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BP5503: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


Course Overview

The wide range of related subjects covered, including basic Magnetic Resonance Imaging theory, practical applications and hands on experience, gives you a broad understanding of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

You will be in the advantageous position of learning in an environment that was pivotal in the early development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and continues to contribute to its development.

The lecturers will be academics who are leading researchers, to ensure the course content is rooted in today’s best practice and science.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gordon Waiter

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Medical Physics or MSc Medical Imaging

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Basic physics of NMR, relaxation phenomena, relaxation time measurement, contrast manipulation.

Advanced MRI methods including fast imaging, chemical shift imaging, diffusion imaging, functional MRI.

Flow imaging, MR angiography, cardiac gated imaging.

Hardware for MRI. Radiofrequency coils, surface coils.

Quality control, safety, installation, use of an MR imager in the clinical environment.

In vivo NMR spectroscopy.

Advanced MRI techniques.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 26 - 32, 34 - 35
  • 4 Tutorials during University week33

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Practical report 16.7%

Presentation 16.7%

Exam  67%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Written exam (online)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILOs for this course may be found in the course guide

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