Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Radiographic Reporting of the Chest and Abdomen

University of Suffolk · Health Studies

Entry requirements

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic radiography or equivalent
  • Some experience of radiographic reporting or commenting
  • A reference from the clinical department
  • Confirmation and agreement from a radiologist who is will act as a mentor for the practice and reporting elements of the course.
  • Candidates will need to be in post, employed as a radiographer within the Trust.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge by which you can develop and evidence competence in formulating clinical radiographic reports of the chest and abdomen.

You will learn a systematic approach to radiographic image interpretation, including normal appearances and abnormal appearances of chest and abdomen radiographs across a wide range of pathologies. Importantly, the role of chest and abdomen radiographs will be discussed in relation to alternative imaging modalities, principally computerised tomography. You will also explore disease processes and trauma affecting the chest and abdomen and develop clinical assessment competencies to underpin the appropriate clinical decision making.

Successful completion of the course will also help evidence your role as an advanced clinical practitioner in relation to Health Education England’s framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (2017). This course has been approved by the College of Radiographers.

Fees and funding

This course is funded by the Department of Health.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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01473 338833