Scottish Radiological Society Spring Meeting 2021 May 14, 2021 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
9th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Jun 03, 2021 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021 — McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh


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: MRI Brain Atlas

September 2015 SINAPSE Image of the Month


Courtesy of Dr David Dickie, this image shows that the appearance of brain structure in a group of subjects diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) versus a normal control group changes based on the statistical method used.

The image on the left shows voxel-wise parametric effect size and the image on the right shows voxel-wise NONparametric effect size (red areas = higher effect sizes > 0.75). If the voxel-wise data were normally distributed then the parametric effect size would equal the NONparametric effect size. However, these voxel distributions are not normally distributed therefore the parametric method appears to be artificially increasing effect size between the AD and normal control groups. This suggests that differences in brain structure between AD and normal ageing may be more subtle than suggested by parametric methods (a finding often reported in clinical practice).