3 years
Minimum requirements
Math, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

Radiographers take X-rays and apply radioactive substances to specific parts of the patients’ bodies for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. They identify abnormalities within the body to assist doctors in making a correct diagnosis.

There are four categories of Radiography: 
Diagnostic - capturing X-ray images of the human body on film using X-ray equipment.
Therapeutic - localise, plan and administer radiation in cancer treatment.
Ultrasound - produces images of the human body using equipment which generates high-frequency sound waves.
Nuclear medicine - prepares and utilises radioactive pharmaceuticals to capture diagnostic images of anatomy and physiology of the patient.


Where you can study
  • University of Pretoria
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Central University of Technology
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Industries
  • Universities (lecturing)
  • Private (own practice)