Magnetic Resonance Course

Magnetic Resonance Course

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Understand the latest advanced techniques in the magnetic resonance field from an MR industry perspective. This magnetic resonance course is a high-level introduction to important diagnostic MR techniques, as well as new advances in the MRI field in the modern health care system.

This course will start with basics of MR, and then delve into MR of MSK, prostate, head and neck, top clinical neuro imaging indication, cardiac MR, pelvis and abdomen, in addition to advanced applications. Additionally, role of MR in radiation therapy and innovative advances in MR will be covered. Participants attending this magnetic resonance course will be equipped with a general understanding of the latest advanced techniques that can ensure delivering improved and quality patient care and more thoughtful scientific methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

This course will:

  1. Present the latest applications in the MR field.
  2. Provide participants with a deeper understanding of advanced techniques.
  3. Contain a special focus on cardiac, prostate, MSK, pelvis and abdomen and neurological fields.

Speaker Overview

  • Dr P Greer, Calvary Mater Newcastle, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle (UON)
  • Dr V Chan, Director of Training, Senior Staff Specialist, Hunter New England Imaging (HNEI)
  • Dr P Lau, Senior Interventional Radiologist, John Hunter Hospital
  • Dr G Williamsz, Senior Radiologist, Hunter New England Imaging (HNEI)
  • Dr G Bateman, Director of MRI, John Hunter Hospital
  • Dr B Schmitt, Collaboration Manager, Scientific Team Leader MR, Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd
  • Dr S Murch, Clinical cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging Specialist
  • Dr M Fiorentino, Staff Specialist Radiologist, Hunter New England Imaging (HNEI)
  • Dr S Quadrelli, Clinical Research Manager, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Dr Saad Ramadan, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Imaging Facility Manager, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Event Program

Introduction – Theory of Magnetic Resonance

Dr S Ramadan

  • Magnetic Resonance phenomenon.
  • Spin interaction.
  • Relaxation.
  • Magnetic Resonance Image Formation.

Magnetic Resonance in Radiation Therapy

Dr P Greer

  • Emerging role of Magnetic Resonance in RT planning.


Dr V Chan

  • Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Shoulder and Knee – Anatomy.
  • Sequences and Pathology.

Prostate advances in Magnetic Resonance

Dr P Lau

  • PIRADS: Role and future.
  • Biopsy.
  • Active surveillance.
  • PSA.
  • MRI in prostate imaging.
  • DCE.
  • Spectroscopy.

Head and neck Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr Garvin Williamsz

Neuro Imaging

Dr G Bateman

  • Top 10 clinical indications for Neuro Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Advances in Magnetic Resonance

Dr B Schmitt

  • New pulse sequences, developments, applications and advances in Magnetic Resonance.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • An overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in cardiology clinical practice: Anatomy, sequences, pathology.

Pelvis and Abdomen

  • Pelvis and Abdomen Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Anatomy, sequences, pathology.

Advanced Applications I

Dr S Quadrelli

  • Clinical applications of DWI/DTI.
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement.
  • Susceptibility weighted imaging.

Advanced Applications II

Dr S Ramadan

  • Water-fat imaging (Dixon).
  • Perfusion (ASL).
  • MRS/I.

Please note: Agenda subject to change

Continuing Professional Development

AIR CODE: UNINWC-001200 CPD points (AIR): 15 points CPD (RANZCR): 7.5 points

A personalised Certificate of Completion will be issued to all attendees on the day.

Intended Audience

  • Undergraduate radiography University students.
  • Radiographers.
  • Health sciences higher degree students (Masters and PHD).
  • Biomedical science/engineering students.
  • Medical fellows.
  • Radiologists.
  • Scientists (image processing, MR, physics, biology, engineering, medicine).

Course Prerequisites

Sound knowledge of MR and previous experience.

Course Features

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