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)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2021 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM — 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

Professor David Lurie

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Position: Chair in Biomedical Physics


My interests lie in the development of new technology and methods in MRI to solve problems in bio-medicine. Together with my group I have worked on methods of imaging free radicals by MRI, and on techniques for imaging solid materials with ultra-short T2 relaxation times. In recent years, my research has focussed on fast field-cycling (FFC) MRI , where the magnetic field is switched rapidly during the imaging procedure. In this way, FFC can access contrast mechanisms which are invisible to conventional MRI. My group has built a variety of MRI scanners over the years, including whole-body sized FFC-MRI scanners. We are currently investigating the use of FFC-MRI in a range of biological and medical research applications.

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Institute: University of Aberdeen

Department: Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre; School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

Research Themes

MRI technology and methods. Applications of novel MRI techniques.

Key Publications
  • Geninatti Crich S., Baroni S., Stefania R., Broche L.M., Senn N., Lurie D.J., Ross P.J. “A novel class of 1H‐MRI Contrast Agents based on the relaxation enhancement induced on water protons by 14N imidazole moieties”, Angew. Chemie, In Press (2020). DOI: 10.1002/anie.202011513
  • Kruk D., Masiewicz E., Wojciechowski M., Florek-Wojciechowska M., Broche L.M. and Lurie D.J. “Slow dynamics of solid proteins – Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry versus dielectric spectroscopy”, J. Magn. Reson. (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106721
  • Kruk D., Rochowski P., Florek-Wojciechowska M., Sebastião P.J., Lurie D.J., Broche L.M. “1H spin-lattice NMR relaxation in the presence of residual dipolar interactions – Dipolar relaxation enhancement”, J. Magn. Reson. 318 (2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106783
  • Abbas H, Broche L.M., Ezdoglian A., Li D., Yuecel R., Ross P.J., Cheyne L., Wilson H.M., Lurie D.J. and Dawson D.K. “Fast field-cycling magnetic resonance detection of intracellular ultra-small iron oxide particles in vitro: Proof-of-concept”, J. Magn. Reson. (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106722
  • Baroni S., Ruggiero M.R., Bitonto V., Broche L.M., Lurie D.J., Aime S., Geninatti Crich S. “In vivo assessment of tumour associated macrophages in murine melanoma obtained by low-field relaxometry in the presence of iron oxide particles”, Biomaterials (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.119805.
  • Kruk D., Masiewicz E., Borkowska A.M., Rochowski P., Fries P.H., Broche L.M. and Lurie D.J. “Dynamics of Solid Proteins by Means of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry”, Biomolecules, 9, 652 (2019). DOI: 10.3390/biom9110652.
  • Kruk D., Rochowski P., Masiewicz E., Wilczynski S., Wojciechowski M., Broche L.M. and Lurie D.J. “Mechanism of Water Dynamics in Hyaluronic Dermal Fillers Revealed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry”, ChemPhysChem, 20, 2816 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900761.
  • Broche L.M., Ross P.J., Davies G.R., MacLeod M.-J. and Lurie D.J. “A whole-body Fast Field-Cycling scanner for clinical molecular imaging studies”, Scientific Reports, 9:10402 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-46648-0
  • Bödenler M., de Rochefort L., Ross P.J., Chanet N., Guillot G., Davies G.R, Gösweiner C., Scharfetter H., Lurie D.J. and Broche L.M. “Comparison of fast field-cycling magnetic resonance imaging methods and future perspectives”, Molecular Physics, 117, 832-848 (2018). DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1557349
  • Lurie D.J., Ross P.J. and Broche L.M. “Techniques and Applications of Field-cycling Magnetic Resonance in Medicine”, in: “Field-cycling NMR Relaxometry: Instrumentation, Model Theories and Applications”; New Developments in NMR No. 18, Kimmich R., ed., Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, pp 358-384 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/9781788012966
  • Kishimoto S., Cherukiri M.K., Khramtsov V.V., Utsumi H. and Lurie D.J. “In vivo Application of Proton Electron Double Resonance Imaging”, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 28, 1345-1364 (2018). DOI: 10.1089/ars.2017.7341
  • Zampetoulas V., Lurie D.J. and Broche L.M. “Correction of Environmental Magnetic Fields for the Acquisition of Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation Dispersion Profiles Below Earth’s Field”, J. Magn. Reson., 282, 38-46 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.07.008
  • Broche L.M., Ross P.J., Davies G.R. and Lurie D.J. “Simple algorithm for the correction of MRI image artefacts due to random phase fluctuations”, Magn. Reson. Imaging, 44, 55-59 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2017.07.023
  • Ross P.J., Broche L.M. and Lurie D.J. “Rapid Field-Cycling MRI using Fast Spin-Echo”, Magn. Reson. Med., 73, 1120 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25233
  • Pine K.J., Goldie F. and Lurie D.J. “In vivo field-cycling relaxometry using an insert coil for magnetic field offset”, Magn. Reson. Med. 72, 1492-1497 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25040
  • Mitchell J., Broche L.M., Chandrasekera T.C., Lurie D.J. and Gladden L.F. “Exploring Surface Interactions in Catalysts using Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 17699−17706 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/jp405987m
  • Broche L.M., Ashcroft G.P. and Lurie D.J. “Detection of osteoarthritis in knee and hip joints by FFC NMR”, Magn. Reson. Med., 68, 358-362 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/mrm.23266
  • Lurie D.J., Aime S., Baroni S., Booth N.A., Broche L.M., Choi C.-H., Davies G.R., Ismail S., Ó hÓgáin D. and Pine K.J. “Fast Field-Cycling Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Comptes Rendus Physique 11, 136-148 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.crhy.2010.06.012