MRI Research Amsterdam UMC

Doctorate School (PhD) course: MRI Basic understanding for (bio)medical research

Course Coordinator

Dr. ir. B.F. Coolen

Course Content

The aim of this course is to help biomedical and clinical PhD researchers improve basic knowledge of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) principles and terminology. It consists of plenary lectures, theoretical assignments and a group project aimed at practicing how to read MRI related literature.

PhD students who will most benefit from this course are those who are or will be working with specific MRI techniques and want to gain a more intuitive understanding of the basic principles behind different MRI methods and applications. Also, students will learn about the different factors that affect MRI signals and image quality, allowing a more skeptical view towards results from their research and that of others.

It must be stressed that the focus of the course is NOT on the radiological and/or diagnostic aspect of MRI. Although the course has a more technical focus, we will use intuitive graphical (instead of mathematical) explanations of different aspects of the MRI technique, providing the participants an improved and intuitive understanding of different MRI methods.

Scheduled dates

The course runs twice a year (September / March) on four half-day sessions on consecutive weeks.

Edition: September 29 and 30, October 3 and 4, 2022 (sessions are onsite in AMC)
Edition: March 23, 24, 27 and 28, 2023 (sessions are onsite in AMC)

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