Erasmus Course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (EMRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), because of its biological safety in man, plus its superior anatomical display, has aready evolved to become one of the most important medical imaging method. Since the cost of MRI equipment has decreased substantially, there is an increasing number of hospitals using MRI.
The course aims at providing a common education to the increasing number of European radiologists and of the medical practitioners who will use MRI. It achieves this by the implementation of a course for radiologists or non-radiologists, who are interested in MRI and have basic MRI-knowledge. The position of MRI in the daily routine work in comparison to other modalities will be discussed.
The Erasmus course in MRI (EMRI) is a professional, independent, non-profit organization of European Universities dedicated to advancing the knowledge and clinical use of magnetic resonance imaging in relation to other imaging methods, aimed at improving medical care for our patients.
The principles of the Erasmus course in MRI are based on the teachings of the European humanist Desiderius Erasmus which include tolerance and the power of the critical, exploring human mind. We organize small scale meetings characterized by interactive teaching, flavour of the hosting University and city, as well as informal international contacts. We are proud to have in our organization the best teachers in Europe. Although this concept has been setting the standard of effective and enjoyable MR teaching in Europe since 1991, we constantly thrive to enhance our performance. In addition we reach out to medical communities outside Europe, both for teaching and for enriching our quality.