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MRI in Practice - Courses in North America

Columbia - USA

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Course: MRI in Practice MRI Course

Columbia, Missouri

Dates: 14th - 16th July

Presenters Catherine Westbrook, John Talbot

More Info: MRI Courses North America

Accreditation: 19.75 Cat A Credits (ASRT). Approval for 16 CE credits via the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Our next course in North America commences in...


The schedule for all other forthcoming courses can be found on our dates page. Details can be found from the submenu links at the top of the page.

Courses in the USA

Columbia, Missouri

The MRI in Practice Course is presented on an ad-hoc basis in the USA.

Our next course is to be hosted by the Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia. The course is open to all imaging professionals not just from veterinary science.

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  • Terms and Conditions - Please Read Before Attending The MRI in Practice Course
    Terms and Conditions Relating to our Live Course Deliveries

    The Course Organiser
    The live MRI in Practice course is presented internationally in 17 countries. The presenters are Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot. In each case Cathy and John are contracted to present the course by a local course organiser who administers the course, takes payments from delegates and is usually registered for VAT etc. In some cases the organiser may be a registered company involved in health, education or both.
    Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot do not organise any of the courses themselves so all requests for information relating to the administration of the courses including payments, refunds etc should be directed to the relevant course organiser. This can be done by using the on-line info request forms relating to each course.

    Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues
    The names
    MRI in Practice, and MRI in Practice / The Course are copyright 1992-date Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) & Catherine Westbrook.

    All text and graphics in this web site and in the course materials are copyright (2009-date) Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) and John Talbot.

    Audio and video recording of the live course content is strictly prohibited including (but not limited to) the use of mobile phones, iPods, iPads, tablet PCs, voice recorders, digital cameras and any type of computer. The presenters reserve the right to ask individual delegates to leave the lecture room in the event of them using any type of mobile electronic equipment. Lectures will not commence if there are any electronic items in evidence at the beginning of each session. The presenters will pause presentations in the event that any portable electronic device appears to be in use during a presentation. We have had to introduce these rules following attempts to make illegal video copies of the course materials and they are strictly enforced.

    Course Pricing
    Course pricing may vary by country and by venue and is set by the individual organisers (as defined in paragraph 1). This will reflect the venue cost, the level of sponsorship and transport costs.
    MRI in Practice (The Book) may be offered inclusive of the course fee in certain venues. Please check with the course organiser at the time of application. The course fee NEVER includes accommodation or travel.

    Course Cancellation
    The course has been running continuously for over 20 years and cancellations are rare (only on three occasions to date). In the unlikely event of a course cancellation please note that the presenters and course organisers (as defined in paragraph 1) are not responsible for reimbursing anything other than the registration fee (where applicable) or the deposit (where applicable). Course organisers are not responsible for the reimbursement of any additional costs incurred by delegates in connection to their attendance at the course (for example travel costs or accommodation costs) We therefore strongly advise delegates who are travelling to the host city and staying in the venue hotel (or elsewhere) to take out travel insurance to cover any lost expenditure.

    Course Content
    The course materials are updated constantly, to keep pace with changes within the field of MRI and to take advantage of the latest presentation technology and as such the course content may vary over time. The programme provided on this web site and in our promotional materials is for guidance only and we reserve the right to alter the timing and running order of the lectures to meet the requirements of the individual organiser and the venue.

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Course Content

Our Programme - Compact, Stuctured and Varied

MRI in Practice USA is a three-day version of the course.

The first two days cover the underpinning fundamentals of MRI and are essential for everyone - irrespective of previous experience.
Day 03 covers some additional more in-depth concepts.

This three-day structure offers greater flexibility, allows employers to arrange staff cover more easily and reduces accommodation costs.

Days are not offered individually. This is because the lectures on each day are designed to build on knowledge already gained.

CPD accreditation is usually awarded on a whole-course basis. Certification (where applied for) is therefore only awarded to delegates who have attended all three days.

  • I already have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of MRI!

    Our research suggests that radiographers who have been scanning for a number of years may well have a good clinical knowledge of MRI, but typically know very little about the underpinning principles.
    This 30-question quiz will give you a pretty good indication. If you score more than 20 you are doing well - any less than that and you would definitely benefit from our FULL course. All of the topics in the quiz relate to the content we cover in days 01 and 02.

  • I already have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of MRI!

    Our research suggests that radiographers who have been scanning for a number of years may well have a good clinical knowledge of MRI, but typically know very little about the underpinning principles.
    The 30-question quiz below will give you a pretty good indication. If you score more than 20 you are doing well - any less than that and you would definitely benefit from our FULL course. All of the topics in the quiz relate to the content we cover in days 01 and 02.

You can find more details about the lecture content in our brochure.

Here is our USA three-day programme.

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  • Why are there no clinical sessions on the programme?

    Some providers pad out their MRI courses with clinical sessions, here are the reasons why we do not

    • In our experience most employers prefer to train their staff in the clinical aspects of their role in the workplace using time-trusted hands-on learning.
    • Radiologists usually have their own preferences when it comes down to the choice of imaging plane, or the protocol used, this is unlikely to be the same as the method taught in a generic presentation.
    • Every scanner is different in terms of configuration, gradient speed, coil choice, pulse sequence availability and field-strength, there is no "one size fits all" clinical method.
    • In view of the above, we feel that to "teach" a generic clinical approach to neuro, cardiac, breast, MSK etc. that applies to every scanner, at every field-strength and to cover every angle is a tall order - and is highly likely be counter-productive when not tailored to your own local preferences.
    • For new installations or manufacturer-specific techniques you have a fantastic resource in your expert applications specialists.
    • Finally - time costs money so we feel that all of the above can be better covered in a book - which can be studied at leisure, read in your own workplace and can cover far more than a 60-minute lecture.

Getting to the Venue (University of Missouri)

The Venue for 2017 is the Adams Conference Centre in the Veterinary Medical Building

900 E Campus Dr,
Columbia, MO 65211

The price of the course does not include accommodation, but delegates can find reasonably priced hotels and guest houses within easy distance of the venue.

Zoom in to the map below - the push-pin shows the exact venue location.

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Columbia Regional Airport is 15 minutes by car (12 miles).

Columbia is approximately two hours west of St. Louis and two hours east of Kansas City.

From the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 (on the east side of Columbia), travel south on U.S. 63 (exit 128A) to the Stadium Boulevard exit, and turn right (west). If you are arriving from the south, take the Stadium exit from U.S. 63.

Travel 1.1 miles west on Stadium to Ashland Road, and turn right (north).

Take the first right onto East Campus Drive. You will pass between two large parking areas. After the parking area on your left, turn left to continue on East Campus Drive. The veterinary medical building is situated at the end of East Campus drive at the junction with Rollins St.

Keep in Touch

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