Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Mar 09, 2021 - Mar 10, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
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


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-medical research. 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. Most recently, 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; Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry

Keywords: Free radicals

Research Themes

MRI technology and methods. Applications of novel MRI techniques.

Key Publications
  • Broche L.M., Ashcroft G.P. and Lurie D.J. “Detection of osteoarthritis in knee and hip joints by FFC NMR”, Magn. Reson. Med., In Press. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.23266. Published online 12th December 2011.

  • 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).

  • Fagan A.J. and Lurie D.J. “Continuous Wave NMR Imaging in the Solid State”, Ann. Rep. NMR Spectrosc., 56, 97-140 (2005).

  • Lurie D.J. and Maeder K. “Monitoring drug delivery processes by EPR and related techniques – principles and applications”, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 57, 1171-1190 (2005).

  • Lurie D.J., Bussell D.M., Bell L.H. and Mallard J.R. “Proton Electron Double Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Free Radical Solutions” J. Magn. Reson. 76, 366-370 (1988).