Gain advanced training on magnetic resonance instumentation, methodologies and techniques.
Magnetic resonance uses magnetism, radio waves and computers to acquire medical images. Although still a young technology, it has become firmly rooted in medical practice, particularly for:
- Studying the cardiovascular system
- Detecting tumours, especially in the brain and spinal column
- Studying body chemistry and functions
- Imaging soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons or arteries
Magnetic resonance scans require sliding patients into a body-length tunnel — the core of the magnetic field. The image obtained generally appears on a computer monitor, or as a photograph or computer printouts.