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Dept of Radiodiagnosis



The Department of Radiodiagnosis was incorporated into formation of the Armed Forces Medical College in 1948, through its forerunner - the School for Radiographers.   This department has since grown in stature and today provides training to X-Ray technicians  (Class-III & II), Radiographers (Radiographers Remustering Course) as well as diploma and BPMT under the ageis of MUHS .MBBS students (VI & VII term) are taught the basics of conventional radiology and  Imaging  and   Advanced Course students undergo training for MD  in Radiodiagnosis.  The department is also involved in conducting lectures for various courses conducted at AFMC like MOJCC, SDO Courses, B Sc (Ortho) Nursing etc.




This department provides Radiological, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional services to sixteen wards from Command Hospital (SC) Pune; it also caters for imaging services to Artificial Limb Centre, OPD patients of Command Hospital (SC) from surgery and allied specialities. Referred cases from MH Kirkee, MH Khadakwasala and MI Rooms of ASPT, MITS, Sports Medicine Centre, CME, BEG, Air Force Station Lohegaon, IAT and other units are also part of the clientele.


Training details:

  • Undergraduates : Lectures in basic radiology covering all body systems are taken for VI and VII term students. There is also one week of practical training where the students are made observers in various imaging modalities including MRI.
  • Postgraduates: The MUHS has increased the MD (Radiodignosis) seats to 7 for with effect  from 2011. The training Schedule for PG Residents are as follows:
  • Basic medical sciences 8 Weeks
    AFMC Phase 64 weeks
    Command Phase at Command Hospital(SC) 62 weeks
    Final Phase at AFMC 12 weeks
  • Training in Plain Radiography & Special Investigations, US, Colour Doppler, Mammography, CT, MRI and DSA on rotation
  • Practical training at AFMC, CH(SC) & MH(CTC)
  • Academic Activities for Post Graduate Residents are as as follows:
  • Film discussions Every day
    Department Seminar / symposium Every Monday
    Oncoradiology  meeting Every Tuesday & Friday
    Film reading sessions Every Thursday
    Journal club Every Friday
    Neuroradiology meeting Every Friday
    IRIA Pune Chapter meet Once a month
  • The department is also actively involved in conducting various radiographer technician courses for defence personals (PBORs). The course content covers physics,  radiography , anatomy and physiology, USG, CT & MRI technology. They are given on the job training at AFMC, CH(SC) & MH(CTC). The courses conducted are as follows.
  • Radiographers  Remustering course 41 Weeks
    Class III X ray Asst course 75 Weeks
    BSc Degree / Diploma (BPMT) courses affiliated to MUHS Nashik 2 Years

Further, please follow the link to view the various imaging facilities available in this department.