Metrology for MRI

Specialism: Medical Imaging

Skill Level: Advanced Level

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Duration: half-day

Course Status: Available

Price: Free

Course description

IPEM Approved LogoThe aim of this course is to develop a good fundamental understanding of the principles of metrology as they apply to quantitative MRI (qMRI), and to understand the current state-of-the-art in metrology for qMRI.

  • Module 1 provides an introduction to quantitative MRI and MR imaging in general
  • Module 2 introduces key concepts in metrology, the science of measurement and its application
  • Module 3 explores the role of metrology in quantitative MRI

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive an NPL Certificate of Completion.


The course is largely self-contained, but some background knowledge in MRI is an advantage. A basic knowledge of MRI is useful, but not essential. Basic knowledge of atomic nuclei and nuclear spins (no mathematical background required) is necessary. Some experience with MR images and how they are used is also useful.

Who is it for?

  • Junior MR Physicists looking for an introduction to quantitative MRI, particularly those working on Clinical trials
  • More experienced MR physicists interested in improving their knowledge of metrological principles and methods
  • Newly graduated MR Physicists, PhD students with an interest in quantitative MRI
  • Metrologists with an interest in MRI and who want to improve their knowledge of its principles and priorities

Further Information

Certificate Type: NPL Certificate of Completion
Available as open course: No
Available as in-house course: No

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Learning outcomes

After this course, learners will:

  • Understand the process of MR image formation including an appreciation of different contrast mechanisms
  • Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative imaging, including the difference between intensive and extensive quantities
  • Understand the principles of metrology: uncertainty, confidence, and traceability as they relate to MRI
  • Understand the role of phantoms in quantitative MRI, and commonly used phantoms and their roles in MRI

Date(s) of next course

Available at any time


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