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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

Dr Mark Bastin

Position: Reader in Brain Imaging


Diffusion tensor MRI · Dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion MRI · Magnetization transfer MRI · Quantitative spin-lattice relaxation (T1) measurement · Application to normal ageing, brain tumours, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, MND and MS.

Institute: University of Edinburgh

Department: Medical Physics

Research Themes

My primary research interest is in the development of MRI acquisition methods and post-processing techniques and their application to the study of the pathophysiology of diseases of the human brain.

Key Publications
  • Bastin ME, Piatkowski JP, Storkey AJ, Brown LJ, MacLullich AM, Clayden JD. Tract Shape Modelling Provides Evidence of Topological Change in Corpus Callosum Genu During Normal Ageing. NeuroImage 2008;43(1):20-28.
  • Bastin ME, Clayden JD, Pattie A, Gerrish IF, Wardlaw JM, Deary IJ. Diffusion tensor and magnetization transfer MRI measurements of periventricular white matter hyperintensities in old age. Neurobiology of Aging 2009;30:125-136.
  • Bastin ME, Muñoz Maniega S, Ferguson KJ, Brown LJ, Wardlaw JM, MacLullich AM, Clayden JD. Quantifying the Effects of Normal Ageing on White Matter Structure using Unsupervised Tract Shape Modelling. NeuroImage 2010;51(1):1-10.


Dr Sharon Abrahams, Psychology, University of Edinburgh Scotland

Dr Andrew McIntosh, Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh Scotland

Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh Scotland

Professor Douglas Steele, Medicine, Unversity of Dundee Scotland

Professor Keith Matthews, Medicine, University of Dundee Scotland

Professor Ian Deary, Psychology, University of Edinburgh Scotland

Software Expertise
Software Description Level Modality Source Platform Version Website
FSL registration and segmentation Good MRI Freeware Linux -
MTI Analysis Generates MTR for human an ani Expert MRI In house Linux 2.0 Go
Structural Analysis Performs basic structural imag Expert MRI In house Linux 1.0 Go
T1 Analyze Generates T1 maps using both F Expert MRI In house Linux 2.0 Go
Tractor Jon Clayden's tractography sof Expert MRI Freeware Linux 1.1.0 Go
DTI Analysis Calculates diffusion tensor an Expert MRI In house Windows 0.0 Go