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Physics of Medical Imaging Course

Course overview

The course provides the necessary physics background that underpins day-to-day medical imaging physics activities. It is aimed primarily at new entrants to the profession, but should be of benefit to postgraduate students, postdoctoral research workers, physicist-managers, representatives of allied commercial organisations and anyone wishing to deepen or re-establish their understanding of the physics of medical imaging.

The faculty is composed mainly of physicists, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. A selection of key talks delivered by clinicians and other scientists provides the necessary broader scientific and clinical perspective. Overviews of specialised or research related topics, such as positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance spectroscopy are given. 

There are many opportunities for informal discussions and there will be visits to the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and X-ray Computed Tomography and the MR Units of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and/or the research labs of The Institute of Cancer Research.

The course is given in four separate units. Each course is repeated annually. Registration will be accepted here for any combination of courses 2-5.

Course 1 – The Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectroscopy course – is offered as a standalone training course, run in conjunction with IPEM, and for which CPD credits are available. Rates for courses differ for IPEM members for this course.

Course details

Course 1 (30 October – 1 November 2017)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.
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Course 2
 (22–24 November 2017)
Ultrasound Imaging.
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Course 3 (20 February 2018)
Image Theory, Perception and Processing.
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Course 4 (21-23 February 2018)
Diagnostic Radiology and CT.
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Course 5 (13-16 March 2018)
Nuclear Medicine.
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Provisional Syllabus and Timetable

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Course fees

Prices

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3*

Course 4**

Course 5**

Standard price

£500

£500

£170

£500

£665

University and Hospital Staff and all trainees

£395

£395

£140

£395

£525

Full time students

£210

£210

£115

£210

£280

*Course 3 available at £115 if booked with any other course

**One or two day registration on Courses 4 and 5 is accepted and will be charged pro rata

The course textbook (Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging, 2nd edition, ed. M. A. Flower) (Courses, 2, 3, 4 & 5 only) plus supplementary lecture notes are also included in the fees. Accommodation is available at local hotels at approximately £65 per night.

Venue

Courses 1, 2 and 5 of the course are held on the Sutton site of The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research. Course 3 and course 4 are held at the Chelsea site.

Contacts

Further information can be obtained from the course organisers or course administrator:

Course 1

Mrs M Porter
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3701
Fax: +44 (0)20 8661 0846

Course 2

Dr Tuathan O’Shea
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8133 / x4852
Fax: +44 (0)20 8643 3812

Course Administrator: Mrs L Sear
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3075
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8643 3812

Course 3

Dr Elly Castellano
Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 2514
Fax: +44 (0)20 7808 2522

Course Administrator: Mrs L Sear
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3075
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8643 3812

Course 4

Dr Elly Castellano
Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 2514
Fax: +44 (0)20 7808 2522

Course Administrator: Mrs L Sear
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3075
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8643 3812

Course 5

Dr Iain Murray
Tel:  +44 (0)20 8661 3715
Fax:  +44 (0)20 8643 3812

Course Administrator: Mrs L Sear
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3075
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8643 3812

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