Molecular imaging is a form of biomedical imaging, which is rapidly growing in importance in the applied life sciences, and contributes in the advancement of biomedicines. 

The Centre for Advanced Imaging currently offers two molecular imaging courses: the Master of Molecular Imaging and Graduate Certificate in MR-PET.

The Master of Molecular Imaging aims at forming international leaders in molecular imaging. This program is especially designed for chemists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists, engineers, radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of this new biomedical imaging approach. For more information, download the Master of Molecular Imaging brochure.

The Graduate Certificate in MR-PET is designed for professionals who require a more in depth knowledge of the theoretical fundamentals and operational considerations of a hybrid Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner.  The operation of such systems requires an understanding of both these stand alone technologies. This course is primarily designed for nuclear medicine technologists, diagnostic radiographers and medical imaging researchers, wanting to upskill in this emerging specialisation.

 

Why Choose Us?

UQ is one of the top 100 universities in the world. The Centre for Advanced Imaging is the largest MR facility in the southern hemisphere with 12 imaging and spectroscopy systems ranging from 1.5 to 21 Tesla. 

Master of Molecular Imaging

Molecular imaging is a form of biomedical imaging, which is rapidly growing in importance in the applied life sciences, and contributes in the advancement of biomedicines. The Centre for Advanced Imaging is one of the most comprehensive imaging facilities in the world with cutting-edge molecular imaging facilities and leading researchers in the field. The program is delivered in both distance education and on-campus modes.  

Graduate Certificate in MR-PET

Medical imaging is developing at a rapid pace and hybrid medical imaging systems are becoming more common place. With the blend of high resolution MRI and the physiological data of PET, MR-PET is making quite an impression in medical diagnosis. The operation of such systems requires an understanding of both these stand alone technologies. The world’s first Bruker ClinScan PET-MR scanner was commissioned at Centre for Advanced Imaging in late 2012.

An exciting feature of this course is a one week on-campus attendance, where students are able to operate MRI scanners and practise scanning on human volunteers.

Student Testimonial:

Joshua Simpson, Molecular Imaging student, says ' the diversity of material and opportunities afforded by research projects gave me scope to tailor the course to a variety of interests. From generating molecular imaging probes to drug development and pre-clinical imaging, the Master of Molecular Imaging course offers an interesting insight into the molecular imaging field and community'.