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Our next online course for this region starts in:


We are now taking applications for USA (CST) Course


USA (CST) Course

Time Zone: HST - EST


places remaining

Course: MRI in Practice - USA (CST) Course


4 days

Day 01 - TBA - Fundamentals
Day 02 - TBA - Pulse Sequences
Day 03 - TBA - Spatial Encoding
Day 04 - TBA - Image Quality

ACCESS to our brand-new Handbook of MRI Technique Course!
Everyone enrolling on this course is also entitled to access to TEN additional on-demand lectures covering patient care and patent positioning for all major body areas. All for the regular price of the MRI in Practice course*. Other providers run clinical courses or physics courses and charge for both - now you don't need to choose, we offer BOTH courses for the price of ONE!


If you would like to be offered a place in the event of cancellations by other delegates, please email ObscureMyEmail to be placed on a standby list.


Dr Catherine Westbrook, Dr John Talbot

Pricing $980 (full course)

(Course currently in progress - registration closed)

(This year's course has ended - follow us on Facebook for announcements of next years' dates.)

Course Information

Course Information

Looking to apply today?

The next USA course is [intdates-B17] to [intdates-C17], there are [intdates-G17] places still available.

MRI in Practice

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 Course Content

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 Format

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.

Rewind, Revisit, Revise

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.

Radiotherapy and Oncology Professionals

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

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.

International Timings

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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MRI in Practice Online: Interactive Programme and International Programme Timings

MRI in Practice Online: Interactive Programme and Programme Timings

How to use the interactive programme...

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.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE Participants living in Perth and Western Australia may find the UK (GMT) course timing preferable.

The timings are adjusted for daylight saving time.

Proposed programme for our forthcoming USA course commencing TBA

MRI in Practice 4 day Programme

NEW course for 2023! A Handbook of MRI Technique Online (On Demand Lectures)

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 for a small additional admin fee!
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 access to this new course and it is not available anywhere else!

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Session Times

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.

LocationProgramme StartsProgramme Ends
These timings are only offered as a guide.
Locations shown in red type may have inconvenient timings.
New York (EST)16:3001:00
Chicago (CST)15:30Midnight
Winnipeg (CST)15:30Midnight
Denver (MST)14:3023:00
Edmonton (MST)14:3023:00
Los Angeles (PST)13:3022:00
Vancouver (PST)13:3022:00
Anchorage (AKST)12:3021:00
Honalulu (HST)11:3020:00

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.

Feedback from the [intdates-E43] global course participants we have welcomed over the last 12 months:

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.

Course Delivery

Our recent course participants described the experience as being...

Delegate comments about recent USA courses

  • 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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Previous Courses in USA

Previous Courses in USA





Birmingham, Alabama

Healthsouth Corps


Dallas, Texas

Healthsouth Corps


Chicago, Illinois

Gleacher Centre


Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri


Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri


Sacramento, California

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts


Chicago, Illinois

Rush Medical Center
















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