The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly and the learning curve never ends, since diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. Developments in CT and MRI scanning have opened up new clinical applications and have led to improvements in the diagnosis of disease. Therefore, CT and MRI are considered the main disciplines that play an integral part in the diagnosis of diseases with high quality and accuracy. The medical imaging department propose a master program Masters of Science in CT and MRI Imaging fields, it would be able to provide the radiographer with excellent quality education level and practical skills necessary to improve the quality of medical services in hospitals and other health care centers.
According to the Palestinian Association of Medical Imaging, there are approximately 1500 radiographers working in different settings with majority holding bachelor degree and very few master degrees in other related field such as public health or radiation sciences. These records indicate clearly that Palestinian Medical imaging radiographers lack specialization to provide cutting edge services to their clients especially in the field proposed in this program. Therefore, preparing specialized medical imaging technologist through this proposed program is expected to cover this gap in the medical sector.
The field of diagnostic Medical Imaging, more particularly in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, is growing rapidly and receiving considerable attention as part of the development and improvement of healthcare delivery globally. A master’s program in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the highest level of medical imaging training and education obtainable. Professionals with a Master’s in CT and MRI have several career paths to choose from including: