9th SINAPSE Neuro-oncology Imaging Meeting [rescheduled] Mar 11, 2021 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — West Park Conferencing & Events, 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN
Total Body PET 2020 conference [rescheduled] Jun 05, 2021 - Jun 07, 2021 — McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh
Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England

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

The link between traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyloid Imaging with Carbon-11 Labeled Pittsburgh Compound B for Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr Sally Pimlott, who Chairs the SINAPSE Molecular Imaging Committee, and Dr Adriana Tavares, who was one of the first students to successfully complete a PhD in the SINAPSE Graduate School, were co-authors in a paper that has just appeared in JAMA Neurology - Amyloid Imaging with Carbon-11 Labeled Pittsburgh Compound B for Traumatic Brain Injury; Hong et al, JAMA Neurol November 11, 2013. Another co-author is Professor John Pickard, who was Chair of the SINAPSE International Advisory Board.

There has been considerable interest recently in the sequelae of traumatic brain injury, whether caused by assault, accident or sport. This study concludes that [11C]-PiB shows increased binding following TBI. The specificity of this binding is supported by neocortical [3H]PiB binding in regions of amyloid deposition in the postmortem tissue of patients with TBI. [11C]PiB PET could be valuable in imaging amyloid deposition following TBI.