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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography

  • Graduate Certificate

Advance your imaging expertise and be at the forefront of medical diagnosis.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5654, 092060D
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$20,520 per year / $20,520 total

About this course

Medical imaging is developing rapidly and hybrid medical imaging systems are becoming more commonplace. Blending high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the physiological data of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), the operation of this new hybrid system requires an understanding of both the MRI and PET stand-alone technologies.

This six month full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is designed for professionals such as nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic radiographers who require a more in-depth knowledge of the operation of a MR-PET system, including hardware, software, preparation and calibration.

You'll gain an understanding of MRI methodology and safety, patient preparation and screening, common clinical indications and MRI protocols used when imaging various parts of the human body. Plus you'll explore the use of contrast agents and the factors affecting the accuracy of MRI images.

An exciting feature of this Graduate Certificate program is the one-week of on-campus attendance, where you can operate MRI scanners and practise scanning on human volunteers.

Study locations

St Lucia


What you will learn

  • Develop in-depth understanding of the operation of a MR-PET system.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills during a week-long on-campus practical immersion.
  • Be eligible for Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continuing professional development (CPD) points accrual.
  • Organise your study around professional and personal commitments, with all courses in this program able to be completed online.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Diagnostic radiographer
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Medical imaging researcher