Roentgenology and Radiology

A person responsible for the delivery, development, and quality of the study programme:

prof. Viera Lehotská, MD, PhD.

2nd Department of Radiology FM CU, Heydukova 10, Bratislava



Teachers of the profile subject:

Assoc. prof. Andrej Klepanec, MD, PhD.

Assoc. prof. Jana Poláková Mištinová, MD, PhD.


Study advisor of the study programme:

MUDr. Lucia Vanovčanová, PhD., e-mail:; (personal contact after agreement via e-mail)


List of the supervisors:

prof. MUDr. Viera Lehotská, PhD., doc. MUDr. Andrej Klepanec, PhD., doc. MUDr. Jana Poláková Mištinová, PhD.


Place/s of realisation of the study programme:

The Medical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava and its parts seat, including clinical workplaces, which are part of university hospitals providing an education of students at Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava, with which the university has concluded ‘Contracts on practical training’ (University Hospital Bratislava, National Institute for Children's Diseases, Merciful Brothers University Hospital, St. Elizabeth Cancer Institute, National Oncological Institute, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease)


Awarded academic degree: doctor ("philosophiae doctor", in short, "PhD. ")


The language in which the programme is organised: Slovak, English


The standard length of study in academic years: four years (internal form) / five years (external form)


Graduate profile and learning objectives:  

The content of the PhD. study programme is focused on the field of Roentgenology and Radiology. During the doctoral study, the student acquires knowledges in the field of progressive imaging diagnostics, such as ultrasonography (USG), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hybrid imaging technics (PET / CT) and in the field of interventional radiology. During the study, the student will learn to independently formulate a scientific problem, formulate a scientific hypothesis, prepare and implement a scientific experiment, to use the potential of imaging methods in research, objectively to evaluate the results and their statistical analysis. The main goal of these activities will be theoretical as well as practical handling of diagnostic imaging methods and methods of interventional radiology. Graduates of the study program will focus on imaging diagnostics and treatment with highly sophisticated methods of interventional radiology. The requirement to complete the study program is also the ability to present their own research results to experts at conferences and scientific events and publish the papers in professional journals. The results of creative experimental work not only contribute to the development of science and scientific knowledge, but their proper scientific value allows their clinical application in various fields of medicine, such as internal medicine, oncology, neurology, surgery, as well as in biomedical research, and so on.



Graduates of the presented doctoral study program are currently in demand mainly at the workplaces of the Ministry of Health, at all radiological diagnostic and interventional radiological workplaces, as well as at workplaces using hybrid imaging diagnostics (PET / CT, PET / MR). Graduates of doctoral studies can apply in the frame of education as university teachers or researchers at universities with a focus on medicine, health sciences, public health and biology.

Graduates of the presented study program at the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University in Bratislava master a wide range of scientific methods used in biomedical research, which they are able to apply creatively in their work and thus contribute to the development of the scientific knowledge. They have the prerequisites for successful application in the team leading in a broad spectrum  of scientific and research institutions focused on medical sciences, and they are professionally prepared to work creatively in the scientific institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at various levels of research.

Other professions, which, however, for the independent performance of the profession also require the completion of an accredited study program of specialized studies in the medical profession doctor - radiologist include radiologist with certified work  Mammodiagnostics in radiology, and  radiologist with certified work Interventional radiology.


Evaluation of the study programme quality by employers:

A request to assess the quality of the submitted study programme was sent to selected employers to express their opinion on the need for a new doctoral study programme focused on medical biology and clinical genetics. Delivered letters are available at the Department of scientific-research activities, doctoral studies and international relationships of the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava.