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18 Jun 21. PET-MR neuroimaging course

An online course explores the emerging neuroimaging technique of PET-MR, in which PET & MRI scans are run simultaneously to produce dynamic, high-quality images of the brain.

Hybrid radionuclide imaging (PET-MR)

The course, titled ‘Hybrid radionuclide imaging – PET-MR’, is an online distance education course run by of the Edinburgh Imaging Academy. PET-MR is a cutting-edge brain imaging technique that promises to give researchers important new insights into a range of neurological disorders.

The Edinburgh course combines key theoretical & practical information over three modules involving lectures, directed reading & participation in discussion boards. In the first module, students learn the fundamentals of PET imaging techniques & physics, including reconstruction of PET images & quality control.

The second module covers radiotracers, including radiochemistry & the cyclotron – a type of particle accelerator used in neuroimaging. The final module address the practicalities of PET-MR, such as health & safety, consent, standardisation & governance.

Hybrid radionuclide imaging – PET-MR’ is embedded as a ten-credit course in the University of Edinburgh’s PET-MR Principles & Applications Certificate degree programme. It can also be taken as an elective course for students on the Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert programmes.

The course is run entirely online, & students are supervised by University of Edinburgh academics. Professor Andrew Farrall leads the Edinburgh Imaging Academy & developed the course with colleagues in the PET-MR field.

Dementias Platform UK has funded & supported the creation of the course as part of an MRC partnership grant. This means DPUK Imaging Network members can access the course content for free (although no university credits will be accrued).

For those outside the University of Edinburgh’s degree programmes or the DPUK Imaging Network, there is a fee of £137 for accessing the course content (again, with no university credits available).

For further information & to register, please contact the team at imaging.academy@ed.ac.uk.

DPUK’s Imaging Network is the first nationwide network of its kind & incorporates eight state-of-the-art PET-MR scanners (seven of which were funded by DPUK) at universities & hospitals across the UK. The network is creating a world-leading environment for applying advanced brain imaging techniques in support of experimental medicine & clinical trials in dementia research.

 

This news item is copied from the Dementias Platform UK article, please view this here.

 

 

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