Educational Curriculum

Jointly, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the European Society of Molecular Imaging (ESMI) have developed five educational modules. Different parts of the modules were presented at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) 2012 in Dublin, Ireland, WMIC 2013 in Savannah, Georgia, USA and at the WMIC 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

These educational modules encompass the work of molecular imaging experts from around the world and cover the following topics:

A. Chemistry of Contrast Media

  1. Basic Considerations about Suitable Modalities and Probes
  2. Biologicals
  3. Small Molecules
  4. Particles and Polymers

B. Biology and Pathology

  1. Cancer Biology
  2. Cardiovascular Diseases
  3. Central Nervous System
  4. Systems Biology and its Link to Molecular Imaging

C. What Life Scientists Should Know about Imaging Modalities

  1. Optical imaging, Ultrasound, Photoacoustics
  2. MR Fundamentals for Life Scientists
  3. Nuclear Imaging: Physical Principles and Instrumentation

D. Postprocessing and Cross Validation

  1. Modeling and Quantification
  2. Basics of Imaging Processing
  3. New Imaging Tools

E. How to Succeed in Science

  1. Successful Grants and Interesting Presentations
  2. How to Develop a Clinical Product