The course has been running at the current venue since 1998. It gives an introduction to methods and applications of biomedical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy, assuming no prior knowledge of the principles of magnetic resonance.
The course is intended to be useful both for NHS physicists who deal with MRI in a clinical setting, and for scientists (such as postdocs and PhD students new to the field) performing research in the field of in vivo NMR. It includes the opportunity to virtually observe measurements demonstrated on one of the Siemens 1.5T MR systems, installed at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. A provisional lecture list is available below.
The course assumes some familiarity with general principles of physics, but no specific knowledge of magnetic resonance.
Group tutorials are included to give students the opportunity to discuss the material in small groups, and to perform simple exercises to reinforce and extend the teaching of the formal lectures.
The course begins at 9.30am on Monday 16th October 2023, and finishes late afternoon on Wednesday 18th October 2023. One-and-a-half-hour group demonstrations may be included as part of the course on the Monday or Tuesday evenings.