4th International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 09, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference 2021 Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 14, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
2021 SINAPSE ASM Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 — Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow
Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)


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

Mr Jehill Parikh

Position: SINAPSE PhD student
Institute: SBRIC, University of Edinburgh
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Description of Phd:


There is increasing evidence linking body temperature, brain temperature and clinical outcome after brain injury due to acute stroke or head injury. However, until recently it has been possible to measure in vivo brain temperature only using invasive probes that measure from one or two isolated regions. This can be performed only in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, and so has limited applicability. Additionally, very little is known about brain temperature in healthy subjects. Recently, we have started evaluating a non-invasive technique based on MR spectroscopy that exploits the temperature-dependent difference  in resonant frequency between brain water and the metabolite N-acetyl aspartate. Using  a spectroscopic imaging acquisition enables estimates of regional brain temperature to be made simultaneously across a whole slice of brain. Retrospective analysis of existing  data has been carried out with the assistance of a Marie Curie Fellowship. We now wish to further develop and assess the technique in support of planned multicentre trials in stroke.  The methodology will be evaluated using existing data from Edinburgh (at 1.5T) and Glasgow (at 1.5T and 3T), and then developed in vitro and in healthy volunteers. Aspects to be investigated include the effect of water suppression and voxel size on the precision of temperature measurement. Scanning a suitable number of participants will lead to the first direct experimental measurements of regional brain temperature in humans. Data will also be available from a cohort of patients with acute ischaemic stroke.