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Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:

Not for credit


3 days

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

We offer a three-day online course for the novel technology of PET-MR. The first day will review either PET or MR theory separately for people with a background in the respective other modality. We will then cover the new simultaneous PET-MR scanners in terms of technology and applications.

The May 2021 course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams, using a combination of live lectures and interactive sessions.

The content of the course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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What does this course cover?

First day (participants separated according to background):

  • Either: MR basic physics, sequences, reconstruction, analysis; applications for brain, heart and cancer
  • Or: PET basic chemistry, physics/acquisition, reconstruction, analysis; applications for brain, heart and cancer

Second and third days:

  • PET-MR; Virtual visits to either a PET or MR scanner, and then a PET-MR scanner;
  • History, current state-of-the-art instrumentation; PET-MR specific MR sequences; Practicalities; Data correction (attenuation, motion);
  • PET-MR specific image reconstruction and processing;
  • Reading of clinical scans with the experts;
  • Full quantification of dynamic data;
  • PET-MR of heart, brain, and cancer;
  • Active learning and workshops.

There are more than 20 lecturers, including Andrew Reader, Alexander Hammers, Tony Gee, Paul Marsden, Sally Barrington, Amedeo Chiribiri, Gary Cook, Joel Dunn, Sohaib Nazir, Shaihan Malik, Jane MacKewn, Enrico De Vita, Seb Roujol, Colm McGinnity, Camila Muñoz Escobar, Steve Williams, Davide Prezzi, Geoff Charles-Edwards, Thomas Kuestner, Christian Kelly-Morland, Almos Elekes and Giulia Ginami.

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate understanding for PET or MR (whichever the modality they were not familiar with before), the principles of PET-MR, its clinical and scientific uses, with knowledge of opportunities and limitations.

Who will I learn with?

Alexander  Hammers

Alexander Hammers

Head of the PET Centre and Professor of Imaging and Neuroscience 

Andrew  Reader

Andrew Reader

Professor of Imaging Sciences

Who is this for?

The course is designed with the goal of conveying advances in this technique to all interested professionals. This course will be suitable for professionals already within industry, academic, and healthcare sectors who want to enhance their knowledge, increase their skill set, and mix with other industrialists and academics.

There will be ample opportunity to start building up networks of contacts, information and knowledge, and the course will be particularly relevant to scientists, clinicians, and industry representatives, working on the forefront of medical imaging science and with an interest to learn more about PET-MR.

What is the teaching schedule?

There will be lectures, virtual scanner visits, three interactive Active Learning sessions, a workshop and sessions on reading scans together with clinicians.

Further information

Employer Funded - Payment by Invoice

This option is only available if your course fee is being paid for by your employer or company. If you are eligible for any discounts, you will be able to select this during the checkout process.

Please note you will need to provide the following information during checkout:

  • full name of the company
  • web URL address of the company
  • company finance department address to which the course fee invoice will be posted to
  • email address where the invoice can be sent
  • purchase order reference (if needed) – this is a reference which your company may need to be shown on the invoice in order to make payment to King’s
  • the name of the individual at the company, responsible for approving the invoice from King’s
  • the contact details of this individual, including their job title, department; email and telephone number

Please note that King’s College London payment terms are 30 days from the date of the invoice.

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £595

Non Corporate (University, Hospital & Research staff) £480

Internal £295

Student £275

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