Data Sciences and Brain Health across the Life Course session in 2020 SICSA Conference Oct 01, 2020 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis MICCAI 2020 Workshop Oct 08, 2020 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Predictive Intelligence in Medicine MICCAI 2020 Workshop Oct 08, 2020 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2020 Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM - 05:40 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)

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

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Ferumoxytol MRA

August 2020 SINAPSE Image of the Month

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Courtesy of Prof Giles Roditi, Dr Pauline Hall Barrientos and Dr Sokratis Stoumpos, this image shows dynamic time-resolved magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in a coronal section of the arm for which ferumoxytol, an iron oxide nanoparticle, was used as the contrast agent. This animated image demonstrates ferumoxytol-enhanced MRA for vascular mapping prior to arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation for haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease. Simultaneous arterial and venous enhancement, notably, is enabled by the prolonged intravascular half-life of ferumoxytol. Additionally, ferumoxytol can be safely used as a contrast agent in patients with renal failure for whom conventional gadolinium-enhanced MRA or CT angiography with iodinated contrast material carry potential risks of toxicity.

In a recently published study of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing peripheral vascular mapping before haemodialysis access creation, ferumoxytol-enhanced MRA better predicted successful AVF outcome compared with duplex ultrasound and also outperformed duplex ultrasound in accurate visualisation of the central vasculature:

Stoumpos S, Tan A, Hall Barrientos P, Stevenson K, Thomson PC, Kasthuri R, Radjenovic A, Kingsmore DB, Roditi G, Mark PB. Ferumoxytol MR Angiography versus Duplex US for Vascular Mapping before Arteriovenous Fistula Surgery for Hemodialysis. Radiology, Available online 21 Jul 2020.