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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 Ourania Varsou

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Position: Lecturer in Anatomy


Medically-qualified anatomist with experience in imaging research. Trained science communicator.

Institute: University of Glasgow

Department: School of Life Sciences

Key Publications

Varsou O, Macleod MJ, Schwarzbauer C. Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: an evidence-based clinical review. International Journal of Stroke. 2014;9(2):191-8.

Chisholm F, Varsou O. Resin‐embedded anatomical cross‐sections as a teaching adjunct for medical curricula: is this technique an alternative to potting and plastination?. Journal of anatomy. 2018;233(1):98-105.

Bannon R, Parihar S, Skarparis Y, Varsou O, Cezayirli E. 3D printing the pterygopalatine fossa: a negative space model of a complex structure. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. 2018;40(2):185-91.

Bowness J, Turnbull K, Taylor A, Halcrow J, Chisholm F, Grant C, Varsou O. Identifying the emergence of the superficial peroneal nerve through deep fascia on ultrasound and by dissection: Implications for regional anesthesia in foot and ankle surgery. Clinical Anatomy. 2018 Dec 10.

Bowness J, Turnbull K, Taylor A, Halcrow J, Raju P, Mustafa A, Chisholm F, Varsou O, Grant C. Identifying variant anatomy during ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia: opportunities for clinical improvement. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2019 Mar 4.