From 2019 we are offering a new version of the MRI in Practice Course. Delegates may choose to attend a three-day adaptation of the course. There is no difference in the lecture content, quantity or quality, the only difference is in the course structure. The advantages of each delivery are presented below to allow applicants to make an informed choice about which version would suit them best.
This is the traditional version of the course that has been running since 1992. In the UK (only) delegates may choose to attend the course in two blocks (2 days each), or undertake the whole course in one block (4 days).
The first two days cover the underpinning fundamentals of MRI and are essential for everyone - irrespective of previous experience.
The second two days cover additional important concepts.
• Delegates may attend in two blocks offering greater flexibility, allows employers to arrange staff cover more easily and may be suitable for practitioners who are very new to the field as they can learn the essentials, apply learning to clinical practice and then return for the additional concepts at a later date.
• There is late start on day 01 and an early finish on day 04 to facilitate transport to and from the course. This may appeal to delegates who are attending from distant locations.
• The days run consecutively - so radiographers who are at a comparatively advanced level may choose to attend for all four days in one block.
IMPORTANT - Days 3 and 4 are not offered as a stand-alone course. They are only available for delegates who have already attended days 1 and 2.
CPD endorsement from the Society and College of Radiographers is awarded on a whole-course basis. CPD certification is therefore only awarded to delegates who have attended all four days.
This is a new adaptation of the course available from 2019. Delegates attend the entire course over three days. The content is identical to the four-day course, but each day runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The only other adaptation is that there is no requirement for a revision session. This is because there are no delegates returning to the course - which is the case for the four-day version (see above).
• The principal benefit of attending the three-day course is that delegates will only need to book 2 nights accommodation. Accommodation is not included in the course fee, so this represents a potential cost saving.
• Delegates enjoy all the benefits of the full course - but less time away from home. This may particularly appeal to international delegates travelling from abroad.
• Employers may find it more attractive, as staff cover will only be required for three days rather than four days (total).
• Ideal for those wishing to gain a full understanding in MRI in a compact and concise delivery.
You can find more details about the lecture content in our brochure and from the tabs below.
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Click the tabs below to learn more about each lecture. The schedule below represents the full four-day course structure. The three-day course does not include the revision session as this is not required, however the lecture content is identical in all other respects.
Basic Principles (Westbrook) 1 hour
Aim: to investigate the fundamental principles of MRI including:
Image Contrast (Westbrook) 1 hour
Aim: to evaluate the various mechanisms responsible for image contrast in MRI including:
Instrumentation (Talbot) 1 hour
Aim: to investigate types of equipment used in MRI and their safe use including:
Safety (Talbot) 1.5 hours
Aim: to review all MRI safety issues including:
Spin Echo Pulse Sequences (Talbot) 1.5 hours
Aim: to investigate the basic mechanisms of spin echo imaging including:
Image Optimisation (Westbrook) 1.5 hours
Aim: to facilitate the understanding of the factors that affect image quality; their mechanisms and trade-offs including:
Image Production (Talbot) 1 hour
Aim: to facilitate the understanding of gradient functions for the purpose of spatial encoding including:
Artefacts (Talbot) 1.5 hours
Aim: to facilitate the understanding of the appearances and cause of common artefacts and their remedies. May include:
k-space and Data Acquisition (Westbrook)
1.5 hours (x2)
Aim: to explore in-depth the principles that underpin data acquisition in MRI including:
Revision (Talbot) 1.5 hours
Aim: to consolidate the basic knowledge gained through self-marked timed evaluation:
Gradient Echo (Westbrook) 1 hour
Aim: to provide an introduction to gradient echo sequences
Flow and MRA (Talbot) 1.5 hours
Aim: to provide an overview and basic understanding of the appearances of flow including:
Gradient Echo Sequences (Westbrook) 1.5 hours
Aim: to investigate the advanced mechanisms of gradient echo imaging and their clinical uses including:
Artefacts 2 (Talbot) 1 hour
Aim: To explore the appearances, causes and remedies in relation to complex MRI artefacts may include:
Quiz (Talbot) 30 minutes
A fun quiz to end the course - can you beat the MRI quizmaster?
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