MD Radiology: Career Scope, Salary, Jobs, Eligibility, Cutoff

MD Radiology/Radiodiagnosis is a PG course in the medical field, MBBS with 1 year of internship is compulsory eligibility for this course.

The syllabus of MD Radiology is Radio Physics, Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Basic Concepts, Ultrasonography, Production of X-Rays, and Interaction of Radiation with Matter, Radiation Detection and Measurement, Special Radiography, Computed Tomography, etc.

MD Radiology Scope

In this course, Doctors study the diagnosing & treatment of the diseases through radiology(medical imaging) such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and, computed tomography (CT).

So there is a huge space and demand for practicing Radiologists in India. 

MD Radiology salary in India

According to some surveys, the average salary of a radiologist in India is around 10 lakhs per year, where the salary of experienced doctors varies from 20 lakhs to 50 lakhs.

If a radiologist is a fresher, he can get packages of up to 15 lakhs by combining all these (including tips, bonuses, and overtime pay).

MD Radiologist salary in India
Sourse: Payscale

Rank needed for md radiology

As you all know that radiologist is the most in demand branch. Due to the choice of the top of every student, its cutoff goes high.

MD Radiology Jobs

A career working as a radiologist is a smart choice!

It is a highly demanding career.

If a course is highly demanding it means the job opportunities are obviously good. Due to the recent development in radiographer’s technologies, demand has been increased.

Radiographers have the opportunities for both government and private hospitals. In India, they can work in both modules like part-time and full-time.

Course completion is the final point for radiographers. A radiographer performs sonography which is popularly known as ultrasound. It is a very demanded course in India as well as Abroad.

Radiographers can work in healthcare centers, hospitals, and run his/her own diagnostic center.
Radiology is vastly expanding due to the demand for diagnosis the diseases for other fields of doctors. This field is linked to modern imaging technology that’s the main advantage of the field.

This course has various career paths. If you have done this in specialization and develop skills.

Job Profile:

  1. Radiologist
  2. Radiographer
  3. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  4. CT Scan Technologist
  5. Nursing Homes
  6. Diagnostic Labs
  7. Private Hospitals
  8. Public Health Centres
  9. Government Hospitals

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MD Radiology fees in private medical colleges

MD Radiology in the private medical college of India varies from 14 lacs to 60 lacs per year.

Private Medical Colleges in India Fees Annual Fee (in Rs)
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai Highest 60 Lacs per Year
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Lowest 14.30 Lacs per year

MD radiology eligibility

Applicants aspiring should have MBBS qualified from NMC(National Medical Commission) recognized medical college.

MD radiology seats in India

In India, A total of 290 NMC recognized medical colleges offer 1908 MD Radiology/Radiodiagnosis seats. In which 127 Government medical colleges offering 927 seats & 163 private medical colleges offering 981 seats.

College Type No. of seats No of colleges
Government 927 127
Private 981 163
Total 1908 290

DMRD vs MD radiology

MD(Doctor of Medicine) in Radiology is a 3 years postgraduation degree course and DMRD(Diploma in Medical Radiodiagnosis ) is a 2 years diploma course.

Best medical colleges in India for md radiology

  1. AIIMS, Delhi
  2. CMC, Vellore
  3. AFMC, Pune
  4. KMC, Mangalore
  5. MAMC, Delhi
  6. JIPMER, Puducherry
  7. LHMC, New Delhi
  8. MMC, Chennai
  9. KGMU, Lucknow
  10. SGSMC, Mumbai

Admission Procedure

How to get admission in MS Radiodiagnosis?

For MD Radiodiagnosis admissions in India, Aspirants can appear in the National level entrance exam. NMC approved/recognized colleges/universities provide admission to students on the basis of their ranks secured in the entrance test.

After the PG Exam result students have to attend national level counselling (MCC.NIC.IN) & state level counselling. Below given 3 medical entrance exams for admission in PG medical courses:

  • NEET(PG) 2021
  • AIIMS(PG) 2021
  • JIPMER(PG) 2021


NEET PG Cut-off  2019, 2020

Category Cutoff percentile Cutoff marks 2019 NEET cutoff marks 2020
UR 50th 340 366
SC/ST/OBC 40th 295 319
UR – PH 45th 317 342
SC/ST/OBC – PH 40th 295 319

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14 thoughts on “MD Radiology: Career Scope, Salary, Jobs, Eligibility, Cutoff”

  1. Hi is MD Radio diagnosis safe because during the course of study they have radiography as a paper during which they are exposed to radiations. Kindly help me out.


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