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Medical Imaging MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Study at one of the main research and innovation led Universities in medical imaging. The MRI scanner was developed at Aberdeen and ever since this time there have been constant research advances towards new generation medical devices and uses with decades of knowledge and experience built up to make the most of imaging systems and their uses in medical sciences.

You develop the knowledge in medical physics and medical imaging environments to work in hospitals, alongside clinicians to assist with technical expertise. You can become a specialise researcher leading to a PhD with resarch and development teams. You study Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound, among others.

Facilities include a Magnetic Resonance Centre and the Department's John Mallard Scottish PET Centre with its cyclotron and PET scanner. The MSc programme integrates with the UK NHS's grade-A medical physicist training scheme, and has been accredited for this purpose by the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine.

Courses include: Biomedical and Professional Topics in Healthcare Science, Imaging in Medicine, Introduction to Computing and Image Processing, Radiation in Medical Imaging, Introduction to Computing and Image Processing, Radiation in Medical Imaging, Generic Skills, Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography, Magentic Resonance Imaging, Medical Image Processing and Analysis, Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection and your research project.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • We are home to the research which developed the first MRI scanner which is now in a new iteration phase. This research won a Nobel Prize and made a difference to diagnosis globally. The Queen's anniversary prize was awarded to the University in recognition of its acheivements in developing new techniques.
  • You learn adjacent to the teaching hospital where you will learn the latest medical technology such as a nwe PET-C scanner in one of the largest teaching hospital facilities in Europe.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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