Lectures on MR

Educational courses, exercises, and pratical demonstrations on MR physics and enineering


What makes the Lectures on MR programme special?

  • Educational courses, exercises, and practical demonstrations on MR Physics and Engineering
  • aimed at Physicists/Basic Scientists
  • max. 50 participants per course
General Course Information
  • All courses are held in English
  • The duration of the courses is 2 to 4 days
  • Approximately 40% of the total teaching time is used for repetitions, exercises, and pratical demonstrations to practice and intensify the learning experience
  • A maximum of 50 places per course are available. Early registration is recommended.
  • If less than 10 participants register, the ESMRMB reserves the right to cancel a course, at the latest 4 weeks prior to the start of the course
  • The ESMRMB evaluates of all courses, and guarantees didactically and scietnifically experienced teachers
  • Through its Lectures on Magentic Resonance, ESMRMB continues to offer eaching courses that are especially designed to provide the physial fundamental of MR Imaging, diffusion, perfusion, spectroscopy and RF engineering, as well as aspects of applications of these techniques in clinical and biochemical research and development

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Course Programme 2019

RF Simulation for MR Systems: Coil Design and Safety

Date: August 28-30, 2019
City: Aachen/DE

Course Organiser
Alexander Raaijmakers
University Medical Center Utrecht/NL

Local Organiser
Andreas Bitz
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Course Venue
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Preliminary Faculty
A. Bitz, C. Collins, J. Tokaya, O. Kraff, S. Orzada, N. van den Berg, A. Raaijmakers

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Goals of the course
The course RF Simulation for MR systems: Coil Design and Safety is designed to give an in-depth introduction to the numerical computation of radio-frequency (RF) fields in magnetic resonance (MR) systems with the main focus on the application to RF coil design and patient RF safety. The course programme includes modules with theoretical lectures, practical exercises as well as hands-on training on commercial simulation platforms. The goal of the course is to enable the participants to solve typical MR-related field problems with suitable numerical models and to implement post-processing procedures to characterise multi-channel RF coils and to assess the RF exposure of patients/volunteers.This course will focus on

  • Commonly used numerical methods (e.g. FDTD/FIT, FEM)
  • Characteristics of the solution in the time and frequency domain
  • Basics of electromagnetic theory
  • Basic RF engineering principles
  • Practical simulation aspects
  • Interpretation of numerical results
  • Validation methods for numerical results
  • Implementation of post-processing procedures for coil characterisation
  • Numerical assessment of the RF exposure of the human body
  • Learning through practical exercises with application of different numerical methods to fundamental MR-related problems
Resting State fMRI

Date: September 12-13, 2019
City: Tübingen/DE

Course Organisers

Martin Walter
University of Tübingen/DE

Ilja Milos Veer
Charité – Universitätsklinikum Berlin/DE

Local Organiser

Martin Walter University of Tübingen/DE

Course Venue

University of Tübingen/DE

Preliminary Faculty
V. Kiviniemi, J. Kruschwitz, M. Li,G. Lohman, C. Windischberger

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Goals of the Course

The course on Resting State fMRI focuses on methodology and applications of this rapidly growing field. An overview will be provided on the major analysis strategies, applications, including those in clinical populations, and special emphasis will be put on the importance of physiological and other confounding factors, and the impact of different acquisition strategies. The course will be complemented by ample hands-on training, which will provide participants with a good overview of the major software suites used by the field to analyse resting state data.

The course on Resting State fMRI will provide you with:

  • Insights into the sources of correlated resting state activity
  • Knowledge of the most important analysis strategies
  • Methods to control physiological noise contributions
  • Techniques to quantify local resting state behaviour
  • Proficiency in performing network analysis
  • Deeper understanding of the meaning of abnormal resting states
  • Practical guidelines for resting state acquisitions
  • An overview of critical aspects and limitations
  • A perspective on future directions in this field of research

Registration Fees

Clinical Courses

Regular fee

Early Fee* Late Fee
ESMRMB Members* € 420 € 560
ESR Members* € 530 € 670
Non-Members € 600 € 740

*until 8 weeks prior to the course

Reduced fee**
Juniors, Radiographers, Seniors

Early Fee* Late Fee
ESMRMB Members* €300 €400
ESR Members* €325 €425
Non-Members €350 €450

*until 8 weeks prior to the course

Registration Criteria

*Member fees are available for ordinary members in good standing, who have paid their 2019 ESMRMB membership fee.

***Conditions for eligibility for reduced course fees are as follows:

  • Junior status is limited to 6 years following the date of the last diploma (bachelor, masters, medical degree; not applicable for PhD degrees!). A copy of the last diploma (bachelor, masters, medical degree) has to be sent to the ESMRMB Office no later than 10 days after the registration or uploaded during the online registration procedure in order to validate your registration. Please note that for residents an attestation from the head of department is not sufficient! According to the ESMRMB regulations, a copy of the last diploma is required.
  • MR radiographers/technologists are required to provide a current (i.e. from 2019) attestation from the head of the institution / head of department no later than 10 days after the registration.
  • Seniors are required to provide a certification of retirement no later than 10 days after the registration. Senior status is limited to persons above the age of 60.