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The MRI in Practice course has been presented since 1992 and is the longest-running and probably the best-known course of its kind in the world. The course is presented by MRI in Practice authors Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot. Cathy and John are both qualified educators holding Masters degrees in MRI and are both Doctors of (medical) education. They have specialised in distance-learning via webinar for the last 15 years, having taught a Masters degree in MRI via distance-learning delivery. As such, they are ideally placed to offer the very highest quality educational experience in magnetic resonance imaging, both live and on-line.
Since its first publication in 1992 our book MRI in Practice has been the best-selling book in its field. This course is based on the book and will help you to grasp all of these important topics with ease. The new 5th edition has been completely redesigned to follow the course topics and combined with the high definition CGI graphics used in the course it will provide you with the best possible grounding for your CPD requirements or as an adjunct to academic study. If you are planning on attending the course we recommend purchasing the book as it essentially forms the "course notes" and will present you with all of the revision material you need once the course has ended.
The content is primarily aimed at radiographers/ MRI technologists who require CPD or are taking boards exams/academic courses. We also welcome veterinary practitioners, radiotherapy practitioners, physicians, radiologists, cardiologists and neurologists. The course features generic terminology and is therefore applicable to a multidisciplinary audience.
The online course format is exactly the same as a live course with streaming lectures each day and live Q&A and revision sessions. Each day covers an important theme:
• Day 01 - Fundamental Principles
• Day 02 - Pulse Sequences
• Day 03 - Spatial Encoding
• Day 04 - Image Quality
In the UK (only), you can choose to purchase the full course, but split your attendance across two concurrent course deliveries. For example you could choose to attend days 01 and 02 on the Summer course and then days 03 and 04 on the following Autumn course. This may be attractive to participants who find it difficult to get long blocks of study leave, or anyone who is very new to MRI and wishes to put the basics into practice before attending the second two days. We cannot offer this to participants from countries attending our Australian course (includes North America) because it is only presented once per year.
See our terms and conditions for full details.
The online course uses a blend of HD streaming video and live webinar sessions.
After application we will send you a link that allows you to enrol on our members-only site www.mri-in-practice.com. When you have registered with that site, you will be able to access a course information page that explains how the course works and also allows you to test out your computer hardware to make sure you can access our streaming content. It is very important to do this as soon as possible before the course begins.
Live lectures tend to look suboptimal when presented from online conferencing software - jerky, wobbly laggy and entirely dependent on the host's internet connection. One tiny glitch with the router and everyone is left looking at a blank screen. We thought we could do better, and all of the participant feedback for the online course shows that we have. We put the entire course on Amazon's professional video-streaming servers. It was a huge undertaking that took nearly 8 months. We wrote over 100,000 words of narration, we made the equivalent of 12 feature-films worth of lecture video, complete with professional quality computer generated imagery and professional audio recording. The resulting lectures are like nothing we have presented before.
All of the streaming content is delivered synchronously - just like a live course - but with the added bonus of extra time built into the programme that will allow you to revisit, re-watch and revise any parts of the lectures that you wish to see again. This is a major advantage that can only be realised using online delivery and our participants really love it.
Importantly, your viewing experience doesn't rely on the host's internet connection.
The face-to-face Q&A and revisions sessions are delivered via Zoom webinar. We will send you all the necessary links shortly before the course begins.
If you are interested in how the course was developed from an educational perspective, there is a blog post here.
The proliferation of new hybrid MRI/Linac machines has resulted in a big influx of radiotherapy professionals to our courses. We are the preferred education provider for both Elekta and Philips Medical Systems who make these machines, so be reassured you are choosing the right course with MRI in Practice Online!
Veterinary practitioners need look no further than MRI in Practice. We have been running the MRI in Practice course exclusively for veterinary radiologists and radiographers in the USA since 2017. These courses are presented in collaboration with veterinary MRI radiologist Amy Zalcman, formerly presented at the University of Missouri and now on-line. Feedback shows that veterinary practitioners find this course extremely beneficial. Our course is now a favourite MRI course for veterinary practitioners in the USA and the UK. We also attract a large number of veterinary practitioners on our annual Sydney course in Australia.
The course runs over 4 days in real-time, it is offered in two opposing time zones, GMT (London) and AEDT (Canberra/Sydney). Participants from any of the countries listed on this website are all eligible to attend any of our courses - but please bear your time zone in mind when choosing which course to apply for.
Please note that the USA course is run in the afternoon/evening.
The only other compulsory requirement is that you have a webcam that is fully operational for the duration of the course and a microphone - this is also to conform with CPD requirements.
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All of our courses are open to an international audience. The programme below shows lecture timings for your location.
Click the name of the city nearest to where you live to convert the lecture timings to your own local time.
The time column will display a coloured background. Times with a green background are during working hours. Orange shading indicates out of working hours and red indicates lectures that may be at inconvenient times for where you live.
If the timing column is predominantly red, consider the Australian Eastern Daylight programme instead. The timings for the AEDT course are more likely to be acceptable to participants in North America, for example. Participants living in Perth may find the UK (GMT) timing preferable.
The timings are adjusted for daylight saving time.
In addition to the 15 lectures shown above, all participants attending MRI in Practice Online will also be given access to our new Handbook of MRI Technique course AT NO EXTRA COST!
This is an amazing deal that no other course provider can match. The Handbook course is based on our book of the same name and covers clinical indications, patient care, patient preparation and screening, MRI technique (patient positioning, slice prescription and pulse sequences) anatomy and pathology - for all major body areas PLUS 5 concise technical lectures that revisit and reinforce the concepts covered on the MRI in Practice course - making it perfect for revision. Other providers teach this material using OUR BOOK - cut out the middle-man. Don't pay for a physics course and a clinical technique course when we offer you both for the price of one!
Best of all, the Handbook course is available on demand and the lectures can be accessed wherever and whenever the participants wish to take part. MRI in Practice (4-day course) applicants will be given exclusive free access to this new course and it is not available anywhere else!
Please note that the USA course is presented in the afternoon/evening and runs concurrently with the Australian Course.
This allows a wider range of convenient timings for the USA time zones.
|Location||Programme Starts||Programme Ends|
|These timings are only offered as a guide.|
|Locations shown in red type may have inconvenient timings.|
|New York (EST)||16:30||01:00|
|Los Angeles (PST)||13:30||22:00|
Timings are approximate and may vary - please check before attending. Locations highlighted in red may feature inconvenient timings (due to time zone differences). These timings may not reflect daylight saving time.
The price for this course is $980. The fee includes:
▪ 04 days online teaching via Zoom
▪ 14 live Q&A and revision sessions with Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot
▪ 15 streaming lectures from MRI in Practice Online (total content almost 20 hours)
▪ 10 on-demand lectures from Handbook of MRI Technique (total content 5.6 hours)
To register for the course please use the form below. Please note that your place is only secured once payment has been received. This includes applicants who are being sponsored by their employer. Applicants whose invoices are not paid by the start-date of the course will be offered a place on the next available course (pending payment).
Education or CPD facilitators and imaging department managers. If you are comparing our prices with any other course providers please watch out for their hidden charges such as taxes and admin fees. Our price, shown above, is the full all-in price you will pay. We have kept this low price for the last 20 years (adjusting for inflation the course used to cost the equivalent of $2,250 back in the year 2000). The course price is now the lowest it has ever been.
Also - take a little time to calculate how much other course providers are charging per hour of taught content. Our course, intended to cover everything your staff need to know (and delivered by presenters who are both Doctors of Education and both holding Masters of Science degrees in MRI) works out at approximately $30 per hour of taught content.
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DO NOT COMPLETE OR SUBMIT THIS FORM UNLESS YOU ARE RESIDENT IN ONE OF THE COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW AND INTEND TO PAY IMMEDIATELY. THE COURSE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM OTHER LOCATIONS.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Please note that the programme timing will vary according to the time-zone offset for your country. The course is run synchronously according to either UK time (GMT) (BST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). We recommend that you choose the course that offers the most convenient timing for where you live. For European participants, this is likely to be the UK course.
Please note that the programme timing will vary according to the time-zone offset for your country or state. The course is run synchronously according to either UK time (GMT) (BST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). We recommend that you choose the course that offers the most convenient timing for where you live.
Applicants living in Perth or Western Australia can attend any course (GMT BST or AEDT). The AEDT course (January) will run from very early morning (5:30 am - 14:00pm). The BST courses (June and October) will run from mid afternoon (15:30 - midnight). You may find the latter more convenient and it may help facilitate attendance when study leave is tight.
Please note that the programme timing will vary according to the time-zone offset for your country. The course is run synchronously according to either UK time (GMT) (BST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). We recommend that you choose the course that offers the most convenient timing for where you live. For Kenya and South Africa this is likely to be the UK course GMT or BST).
United Arab Emirates
Please note that the programme timing will vary according to the time-zone offset for your country. The course is run synchronously according to either UK time (GMT) (BST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). We recommend that you choose the course that offers the most convenient timing for where you live.
United States of America
Please note that the programme timing will vary according to the time-zone offset for your country or state. The course is run synchronously according to UK time (GMT) (BST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). Please note that the USA course (as advertised) runs in the evening from 16:00 - 00:30 (Central Standard Time). It is presented synchronously with the AEDT course. For participants living in North America, this is likely to be a more acceptable timing than the courses offered at GMT or BST.
1.1 The Course Organisers
The MRI in Practice course is presented exclusively on-line. The presenters are Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr. John Talbot (hereafter identified as the presenters).
The presenters are sole traders offering private tuition. We are not a registered company. The course is classed as private tuition and is delivered via Zoom meeting and incorporates teaching materials in the form of streaming-video lectures. All enquiries should be directed to ObscureMyEmail.
In some cases the presenters are contracted to deliver the course by a third-party course organiser who administers the course. In some cases the organiser may be a registered company involved in health, education or both.
All requests for information relating to the administration of such courses, including payments, refunds etc should be directed to the course organiser.
1.2 Course Content
The course materials are updated constantly, to keep pace with changes within the field of MRI and to take advantage of the latest presentation technology and as such the course content may vary over time. The programme provided on this web site and in our promotional materials is for guidance only and we reserve the right to alter the timing and running order of the lectures to meet the requirements of the individual organiser and the venue.
1.3 Course Attendance
MRI In Practice is only offered on a whole-course basis, as a 4-day event. Participants only wishing to attend for particular days are welcome to do so, however, the price is the same as the 4-day event and no CPD certificate can be awarded unless the participant has been seen to attend the whole course and watch all the lectures. Participants who are taken ill during the course and who are unable to attend sessions may be offered an opportunity to attend the following course. There are no alternatives offered, lectures are not made available for private viewing or on-demand. They are only available to watch whilst the course is in progress.
For the UK/Europe course (Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time), participants can choose to split their attendance across two consecutive courses. This flexible approach may help to facilitate study leave, and also will allow people who are very new to the field, to put the basic principles into practice before attending the second two days. This option is offered under the following firm conditions:
The full course fee is paid up front at the time of registration.
The days must be attended in the correct order.
The person registering and attending days 01 and 02 must be the same person attending days 03 and 04. Attendance may not be shared between a number of people.
Both courses must be UK/Europe deliveries.
If the participant is unable to attend days 03 and 04, for any reason, the remainder of the course fee is forfeited. No refunds are available and no substitutions may be made, there is no option to switch dates to a further course delivery.
A CPD certificate is awarded only after having attended all four days.
1.4 Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues
The names MRI in Practice, and MRI in Practice / The Course are copyright 1992-present date Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) & Dr. Catherine Westbrook.
All text and graphics in this web site and in the course materials are copyright (2009-present date) Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) and Dr. John Talbot.
Photography, digital downloading, audio recording, screen-grabbing and video recording of the course content is strictly prohibited including (but not limited to) the use of mobile phones, iPods, iPads, tablet PCs, voice recorders, digital cameras and any type of computer. The presenters reserve the right to disable access to participants in the event that any of these activities are reported by the video server.
1.5 On-line course protection against copyright theft
The online course uses geo-location software and digital fingerprinting that can be detected in the event that a video is recorded by any means. Your attendance on the course implies consent to our use of such software and the placing of cookies on your computer. This content may be used as evidence to explicitly identify the person who captured the recording by date time and location. If such content gets into the public domain we always take legal action against the person responsible. Please do not attempt to record or share on-line content. Offenders will be prosecuted.
This includes screening the lectures to any third party. The on-line lectures are for individual rental as part of the course fee. Public screening, or screening in an institution such as a school, hospital or university may constitute a civil or criminal offence. Accessing the lectures from a hospital, educational establishment, commercial premises or public space is prohibited. There are no exceptions made to this rule. In such cases legal action will be taken against the institution in question and they will be banned from accessing any further courses.
Participants attending the online course will receive a certificate.
Participants who have been seen to attend (watch) the full course will receive a CPD certificate. Participants who have not seen to have attended the full course will receive a certificate of attendance. The lecture server keeps a track of content accessed.
The CPD offered depends on which course has been attended:
In the UK, the course is endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers CPD Now. This is offered on a whole-course basis (i.e. not by the hour). Participants attending the UK course (i.e. online courses delivered to GMT/BST) will be eligible for this CPD certificate. It identifies the learning outcomes achieved, it does not provide any indication of activity hours, because this is irrelevant for CPD Now endorsement. Participants who live in Australia, but attend the UK course may be eligible for an ASMIRT CPD certificate (see below). Participants who are not from the UK or Australia and fall under different CPD regulations will still receive a CPD certificate, but it may not be recognised by their local professional body.
In Australia, the course is endorsed by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT). This accreditation is offered on an hourly basis (30 hours). Participants attending the Australian course (i.e. online courses delivered to AEDT) will be eligible for this CPD certificate. The certificate lists the hours of activity as required. Participants who live in the UK, but attend the Australian course may be eligible for a CPD Now certificate (see above). Participants who are not from Australia or the UK and fall under different CPD regulations will still receive a CPD certificate, but it may not be recognised by their professional body.
Participants from the USA are welcome to attend any of our courses, but we do not offer any CPD certification. This is largely due to the fact that most of our USA participants are veterinary radiologists and, therefore, do not fall under the same professional body as MRI Techs. In addition the cost and complexity of CPD approval in the USA is not worth our time and trouble for the number of participants for whom the appellation applies.
We cannot offer certificates with any other CPD accreditation or any other wording than the ones awarded at the end of each course because we do not have approval from any other professional bodies.
2.1 Course Pricing
Course pricing may vary by country and in some cases may be determined by third party organisers (as defined in section 1.1).
For courses administered by the presenters the fee will reflect the duration of the course, course content included, discounts applied (for example trial periods) the hours over which the course is presented (for example when presented at night time GMT) the cost of digital rights management, international exchange rates, conversion fees, and credit card fees applied.
For your peace of mind, all payments processed directly from www.mrieducation.com are arranged through Stripe. Stripe provide a secure, fraud-protected, banking infrastructure for on-line payments. Stripe payments may not be available from your international location.
There are no refunds offered under any circumstances for any of our courses.
DO NOT APPLY OR PAY FOR A COURSE UNLESS YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE COURSE IS AVAILABLE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE MATERIALS AND YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED. PLEASE SEE THE LIST AT THE TOP OF THE APPLICATION FORM TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.
For all other courses, please contact the course organiser for details. If a course is postponed for any reason, you will be offered a place on the rescheduled course.
The U.K.'s amended Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) Act 2011 was brought into force on May 26th, 2011.
In the event of you changing your password to access the online course, the password you provide is not stored on our server or database. Our software uses password hashing. Hashing turns your password into a short string of letters and/or numbers using an encryption algorithm. Potential hackers are unable to get access to your password. Instead, they just get access to the encrypted “hash” created by your password. It is not possible to decrypt this data.
If you would like more information about Google analytics please visit the following link: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
If you do not wish your browsing activity to be tracked by Google Analytics on any web site or in any browser you can opt out here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In view of the above information we assume that your continued use of www.mrieducation.com implies acknowledgement and consent to the above.
3.2 The Data Protection Act
When you fill in one of our on-line enquiry forms the web site simply generates an email containing the info you provide and sends it to the course organiser. This email is not shared with anyone and is not stored for longer than is necessary to reply to your query or register you on one of our courses. The data is therefore only used for advertising, marketing and public relations (in connection with our own activity) and as such, is exempt from the data protection act.
You can find out more from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) web site.
We started collecting anonymous statistics about the online course at the end of 2018. The participant comments below are based on their anonymous feedback given via a mobile web app.
Incredible lecture series, and truthfully one of the most rewarding academic experiences in my adult life.
The graphics are as astounding as the ease at which Dr. Talbot and Dr. Westbrook navigate the physics of MRI.
Truly brilliant! Thank you.
I liked everything! It was the best MRI class I've ever taken. Fantastic graphics and lecture material.
The analogies used to explain difficult concepts were one of the most helpful portions of these lectures and really increased my understanding of MRI physics.
Would 100% recommend this course to others.
Wow, the best MRI course ever!
I like that you both have similar but slightly different approaches for certain topics. What may not have been super-clear one way, was then cleared up shortly afterwards.
This has been the best MR physics educational experience.
I would attend the course annually and recommend it to everyone involved in MRI.
Fairly flexible schedule and AMAZING graphics!
Loved the animations.
It is apparent how much time and passion was put into the course.
I feel lucky to have been able to attend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us!
The amount of knowledge in one (Zoom) room here was incredible.
It is clear Cathy and John have much training and skill in educating from their organization of the content and break down of difficult concepts.
The model of the MRI scanner was fantastic in granting what, for me, was a never-before-seen ability to understand the physical layout and components.
Visual animations were amazing!!!
I can't say enough about those for visual learners.
Very good presentation & delivery! And very nice job relating MRI to real life with animations!!
It solidified my knowledge in MRI.
Fantastic job making the content easy to visualize and conceptualize!
Well organized, great coverage of important topics.
I travelled to the UK to attend this course, now its available online - absolutely brilliant.
*statistics and testimonials collected via Mentimeter anonymous on-line survey of course participants.
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