Upcoming Events

PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2018 Oct 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
2018 NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference Oct 30, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perth Concert Hall
8th SINAPSE Neuro-oncology Meeting Oct 30, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
Image Guided Therapies Network+ Tri-Annual Meeting Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
7th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Neurovascular 7T clinical MRI

October 2018 SINAPSE Image of the Month

Courtesy of Dr David Alexander Dickie, this image shows scans from the first clinical patient study being conducted on the the first 7T clinical MRI scanner in Scotland: the 7T Siemens Terra system at the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) in Glasgow. The study is comparing blood vessel density between areas of White Matter Hyperintensity (WMH) and normal appearing white matter in the brains of people with recent minor stroke or transient ischaemic attack.

Images acquired at 7T using a FLAIR sequence (left) and a SWI sequence (right) in the same patient illustrate some features of small vessel disease (white areas in the centre of the left image; superimposed in red on the right image) interacting with blood vessels (in black on the right image). One potential mechanism of small vessel disease is thought to be small pockets of ischemia, and these initial clinical scans suggest this may be detectable in vivo at 7T – there are almost no visible vessels in the WMH areas (in red on the right image).