Molecular Imaging Center
PhD & master students, Postdocs & Scientists

Basic course in Small Animal MRI

MIC is happy to announce a basic course in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small animals, with the aim of giving the participants knowledge on the principles, the theory and practical use of MRI.


The theoretical part of the course will cover multimodal imaging and the theoretical aspects of MRI. The participants will get hands on practical training on the instruments in the practical part and learn about basic image analysis of MR images.

After the course, the participants should be able to understand how to plan and perform MRI experiments on small animals.

Preparations before the course starts: Go to web site: https://www.imaios.com/en/e-mri. Create a free account, then take the following 8 interactive learning subjects:

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, MR instrumentation and safety, NMR signal and MRI contrast, Spatial encoding in MRI, MRI image formation, Sequences, Improving MRI contrast: Imaging fat and water, and Improving MRI contrast: Contrast agents.

Preliminary program:

March 16th:

Meet in Histologisal 2, 4th floor BBB.

08.15 – 08.30  Registration.

08.30 – 09.15  Welcome. Introduction to multimodal imaging.

09.30 – 11.00  Theoretical basics of MRI.

11.00 – 11.30  Quiz based on the 8 interactive learning subjects.

11.30 – 12.15  Lunch

Move to Vivarium

12.15 – 14.30  Practical MRI (group 1)

14.30 – 16.45  Practical MRI (group 2)

March 17th:

Meet at Vivarium      

08.00 – 10.20  Practical MRI (group 1)

10.40 – 13.00 Practical MRI (group 2)

13.00 – 13.30  Lunch

Meet in Histologisal 2

13.30 – 15.00  Data analysis. OsiriX, ImageJ, ITK-SNAP, Interview Fusion

15.00 – 15.15  Break

15.15 – 16.00  MR imaging part II.

16.00 – 16.45  Quiz based on these 2 days. Summary, course evaluation