Courses

The PET Centre at St Thomas' Hospital London runs regular training courses for physicians, radiologists, radiographers and scientists and, as part of the medical school, contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

If you are interested in one of our projects and becoming one of our PhDs, Post Docs or Fellows please look on the staff page for the relevant principal investigator's details and get in touch.

To look at other short course options that we have available please take a look here.

Contact teachingadmin-imaging@kcl.ac.uk if you wish to be added to the course mailing list.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be some changes to the courses we run. In some cases courses will be postponed or cancelled and some courses may be held electronically. Please follow the links under each course to visit the KCL website for the most up to date information.


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Short Course: Neuroanatomy for Imagers

This course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain. Professor Alexander Hammers has received excellent feedback.

The course will include lectures, it is based on 180 slides but is highly interactive.

The next course date is Thursday 3rd February 2022.

Click here to download the flyer for the upcoming course.

Click here to download the programme for the upcoming course.

Click here for more information and to apply.


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Short Course: PET Technology and Application

This three-day course is delivered by leading international experts from a range of academic, research and industrial institutions in the UK, Europe and North America. It is designed for researchers in the radiopharmaceutical and drug development industries, academic researchers, and scientists already working in commercial, clinical or academic PET centres.

Click here for more information about this course.

This 3 day course is usually held in April.

Click here to register your interest.


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Short Course: Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice

This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams, using a combination of live lectures and interactive sessions.

The first day will review either PET or MR theory separately for people with a background in the respective other modality. We then cover the new simultaneous PET-MR scanners in terms of technology and applications. There are lectures, interactive Active Learning sessions, industry perspective (by both GE & Siemens), workshops, and sessions on reading scans together with clinicians. The content of the course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

This 3 day course is usually held in June.


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Short Course: PET Methodology

Molecular imaging is an established and relevant tool for diagnostic imaging, clinical research and drug development.

This three-day course is designed to deliver extensive practical and hands-on training on experimental design and PET data analysis. You will learn how to design, quantify and analyze a PET tracer study.

The course is appropriate for graduates of medicine, biological sciences, engineering, physics and mathematics.

We hope to run the course in 2021.

Click here to register your interest.


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CT in Hybrid Imaging for MPEs

This course is designed for MPEs, aspiring MPEs and physicists working with CT in PET and Nuclear Medicine. It will address aspects of the role of the MPE, and some of the topics covered include equipment management, image quality, optimisation and dose management.

The course will include lectures, quizzes and workshops, with ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

This 2 day course is usually held in September.

Click here to register your interest.


MSc Radiopharmaceuticals Course

MSc and MRes in PET Radiochemistry

The Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry MSc programme is the only one of its kind worldwide.

We offer relevant work placements alongside excellent teaching to lead you on your chosen pathway.

This course will equip you to work as a radiopharmaceutical scientist in a PET radiochemistry centre (cyclotron unit) or a conventional radiopharmacy.

Click here for more information and to apply.


MSc Nuclear Medicine Course

MSc in Nuclear Medicine

This programme develops skills for the provision of safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services by offering nuclear medicine training with a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment.

The course is taught collaboratively by five University of London medical schools and draws on professional expertise from many disciplines giving you a solid base firmly grounded in reali life application of the subject.

This course will equip you to work as a radiopharmaceutical scientist in a PET radiochemistry centre (cyclotron unit) or a conventional radiopharmacy.

Click here for more information and to apply.