Molecular imaging resources: online educational resources

There are numerous online educational resources available from around the world and some of the most useful are summarised and linked below. If you are aware of others that would be of use to trainees please let us know.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine

ESNM eLearning - Recorded CME sessions

ESNM eLearning - Webinars

World Molecular Imaging Society

Jointly, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the European Society of Molecular Imaging (ESMI) developed five educational modules encompassing the work of molecular imaging experts from around the world and covering the following topics:

A. Chemistry of Contrast Media

  • Basic Considerations about Suitable Modalities and Probes
  • Biologicals
  • Small Molecules
  • Particles and Polymers

B. Biology and Pathology

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Central Nervous System
  • Systems Biology and its Link to Molecular Imaging


C. What Life Scientists Should Know about Imaging Modalities

  • Optical imaging, Ultrasound, Photoacoustics
  • MR Fundamentals for Life Scientists
  • Nuclear Imaging: Physical Principles and Instrumentation

D. Postprocessing and Cross Validation

  • Modeling and Quantification
  • Basics of Imaging Processing
  • New Imaging Tools

E. How to Succeed in Science

  • Successful Grants and Interesting Presentations
  • How to Develop a Clinical Product

Radiological Society of North America

RSNA Education: eLearn has a  range of CME and refresher courses of relevance to molecular imaging. These are listed below with the type of course in brackets. These courses are free for RSNA members and all UK trainees have free RSNA membership.

Biomarkers & Quantitative Imaging

  • Reporting Cancer Response — Practical Perspective (Refresher Course) – Practical Applications of MI Techniques
  • Techniques for Quantitative Cancer Imaging Using CT & MRI (Refresher Course) – DCE-MRI, DWI-MRI and dynamic contrast-enhanced CT

Cardiac Radiology

  • Cardiac Physiology for Radiologists: Review of Relevant Physiology for Interpretation of Cardiac MR Imaging and CT (RadioGraphics CME)
  • MR Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Insights on Techniques, Analysis, Interpretation, and Findings (RadioGraphics CME)
  • Cardiac Perfusion MRI (Refresher Course)
  • Cardiac Perfusion Adenosine Stress/Rest CT (Refresher Course)

Gastrointestinal Radiology

  • Liver Elastography (Refresher Course)

University of Virginia Health Sciences Centre

PET-CT Basics



e-MRI presents an interactive course about magnetic resonance imaging physics.

The Basics of MRI

An e-book by Joseph P. Hornak, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.


MRI on Radiopedia 

PET on Radiopedia