Upcoming Events

2nd SINAPSE Image Analysis meeting Jun 20, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM — Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
2019 SINAPSE ASM Jun 21, 2019 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee
2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Jul 08, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 — ICL South Kensington Campus, London
4th International Workshop on Image Processing Techniques and Applications Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 — Centre for Mathematical Imaging Techniques (CMIT), University of Liverpool, England
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference 2019 Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 — University of Liverpool, England

SINAPSE Image of the Month: First in-vivo scan with ICE multi-channel 7T head coil

June 2019 SINAPSE Image of the Month

Courtesy of Dr Shajan Gunamony, Dr Paul McElhinney, and Dr Sarah Allwood-Spiers, this image is a sagittal slice aquired using a custom 7 Tesla multi-channel head coil, which was designed and built at the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) in Glasgow. It consists of an 8-channel transmit array in combination with a 32-channel receive array and is capable of operating in both the single and multi-channel transmit mode of the scanner. Furthermore, its open-face design approach makes this setup less claustrophobic and improves patient comfort.

In the pairs of images below - scans of the same brain with the same sequence parameters - the image at right demonstrates the overall improvement in coverage that was achieved with this setup in the single transmit mode compared to a commercial 7T head coil at left.