Study Medical Imaging Degree in Malaysia

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Do you remember trying to understand your X-Ray and having no idea how radiographers just take one glance at it and figure out the problem area? With a Medical Imaging degree you can do exactly that.

 If you have an eye for detail and love working at hospitals but are not very fond of interacting with people, a degree in Medical Imaging is meant for you! 

Down below, we have provided for you everything you need to know to decide if Medical Imaging is the right course for you. 

What is Medical Imaging?

Medical Imaging is all about the use of different technologies, to view the interior of the human body in order to diagnose, monitor and treat medical conditions. Each technology provides different information about the area of the body being diagnosed, related to possible injuries, diseases or progress of medical treatments being taken. It typically involves the use of X-Rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance to create images for analysis and interpretation. 

Your task as a medical imaging professional will be performing medical imaging on patients, and reporting your diagnosis and interpretation to the doctors. Throughout your career, you will be familiarized with various different technological medical equipment such as MRI machines, CT-Scans, X-Rays and Ultrasound, etc. 

Some of the major branches of Medical Imaging include:

  • Breast Imaging
  • Cardiac Imaging 
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Paediatric Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology (INR)

Which subjects will you study in a Medical Imaging Degree?

Here is a list of some of the typical subjects that you might be studying in a Medical Imaging degree: 

  • Imaging Physics 
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Instrumentation and Image Processing
  • Radiation Biology and Safety
  • Medical Imaging Procedures
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Biostatistics

What are the skills you need to do a course in Medical Imaging?

Before you decide if this is a good career for you, it is important to check if your skills match the skill set you need to pursue the career. 

  • An eye for detail
  • Analytical mind
  • Observational skills 
  • Interest in anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Organizational ability 
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for accurate reporting


What are the career opportunities you have with a Medical Imaging Degree ?

  • Radiographer

  • Sonographer

  • Clinical Instructor

  • Application Specialist (Radiology)

  • Mammographer

  • Angiographer

  • Sales Executive (Radiology)

General Entry Requirements for a Medical Imaging Degree


• GPA 2.33 in two subjects from either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry


• minimum grade 2 D in either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry

Matriculation/ Foundation

• GPA 2.33 in two subjects from either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

General English Language Requirements for International Students






Band 3 

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Where to Study Medical Imaging Degree in Malaysia

MAHSA University

MAHSA University is a private medical university offering various health courses to both local and international students. MAHSA was recently awarded “Online University” by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia due to its high competence in providing borderless education to students through MAHSA’s Engaged Learning Experience and Innovative Teaching (ELEVATE). 

Course Details

MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons) is a 4 year degree accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia . One of the many perks of this program is its affordability and quality of education, ensuring there is nothing stopping you from pursuing this career. 

This program is designed to provide graduates with expertise in radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT scan) and ultrasound for diagnosing injuries and diseases. 

With this program you will gain all the knowledge you need as a radiographer such as positioning patients properly for effective imaging results and effectively using different methods of medical imaging. One of the interesting aspects of this program is that you will be learning how to use nuclear medicine to assist patients in the eradication of cancerous cells in radiation treatments in addition to learning comforting and counselling patients. 

You will also be given first hand clinical experience through a number of clinical placements at list of hospitals throughout Malaysia.

In short, MAHSA’s degree will provide you with the skill set you need to contribute various essential services to any medical institution you wish to work for.


Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)


January | April | July | September


4 Years (8 Semesters)

Indicative Fees 

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