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PET-MR Principles and Applications (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
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The University of Edinburgh is among the few UK centres with a PET-MR scanner and personnel with the expertise in how to run and use it. This PET-MR Principles and Applications (Online Learning) harnesses our expertise in imaging technology, which will allow learners to train in this field via an online learning environment. 


Combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) is an imaging technology which allows information on metabolic function, physiology, and anatomy to be collected in a single scanning session for diagnostic and research purposes (e.g. investigating dementias & cancers).

PET-MR scanners are increasingly being installed in clinical and research settings, but currently training in how to run and best use such facilities is limited, often requiring long periods of residency, away from work and personal commitments at home. The PET-MR Principles and Applications (Online Learning) is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

Career opportunities 

PET-MR is an emerging imaging technology with research and clinical applications. PET-MR scanners have started to be deployed in clinical and research imaging centres, which creates a demand for operators and users with relevant skills and knowledge.

We anticipate the programme will enhance the career options and earning potential of PET-MR operators, particularly radiographers, for whom there currently is limited opportunity for training.

We also anticipate PET-MR users (research and clinical medics) will be better positioned to apply for research grants and other funding to allow their careers to evolve.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Techniques and Physics
  • Applications in Disease (Research) 
  • Practicalities and Safety
  • Hybrid radionuclide imaging – PET-MR  
  • Student-led individually-created course

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in fields such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Radiology, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Computer Science, Informatics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics / Medicine of the Elderly or Neurosciences. 
  • We may also consider your application if you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a related scientific area, e.g. in hospital or research laboratories. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • PgCert 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915


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