As the scope and clinical applications of MRI go on increasing, there is an increasing need for a training programme which is dedicated to the understanding of the basic principles on which an MRI works and how best the equipment can be put to use. Though the advancement in hardware and software have made the machines more user friendly, the need to understand the basic principles of MRI remains. Keeping this in mind we have developed this course, which is one of its kind in India.  Here we have tried to bring together speakers from various specialties like radiology, physics and engineering.  We have professors from IIT Bombay to explain the NMR physics and image production in a simple way, application specialists from the imaging industry to teach the tricks of striking a balance between image quality and imaging time, and radiologists to explain the various clinical aspects. Also there will be a workshop / demonstration on protocol planning. This five day course is designed to cater to the requirements of various professionals who handle MRI equipment on a daily basis. Each day of the course is dedicated to a specific topic – protocol planning, NMR physics, quality control, clinical aspects and advanced applications.

At the end of the course the participants will gain in-depth technical knowledge of MRI and will be able to use it to its fullest potential

What will This course cover?

  • How an MRI machine works?
  • How are images produced?
  • How to plan a study?
  • How to improve the quality of the images?
  • How to cut down on the imaging time for each study?
  • Maintenance issues
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Advanced MRI applications like spectroscopy, fMRI, 3T MRI, cardiac imaging.

Who should attend the course and why?


Fresh technicians can learn the basics of MRI and their application. Technicians who are already working on MRI machines can enhance their skills and know more about improving the quality of MRI. They can also upgrade their knowledge about the latest applications like spectroscopy, fMRI and cardiac MRI.

Biomedical engineers:

You can understand the basics of functioning of the MRI machine and also learn about basic maintenance issues. This will help the engineers who are working in a hospital set up. For others who are willing to take up careers in the imaging industry, this can be a basic primer for their future professional activities.

Application specialists:

This course offers a complete coverage of the various aspects of MR imaging and it will be a good platform for you to interact with your professional colleagues from other companies and also the end users – technicians and radiologists.

MRI Researchers:

You can gain a complete understanding of the physics, engineering, instrumentation, applied and clinical aspects of the MRI.


This course offers you a never before opportunity to really understand everything you wanted to know about MRI. It will help you in improving the imaging quality as well as saving a lot of imaging time. It is advisable that you attend the course with your technicians so that you can make the most out of this course.

Radiology Residents:

It will help you in preparing for imaging physics questions of postgraduate examinations.

Course Contents

  • MRI Physics
  • MRI instrumentation
  • Parameter Tradeoffs
  • Pulse sequences
  • Optimizing scan – quality and time
  • Planning a study
  • Artifacts
  • Post processing
  • Documentation and Data storage
  • Recent Advances – Functional imaging, diffusion weighted imaging, cardiac imaging, 3T MRI, Spectroscopy.
  • MR contrast
  • MR safety and patient care
  • Clinical studies


Prof. Vikram Gadre, IIT Bombay

Dr. Deepak Patkar, Radiologist, Mumbai

Dr. Abhijit Pawar, Radiologist, Pune

Prof. Ajay V. Deshmukh, PhD, IITBombay

Mr. Rajeshkumar, Siemens

Mr. Ajit Kumar, GE


F.C. Kohli Auditorium IIT Bombay, Powai.


ü      Graduate / Post Graduate / Diploma students of any Engineering and Science stream .

ü      Students should submit letter from H.O.D. (Sample format is given below.)

Click here for sample format


On successful completion of the program, IITB certificate of participation will be provided to the participants

Registration Fee:

Till April 19th

For students and technicians  : Rs 3000/_

For Professionals                      : Rs 5000/_

For registrations after April 19th

For students and technicians  : Rs 3500/_

For Professionals                      : Rs 6000/_

Certificate from the Head of Department is a must for students.

Registration Process:

Participants can send the registration form along with a DD in favor of The Registrar, IIT Bombay (CEP A/c), so as to reach on or before 19th April 2010 at the address given below.

Prof. Dr. P. S. V. Nataraj,

Room 114 A,

CRNTS Building, (Old ACRE building),

Behind Central Library,

IIT Bombay, Powai,

Mumbai  400076.


Accommodation can be provided (on payment basis)                                              on first come first serve basis, in the students’ hostel on IITB campus.

Charge Details

For Gents: RS.275/- per day

For Ladies: RS.115/- per day.

For further queries

Ms. Bhavya Sreejith


Mobile:  9619118749            9619118749

Ph: 022-2576 4891               022-2576 4891

Fax: 022- 25720057

Important dates

Program DATE: MAY 19th – MAY 23rd, 2010

Last date for Registration: APRIL 19th, 2010

Click here to download the Brochure

Click here to download the Registration form (.doc)

Click here to download the Registration form (.pdf)

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