Scannexus and Brains Unlimited partners offer 17 modules (taught in English) which can be taken as stand-alone courses, each with the duration of one week. When following the full Executive programme, students follow 11 out of the 17 modules. These modules can be combined to tailor study each personal need and background. For more detailed information please click on the individual module.

  • MRI Physics I*
    A basic introduction to the physical principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It does not require detailed knowledge of classical physics or quantum mechanics. >

  • Diffusion Imaging*
    Providing in-depth treatment of the full range of modern-day diffusion MRI techniques, with a focus on human neuroimaging applications and attention to their acquisition requirements, post-processing and modelling, and biophysical interpretability. >

  • Sequences for MR Physics*
    The general scheme of an MR sequence and the MR sequence diagram to represent the order of the electromagnetic fields employed will be introduced. >

  • MR spectroscopy
    Introduction in, basic metabolism, MR spectroscopic sequence techniques, spectroscopic data analyses and clinical and research applications of MRS. >

  • Clinical MRI: Oncology and Cardiology
    This module will introduce the applications of MRI to oncology and cardiology. It will provide the necessary basic knowledge on the aetiology and phenomenology of tumour types, causes and clinical therapies. >

  • Clinical MRI: Neurology and Musculoskeletal System
    Introducing the aetiology and phenomenology of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. In addition, the different MRI sequences (T1, T2, T2*, MTR, CSI, UTE …) allowing to characterize the diseases will be discussed. >

  • Coils: Theory and Practice
    A theoretical and practical guide to RF coil design. After introducing the required mathematical concepts and the theoretical engineering foundations the module starts with an introduction to resonant circuits and well known RF coil implementations. >

  • Hardware Architecture of an MR scanner
    An introduction into the different hardware types for each of the main components. It will explain what the impact of the different hardware options on MR image quality is as a function of the tissue type imaged, field strength and MR sequences. >

  • Pharmacological MRI
    The different MRI techniques specific to pharmacological MRI will be introduced. In addition, the most relevant pharmacological compounds studied with MRI and their effects on the body will be discussed. >

  • Real-time fMRI: Methods and Applications
    Recent progress in computer hard- and software enables real-time analysis of fMRI data, providing the basis for neurofeedback and brain-computer Interface (BCI) applications. >

  • MRI Physics II
    Covers more advanced topics in MRI physics. It is based on the module MRI Physics I. First, the module introduces more advanced mathematical tools to understand MRI echo generation by means of phase graphs. >

Note: Modules marked ‘*’ are compulsory components for completion of the Master degree.