Skills for Health

National Occupational Standards

Revised NOS published

Produce Magnetic Resonance images (MRI) for diagnostic purposes

Produce Computed Tomography (CT) scanning images for diagnostic purposes

Produce Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) images for diagnostic purposes

Produce Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance images (PET/MRI) for diagnostic purposes

MRI e-Learning resources ( e-Learning for Healthcare)

A total of 35 MRI sessions are available as part of the Image Interpretation programme:
4 Introductory sessions cover general principles of MRI along with sessions on bone and soft tissue pathology.
The upper and lower limb sessions address normal anatomy, common pathologies which can be identified on MRI and a series of self- evaluations.
The sessions covering the spine and IAM follow similar formats.
All sessions within the MRI module include a range of images, interactive questions, and a chance for you to test your interpretation skills.
On completion of each course, a certificate linked to your KSF, CPD Now and (HCPC) CPD may be downloaded.
The sessions are being reviewed and updated this year- with thanks to Alvin Karsandas, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Graeme Strong, MRI clinical lead and unit manager, University Hospital of North Tees.
For more information or to get involved in the programme, please contact [email protected]

mp MRI prostate

High-quality images are critical if mpMRI scans undertaken before a prostate cancer biopsy are to achieve the diagnostic accuracy made possible by the PROMIS trial. For men with suspected prostate cancer they are the means to more accurately detect clinically significant prostate cancer – a stage of disease, when missed, can be the difference between life and death. They can also enable some men to safely avoid an unnecessary immediate, often invasive biopsy. Prostate Cancer UK and the Society and College of Radiographers are pleased to have produced this imaging guidance document as an aide-mémoire for imaging departments to assist in developing a protocol for mpMRI prostate.

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI): Prostate Imaging Guidance Document 1.5 Tesla

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A range of online resources relating to mp MRI available free to healthcare professionals  on the Prostate Cancer UK webpage at: