aka Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten am MRT (M21.1 in WS or M22.1 in SS)


Upcoming Sessions:

15.01.2024 - 16.01.2024 (CIP-Pool RZ1) --> NOT FOR STUDENTS

11.03.2024 - 15.03.2024 in CIP POOL PT5 (CIP-Pool PT5 (1.0.17B))

10.06.2024 - 11.06.2024 in CIP POOL PT5 (CIP-Pool PT2 ) --> NOT FOR STUDENTS

09.09.2024 - 13.09.2024 in CIP POOL PT5 (CIP-Pool PT5 (1.0.17B))

  (Registration only valid for UR-UKR-Medbo Students/Employees)

UR students do not need to register because they have already got their registration via spur

Course Description

The course has been designed for students wanting to be introduced into the MRI field. It will provide the basic knowledge of the MR signal and the MRI scanner. Progressively, it will go through all MRI standards, safety rules and requirements needed in order to properly fulfill the L1/L2 operator duties. The course will then provide practical training at the Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T  for all participants in order to correctly help (L1) and operate (L2) the MRI scanner. Additionally, it will be discussed the endogenous BOLD contrast reflecting the oxygenation level of the human brain´s vasculature. Furthermore, it will cover some aspects of the fMRI experimental designs, the BOLD specificity and its limits.
Course will be given in English.

Course Schedule





L1 Applicant

L2 Applicant (those having already obtained their L1 certification and wanting to apply for an L2 certification)

L1 Refresher (those having already obtained their L1 certification but wanting to renew it)

L2 Refresher (those having already obtained their L2 certification but wanting to renew it)

L2-Direct Applicant (those having already obtained the L2 status in another MRI Lab)


Course schedule

9:15 - 10:45

10:50 - 12:05

12:05-13:00 break

13:00 - 14:30

14:35 - 17:00



Exam-1      Tuesday at 1pm (L1 Refresher, L2 Refresher and L2 applicants) -> 40 Questions (Safety only)

Exam-2     Tuesday at 1pm (L1 applicants and L2-direct applicants) --> 48 Questions (Safety + MRI Theory)

Exam-3      Friday at 10am (students wanting LP credits) --> 40 Questions (Safety + MRI Theory + BOLD)


Practical Training (mandatory)

Download, print, fill out this document (English, German) and take it with you at the Practical Training