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Our next online course for this region starts in:


Americas 2022

Time Zone - Chicago (CST)


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Course: MRI in Practice - Americas 2022



Day 01 - 14 May 2022 - Fundamentals
Day 02 - 15 May 2022 - Pulse Sequences
Day 03 - 28 May 2022 - Spatial Encoding
Day 04 - 29 May 2022 - Image Quality


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 $750 (full course)

ASRT Accreditation :
Day 1  8.25 category A credits
Day 2  8.25 category A credits
Day 3  9 category A credits
Day 4  9 category A credits


FREE ACCESS to our brand-new Handbook of MRI Technique Course!
Everyone enrolling on the full course will get free 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!

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Course Information

Course Information

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

Because of the way CPD points are awarded, in North America, the days are available to purchase separately. Please note, for anyone relatively new to MRI, day 01 is absolutely essential viewing. Without a good grasp of the fundamental concepts covered on Day 01, it is unlikely that any of the other content will be fully understandable. The full programme is shown below and a detailed breakdown of the lecture topics can be found on the course information page.
Please note that participants who attend the entire MRI in Practice course also get free access to our Handbook of MRI Technique course (ten on-demand lectures) at no extra cost.

In the UK and Australasia, CPD endorsement/appellation is offered on a whole-course basis rather than by-the-day. In the UK, 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. 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 the go-to 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 three time zones, Chicago, London and 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. Also remember that CPD accreditation is location-based. The USA course does not offer Australian or UK CPD credits for example (and vice versa).

The Americas (programme runs to CST)
LocationProgramme StartsProgramme Ends
Newfoundland (NST)11:00am19:30pm
Halifax (AST)09:30am18:00pm
Toronto (EST)09:30am18:00pm
Chicago (CST)08:30am17:00pm
Winnipeg (CST)08:30am17:00pm
Denver (MST)07:30am16:00pm
Edmonton (MST)07:30am16:00pm
Los Angeles (PST)06:30am15:00pm
Vancouver (PST)6:30am15:00pm
Anchorage (AKST)5:30am14:00pm
Honalulu (HST)04:30am13:00pm

Timings are approximate and may vary - please check before attending. These timings may not reflect daylight saving time.

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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Our Programme - Compact, Varied and Constructively-Aligned

Our Programme - Compact, Varied and Constructively-Aligned

MRI in Practice Online: 4-Day Course

MRI in Practice Online: 4-Day Course

You can choose to attend the entire course (best value) but each day is themed - so you can mix and match the days you wish to attend. We strongly advise attending day 01 (Fundamentals) before attending any other days, or the content may not be as understandable. Participants attending for all four days will also be given free access to our Handbook of MRI Technique course - at no extra cost. The handbook course contains ten additional lectures available on-demand.

You can find more details about the lecture content in our brochure.

Here is our themed programme, it contains all you need to know in just four days.

MRI in Practice 4 day Programme

NEW course for 2022! 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 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. The course is also available as a stand-alone course (to countries where MRI in Practice is not available) but all MRI in Practice (4-day course) applicants will be given free early access to this course starting right now!

For readers living in Africa, Asia or South America, you can register for the Handbook course at our new companion website www.mri-technique.online.

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Feedback from our USA course participants

Feedback from our USA course participants.

We started collecting anonymous statistics about the online course at the end of 2018. Over the last 12 months we have welcomed 243 participants on the course. Based on their anonymous feedback, our current level of satisfaction for the course as a whole is 95/100. This is the average participant rating for all of our international online courses held over the year. 

The scores given by 39 participants on our latest North America course (May 2021) are shown below.

The Course

Our recent USA participants described the course 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.

  • This course was extremely detailed and the presenters were exceptionally knowledgeable.  

    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!

  • This has been the best MR physics educational experience. 

    I would attend the course annually and recommend it to everyone involved in MRI.

  • 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.

  • 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.



Historically, our course has been accredited and endorsed by the following prestigious institutions:

  • Accreditatiebureau ADAP onderdeel van Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
  • British Institute of Radiology
  • European Federation of Radiographic Societies (EFRS)
  • Forum for Professional Development - Norwegian Society of Radiographers
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Croatia
  • Institute for Professional Development of Physicians in Sweden
  • Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialisation
  • Malta MRI Radiographers Society
  • Norsk Radiografforbund
  • Qatar Health Congress
  • Romanian Radiology Society/College of Physicians,
  • Romanian Society of MRI Radiologists
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Rush University Medical School, Chicago
  • Society of Radiography Kenya (SORK)
  • Society of Radiological Technicians and Nuclear Medicine Technicians of Serbia.
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • UK College of Radiographers (CPD NOW)
  • University of Malta
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Qatar
  • University of Sharjah (Emirates),
  • University of Zagreb

We do not believe that any other MRI course in the World has so many affiliations, and we are very proud to have the support and accreditation from these institutions.

Our Participants!

Our Participants!

If you have attended one of our recent USA courses, you might just find yourself in one of the photos below. Visit our Flickr page if you would like the full size copy as a souvenir!

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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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