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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

Cerebral blood flow and cognitive responses to rivastigmine treatment in Alzheimer's disease

Author(s): A. Venneri, M. F. Shanks, R. T. Staff, S. J. Pestell, K. E. Forbes, H. G. Gemmell, A. D. Murray

Twenty seven patients with mild AD were enrolled in a prospective open label controlled study of rivastigmine. Assessments included a range of neuropsychiatric and behavioural measures and rCBF using HMPAO SPECT at baseline, three and six months. Significant enhancement of frontal, parietal and temporal brain blood flow with related psychometric improvement was observed in twelve of the treated patients. A pattern of reduced rCBF and cognitive performance was observed in four unresponsive and eleven untreated patients. The results suggest that alterations in the clinical and cognitive status of patients receiving a cholinesterase inhibitor are paralleled by changes in rCBF. Longitudinal assessment with repeated imaging offers a method of better understanding the effects of cholinesterase inhibition on the AD brain. NeuroReport 13:83-87 (C) 2002 Lippincott Williams Wilkins.

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ISBN: 0959-4965
Publication Year: 2002
Periodical: Neuroreport
Periodical Number: 1
Volume: 13
Pages: 83-87
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