Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography
Improve your understanding of hybrid medical imaging systems
Want to upskill in radiography and medical imaging? Learn more about MR-PET machines while satisfying professional development requirements. Explore clinical protocols, safety and calibration before spending a week practising with an MRI scanner on campus.
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- Develop in-depth understanding of the operation of a MR-PET system.
- Apply your knowledge and skills during a week-long on-campus practical immersion.
- Be eligible for Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continuing professional development (CPD) points accrual.
- Organise your study around professional and personal commitments, with all courses in this program able to be completed online.
- Diagnostic radiographer
- Nuclear medicine technologist
- Medical imaging researcher
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medical imaging, medical radiation, radiography, allied health, biomedical engineering, engineering, computer science or a relevant discipline.
Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and two years work experience in a related field will be individually assessed.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
Medical imaging is developing at a rapid pace and hybrid medical imaging systems are becoming more commonplace. With the blend of high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the physiological data of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), MR-PET is making quite an impression in medical diagnosis. The operation of this new hybrid system requires an understanding of both the MRI and PET stand-alone technologies.
The Graduate Certificate in MRPET is designed for professionals such as nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic radiographers who require a more in-depth knowledge of the theoretical fundamentals and operational considerations of a hybrid MRI scanner and PET scanner.
An exciting feature of this program is the one-week on-campus attendance, where students are able to operate MRI scanners, and practice scanning on human volunteers.