Areas of Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Catherine’s area of expertise is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), particularly in educating MRI practitioners in the theoretical and clinical aspects of this imaging modality.
Catherine has been involved in MRI education for nearly 25 years. She qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 1981 and specialised in MRI in 1989. She became involved in MRI education soon after, teaching MRI courses and presenting at international conferences since 1992. Catherine has also written some of the leading books in the field.
As one of the first people in the world to obtain a Masters degree in MRI, Catherine began working at Anglia Ruskin University supporting the MSc MRI course in 1996. She has been the course leader since 2004. She also has significant expertise in delivering distance learning and supporting distance learners.
Westbrook, C., 2016. Opening the debate on MRI practitioner education – Is there a need for change? Radiography. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.12.011.
Westbrook, C., 2017. Is there a relationship between how MRI is learned and knowledge? Radiography. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.05.007.
Westbrook, C. and Talbot J.S., 2018. MRI in Practice (5th Edition). Oxford: Wiley.
Westbrook, C., 2015. MRI at a Glance (editions 1-3). Oxford: Wiley.
Castillo, J., Caruana, C.J., Westbrook, C., 2014. Radiographer managers and service development: using formal research methodologies to develop a 2020 MRI service portfolio, Radiography, 10.1016/j.radi.2014.09.003.
Westbrook, C., (Ed) 2014. Handbook of MRI Technique (editions 1-4). Oxford: Wiley.
Castillo, J., Caruana, C.J., Morgan, P.S., Westbrook, C., 2014. Optimizing a magnetic resonance care pathway: a strategy for radiography Managers. Radiography, 10.1016/j.radi.2014.09.002.
MRI in Practice Conference, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
MRI in Practice Conference, Sydney, Australia (Australian Society of Radiographers).
MRI in Practice Conference, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian Society of Radiographers).
MRI in Practice Conference, Cheltenham, UK (Cobalt Cancer Research).