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PET-MR Principles and Applications (Online Learning) PgCert (ICL)

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) is an imaging technology which allows information on metabolic function, physiology, and anatomy to be collected in a single scanning session for diagnostic and research purposes (e.g. investigating dementias & cancers).

PET-MR scanners are increasingly being installed in clinical and research settings, but currently training in how to run and best use such facilities is limited, often requiring long periods of residency, away from work and personal commitments at home.

The University of Edinburgh is among the few UK centres with a PET-MR scanner and personnel with the expertise in how to run and use it. This programme harnesses our expertise in imaging technology, which will allow learners to train in this field via an online learning environment.

Career opportunities

PET-MR is an emerging imaging technology with research and clinical applications. PET-MR scanners have started to be deployed in clinical and research imaging centres, which creates a demand for operators and users with relevant skills and knowledge.

We anticipate the programme will enhance the career options and earning potential of PET-MR operators, particularly radiographers, for whom there currently is limited opportunity for training.

We also anticipate PET-MR users (research and clinical medics) will be better positioned to apply for research grants and other funding to allow their careers to evolve.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 5,735per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    187 94%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    22

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