Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

To disseminate PET-MR imaging knowledge, skills & understanding, to enable effective & efficient PET-MR use clinically, in research & in industry.

PET brain scan
Aims of our flexible, intermittent, part-time, online distance learning (OLDL) programme:
  • to provide an understanding of PET-MR imaging theory, techniques, analysis & applications
  • to develop research planning & designing skills, incorporating PET-MR imaging
  • to enable interpretation & analysis of relevant PET-MR imaging data
  • to relate PET-MR imaging research to clinical applications


Learning outcomes for students who complete the full Certificate (Cert) programme:

  • Demonstrate subject specific knowledge & understanding in both PET & MR individually, as well as in the unique situations which arise from combining the two techniques into a single imaging unit
  • Develop subject specific knowledge, encompassing a number of specialist areas such as:
    • Technical & physical principles
    • Applications in disease
    • Practicalities relating to health, regulations & safety
  • State & apply the practical health, regulation & safety issues pertaining to PET, MR & the combined techniques 
  • Communicate the principles & applications of PET-MR imaging to other operators & users, e.g. radiographers, researchers & clinicians, to ensure optimum study design & use of the technology
  • Explain & justify the PET-MR patient pathway by integrating practical knowledge around patient management with constraints determined by the imaging technique 
  • Critically appraise current & recommend future applications of PET-MR, both in research & clinically


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