Functional and molecular imaging techniques are becoming more prominent in both research institutions and day to day clinical practice. To reflect this continuing development the clinical radiology curriculum has been updated to include both core content on the scientific basis of imaging (section 2.2) and higher level content for those wishing to specialise in molecular imaging (section 2.5). The former is designed to provide trainees with appropriate knowledge of the physical, cellular and molecular principles that underpin diagnostic medical imaging, as well as providing a basic awareness of developments relevant to future practice and research.
In order to help trainees with these sections of the curriculum a variety of resources have been identified and collated for ease of access.
- Overview and introduction
- Resources to support study for the scientific basis of imaging curriculum
- Practical uses and clinical implementation by modality
- MRI techniques
- Dual enery CT
- CT perfusion
- Nuclear medicine techniques
- Optical imaging
- European Association of Nuclear Medicine
- World Molecular Imaging Society
- Radiological Society of North America
- University of Virginia Health Sciences Centre
- Basics of MRI
- RCR publications, guidance documents and audits
Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
The list of recommended resources is not comprehensive and it will be constantly updated to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the molecular imaging field. New resources will be added as they become available.