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Educational Opportunities


University courses for credit:

  • ELEC 5970/6970 Modeling and System Identification: Biomedical Applications
  • ELEC 5970/6970 Bio-medical applications of Electromagnetics
  • ELEC 5810/6810 Computer Imaging Systems
  • ELEC 7970 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and its Applications
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MRI Safety Training

The AU MRI Research Center is offering regularly-scheduled seminars on MRI safety. These seminars cover general MRI safety and AU MRI Research Center MRI safety policies and procedures. Attending an MRI Safety Seminar is required to obtain safety level qualification. There is no charge for these seminars. To find out when these seminars are scheduled and to register, email Ron Beyers (

Off-site educational opportunities:

Online fMRI courses:
MIT OpenCourseware
Lectures and training videos:
Futures in Biotech webcast on how MRI works
Experimental Design and Data Analysis for fMRI

8-hour lecture series on DVD by Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, November 8-11, 2004.

To order the DVDs click here and go to the listing for "Geoffrey K. Aguirre, M.D., Ph.D."

DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging)

3-hour symposium by Drs. John Detre, Mark Elliot, and Ragini Verma, Center for Functional Neuroimaging, University of Pennsylvania.

To order the DVDs click here and go to the listing for "John Detre, MD, Mark Elliott, PhD and Ragini Verma, PhD"

Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)

A public repository of peer-reviewed fMRI studies and their underlying data, sponsored by the National Institute of Health.


A multi-institutional collaborative of peer-reviewed research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and National Institute for Drug Abuse.

Recommended reading:

Huettel, S. A., A. W. Song, and G. McCarthy. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2nd ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2009. ISBN: 9780878932863.

MRI book

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