RiiSE20 Conference Apr 04, 2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Chancellor’s Building, Edinburgh BioQuarter
Scottish Clinical Imaging Network (SCIN) Annual Event 2020 Apr 30, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Glasgow Caledonian University
NCITA National Conference: Translating Imaging Biomarkers for Improved Patient Outcomes May 05, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus, King's College London
Scottish Radiological Society Spring Meeting 2020 May 15, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:10 PM — Centre for Health Science, Inverness
2020 SINAPSE ASM Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020 — Medical Sciences Building, University of St Andrews

eLearning

SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.


Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

PhD opportunity at Strathclyde: Improving the targeted treatment of cancer using ultrasound

Understanding the mechanisms of ultrasound and microbubble mediated targeted drug delivery

Interest in microbubbles has grown over recent years as they have been demonstrated as a means of targeting the delivery of cancer drugs. When microbubbles are exposed to ultrasound using a standard clinical imaging system they are forced to expand and contract causing them to push and pull on nearby tissues and generate bio-effects that can enhance drug uptake. At the same time, these microbubbles scatter sound so that the signals returning to the ultrasound scanner can be differentiated from those that come from the surrounding tissues.

Recent clinical trials have demonstrated the use of ultrasound driven microbubbles to target drug delivery in patients, but an incomplete understanding of the underpinning mechanisms has meant that delivery efficiencies have remained low. The primary aim of this PhD project is to build a comprehensive understanding of how the microvasculature influences the radial oscillation of microbubbles and the sound they scatter. As such there are several directions available to the student who embarks on this project including experimental investigation of microbubbles in artificial blood vessels and/or modelling the way in which microbubbles interact with tissues and sound. The project will be shaped by the interests of the student and supervisory team but is likely to involve some or all of the following techniques: 3D printing, microCT scanning, 3D visualisation, ultrasound experimentation on biological systems and multiphysics modelling.

For details of this project with Dr Helen Mulvana and Dr Joseph Jackson at the University of Strathclyde, go to https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/postgraduateresearchopportunities/engineeringpgropportunities/biomedicalengineeringpgropportunities/understandingthemechanismsofultrasoundmicrobubblemediatedtargeteddrugdelivery/

The deadline for application is 28 February 2020