Attend our series of hands-on short courses aimed at health professionals who wish to experience MR scanning first-hand.

All short courses have a practical component and take place at the Centre for Advanced Imaging facilities, located at The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Building 57, 4067.

CAI short courses offer CPD points from both the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

For more information and to subscribe to our quaterly Short Courses newsletter, please contact Elizabeth Georgiades.

Fees include GST, course materials, morning and afternoon tea, lunch

  • $1,400 (if registering less than two weeks before the course)
  • $1,200 (early bird discount) 
  • $900 (per person if two people register from the same institution/workplace)
  • $700 (former/current UQ students)

Introduction to Spectroscopy: 12-14 August

The Introduction to Spectroscopy course is a 3-day short course designed for both the novice and the established spectroscopists.

It is held at The Centre for Advanced Imaging on 12-14 August 2016. 

To book your place visit our online payment page

For more information, contact Elizabeth at education@cai.uq.edu.au

Time Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00-9:45 am Introduction to Spectroscopy - Prof Ian Brereton STEAM- Stimulated echo volume selection - Dr Gary Cowin Spectral Processing - Dr Greg Pierens
9:45-10:30 am Selection - PRESS - Dr Gary Cowin TE Effects on the Spectrum - Dr Yas Tesiram Metabolite Quantification - Dr Gary Cowin
Morning Tea 10:30-11:00 am
11:00-11:45 am Clinical MRS - Dr Mark Wellard Different chemicals, same voxel? - Dr Yas Tesiram Lactate doublet- the ups and downs of spin coupling - Dr Greg Pierens 
11:45-12:30 am Step by Step Set Up -  Dr Gary Cowin CSI - Dr Gary Cowin Beyond the Proton -  Dr Gary Cowin
       
4:00 - 6:00 pm Practicals with Phantom Facilitators: Prof Ian BreretonDr Gary Cowin, Gail Durbridge Practicals with Phantom Facilitators: Prof Ian BreretonDr Gary Cowin, Gail Durbridge Practicals with Volunteers: Prof Ian BreretonDr Gary Cowin, Gail Durbridge, Nicole Atcheson/Aiman Al Najjar

 

 

Basic fMRI workshop - 15-17 October

The functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) workshop is a 3-day course designed for people with little or no fMRI experience. The workshop will run on 15, 16, 17 October

This course includes lectures, practical demonstrations, and data analysis.

Syllabus

Topics covered include

  • Physics/Physiology/Artifacts & Practical
  • Pre-processing & Practical
  • Study and Task Design & Practical
  • Modelling/Analysis/Hypothesis testing & Practical
  • Group Statistics & Practical
  • Interpretation/Clinical Application & Practical

There will be pre-reading assigned and further pre-course instructions. To book your place visit our online payment page.

To find out more contact Elizabeth at education@cai.uq.edu.au

Introduction to MRI - under review

About Introduction to MRI

Introduction to MRI is a 3-day introductory course, specifically designed for people with little or no MRI experience. The course is held at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane. Upon course completion,  participants will be familiar with basic MRI physics and have practical scanning experience in imaging of the brain and spine.

Syllabus

Theory is covered during the morning on the following:

  • MR spin physics
  • Pulse sequence design
  • Artefacts
  • MR safety
  • Common clinical indications of the brain and spine
  • Imaging protocols of the brain and spine

Practical scanning is held in the afternoons, where participants will be involved in

  • Patient positioning
  • Scanning techniques of the brain and spine
  • Fundamental MR anatomy

Practical scanning will take place on state-of-the-art Siemens Sonata 1.5 T imaging systems. 

This information is an overview only. The programme for 2016 is currently being scheduled. 

Diffusion and Perfusion - under review

Diffusion and perfusion is 3-day short course. Upon course completion,  you will be familiar with the basic physics behind diffusion and perfusion imaging, and have practical experience in acquiring and analysing images.

Syllabus

Theory is covered during the mornings and includes:

  • Pulse sequence design and spin physics in diffusion imaging
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Perfusion with bolus tracking of contrast agents
  • Perfusion with arterial spin labelling
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Clinical applications of diffusion and perfusion weighted imaging.

Practical scanning is covered in the afternoons and includes:

  • Acquiring diffusion images from volunteers
  • Acquiring MRA from volunteers
  • Acquiring ASL images from volunteers
  • Analysis of perfusion images
  • Analysis of diffusion images.

Practical scanning will take place on state-of-the-art Siemens imaging systems.