, nuclear magnetic resonance as well as interventions for physical or dosimetric protection. They participate in the planning and organization of work within the facility in which they work, in direct collaboration with the radiodiagnostic specialist, nuclear physician, radiation oncologist, and medical physicist.
The Medical, Imaging and Radiotherapy Radiology Technician 1) manages the technical procedures for the acquisition, processing, transmission and storage of radiological images, taking care of their graphic quality during production, 2) collaborates with other health professionals in the management of the patient from reception to the execution of the radiological service, implementing what is prescribed by the radiologist; 3) takes care of patient relations; 4)  manages operations pertaining to examination safety; 5) carries out prevention and health education activities, informing the patient about the risks associated with radiological examinations, paying special attention to pediatric patients and women of childbearing age; 6) is a caring, meticulous, precise professional who works by protecting the radiation protection of the patient and operators; 7) is in charge of radiological image management and transmission with reference to information security and privacy. The professional profile of the Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician is regulated by Ministry of Health Decree No. 746 of September 26, 1994.
 
2) What doesn't a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) do?
. The Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician does not diagnose or administer drugs. The degree in Medical Radiology, Imaging, and Radiotherapy Technician is a three-year degree qualifying the profession of Medical Radiology, Imaging, and Radiotherapy Technician, so he/she can perform this profession and no other.
 
3) What kind of motivations do those who choose to graduate as a Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) have?
. The TRMIR is a technician who is required to have skills in the management and analysis of diagnostic devices, so it is important to possess a great interest in technology, in favor of better knowledge and use of various equipment, but the main motivation is and definitely remains to help in the care of patients.
 
4) Where can I get a job with a degree in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR)?
. Graduates in TRMIR can find employment in public or private facilities, either in an employed or freelance capacity. Specifically, employment outlets can be identified in: 1) departments and Services of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine operating in hospital and non-hospital facilities of the National Health System and in similar private facilities and Scientific Hospitalization and Treatment Institutes (IRCCS); 2) production industries and sales agencies operating in the field of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy; 3) university and nonuniversity research centers in the health and biomedical field; 4) freelance activities.

 
5) What types of users does a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) work with?
. The Medical Radiology, Imaging, and Radiotherapy Technician works with patients, both adult and pediatric, who need to perform diagnostic/therapeutic examinations.
 
6) In what public institutions can a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) work?
In all public health facilities belonging to the National Health Service, which guarantee the regulations related to the professional profile.

 
7) What outlets does a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) have in the private sector?
In all private health care facilities, which guarantee the regulations related to the professional profile. They can also practice in the industry that produces radiological equipment dedicated to radiodiagnostics, radiotherapy, and nuclear medicine.
 
8) What advanced studies can a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) have access to?
Professionals with a degree in Medical Radiology, Imaging, and Radiotherapy Technician can attend the Master's Degree in Technical-Diagnostic Sciences of the Health Professions and Master's Degrees related to the profession, which are activated nationwide. After earning their Master's degree, they will also be able to attend second-level Master's and PhD programs.
 
9) How many chances does a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) have of finding a job?
. From the data provided by Almalaurea regarding the employment rate, we note that the 2020 TRMIR graduates who have employment, surveyed one year after graduation, are 83.1%.
 
10) What career options does a graduate in Medical Radiology, Imaging and Radiotherapy Technician (TRMIR) have?
By pursuing the Master's Degree in Technical Diagnostic Sciences of the Health Professions and the first-level Master's Degrees related to the profession, the TRMIR has chances to find appropriate professional placement in Health Directorates, Departmental Directorates (hospital and university), and Health Professions Directorates of the ASLs. He also has opportunities to follow the didactic address, as lecturer or Director of Professionalizing Activities of the Course of Study. A third address is scientific research activity.

 

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Internship Coordinator
. Erika Sirianni