Fundamental Skills in MRI for Radiographers

Hybrid Course


This MRI course for Radiographers combines 2x single day live interactive study days (Parts 1 and 2) together with an e-learning programme and support.


E-learning can be completed at the delegates' own pace and will be available between the first and second study days, thereby reinforcing the building blocks of knowledge gained from the study day components.

Access to e-learning is via our dedicated e-learning tool.


Course Focus


This course focusses on clinical scenario based learning to support application of theory to clinical practice, improving fundamental clinical skills in MRI.

It is suitable for Radiographers who are relatively new to MRI or who want to understand the underpinning principles and improve application of the theory in their practice.

As a minimum, one to two months experience in the MRI department prior to the course is beneficial, but not essential.


We are proud to integrate the use of the Corsmed MRI Simulator within the course to assist delegate understanding of parameter selection and manipulation together with impact on image quality/scan time.

Relative SNR and accurate scan time is represented on all our examples together with manipulation of geometry and timing parameters.

More information regarding the Corsmed MRI Simulator can be found here



Delivered by Radiographers and other medical imaging professionals, for Radiographers, the live interactive study days feature the Corsmed MRI Simulator, polling, discussion and breakout areas*

More information on the course leads can be found here:

Edward Proctor

Liz Beckmann

Sean Keefe

Katie Holmes




Study day and e-learning access will require a PC/Mac or tablet (Apple or Android). Integral webcam and microphone is preferable for the study day component although mobile dial in audio is supported.


'I enjoyed the day. I am very fresh to MRI and I found the content was presented in a way that was easy to understand (even though I did have to think hard about the physics side of things). Loved that it was an open and easy environment and felt safe putting ideas/answers forward even if I wasn't correct'


SL. Sutton Coldfield


'Detailed course with practical examples you don't get from reading a text book' 


KG. Galway ROI

Course Content

Part 1


  • Core relevant physical principles
  • Equipment technology
  • Safety and implants
  • Protocol and parameter selection workshops utilising MRI simulator
  • Optimisation of scan technique based on image appearances
  • Image quality measures
  • Common artifacts, causes and methods to reduce appearances

Part 2


  • Imaging technique hints and tips
  • Patient preparation and appropriate use of MRI contrast
  • Benefits of sequence types and image weighting (MRI Simulator)
  • Basic MSK anatomy, Basic neuro anatomy
  • Common pathologies. What to look for and impact on imaging practice
  • Understand reporter requirements and identify key cases for priority reporting



'I really enjoyed the course, especially that questions were encouraged and interaction from the group was necessary. It makes it so much more interesting. The slides were clear and concise and I really appreciated having access to the MRI Simulator for my understanding of altering parameters'


OH. Dublin

Book Your Place

Live interactive online study days are:

Autumn Course 2024

16 October 2024 (Part 1)

19 November 2024 (Part 2)

e-learning included



Spring Course 2025

12 March 2025 (Part 1)

2 April 2025 (Part 2)

e-learning included



Early Bird Discount Applies Until 30 September 2024

Registration 08:50. Course Times:

09:00-16:00 Part 1 

09:00-15:30 Part 2

Minimum 14 hours total course time including e-learning


*Course delegate numbers determine use of multiple breakout areas


Course Price: £295+VAT

Early Bird: £265+VAT


Contact us if you require single day course attendance at either Part 1 or Part 2 only



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Recent Course Feedback


Really informative and interesting course! Looking forward to part 2

Caroline G.  Fundamental Skills in CT Course


All aspects explained really well. Applications and parameters of the scanner now make sense

Chloe V.  Fundamental Skills in CT Course


Liz and Edward were very approachable. Felt no pressure. Explained with examples and drawings. Included us in group discussion. Great session!

Sarmita R.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course


I have worked in MRI for about 1.5 years now and this course has been very beneficial so far. It has helped to understand the equipment better and to be less afraid of playing with parameters within reasonable limits

Madara D.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course


I just want to say thankyou to Liz and Edward for this fantastic course. You were very thorough and covered the majority of the areas a newbie into MRI like myself found very overwhelming and daunting when I initially tried studying the physics aspect on my own. So once again, thank you both very much

Anita K.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course



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