Department of Medical Radiography Radiography


About Medical Radiography

Philosophy
The training in Radiography will prepare graduates to become confident members of healthcare teams and competent supervisors of laboratories and other clinical settings.

Vision
The programme is designed to produce the following:

  • Radiographers with relevant practical and technological competence in the practice of radiography at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health-care delivery
  • Radiographers who can assume professional positions involving the use of the most complex radio-diagnostic equipment and procedures
  • Professionals with a high level of proficiency in conventional radiography and with a good working knowledge of other imaging modalities including Therapeutic Radiography
  • Professionals who will be eligible for postgraduate studies, research and development

Mission
To address the acute shortage of work force (medical radiographers), especially in this part of the country. There are only forty qualified radiographers now practicing in the entire North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, with a population of estimated over 25 million. Eighteen (18) of this, are in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and four (04) each in the Federal Medical Centres at Gombe, Yola, Nguru and Jalingo.

Accreditation Status
The Department has obtained full accreditation with both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN)

Physical Development
The Department has adequate office space for staff.

The Department is well staffed (academic and non-academic) with all the cadres being represented.

This has been on the upward trend since inception.