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. **Unfortunately these do not currently work in browsers**

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


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Safe Havens

There are data safe havens connected to the Scottish Health Authorities. The teams can help you access health and imaging data in their own and other safe havens.

DaSH - Grampian Data Safe Haven

eDRIS - National Safe Haven

Glasgow Safe Haven

HIC - Health Informatics Centre (Tayside)

LRSH - Lothian Research Safe Haven


MRI Centres

We have four major MRI research centres, which incorporate a range of MRI systems including:


3T Philips Achieva

4.7T preclinical micro MRI

Fast field-cycled MRI [FFC-MRI]


1.5T GE Signa HDX [IMSaT]

3T Siemens Tim Trio [CRIF]


1.5T GE Signa Horizon HDX [WGH]

3T Siemens Prisma [RIE]

3T Siemens Skyrafit [QMRI]

3T Siemens preclinical MRI [LARIF]

7T Agilent preclinical MRI [EPI]


3T Siemens Tim Trio [CCNi]

3T Siemens Verio [BHF GCRC]

3T GE Sigma Excite [QEUH]

3T Siemens Prisma [ICE]

7T Siemens Terra [ICE]

7T Bruker Biospec Avance1 70/30 preclinical MRI [GEMRIC]

7T Bruker Pharmascan Avance3 preclinical MRI [GEMRIC]

Molecular Imaging Centres

We have four molecular imaging research centres, which incorporate a range of facilities including:


GE Discovery STe PET/CT

Siemens Symbia SPECT

Siemens e.cam SPECT

Sedecal eXplore Vista preclinical PET/CT


Radiochemistry labs


GE Discovery MI Digital PET/CT

Siemens Biograph mCT PET/CT

Siemens Symbia T2 SPECT/CT

GE Infinia Hawkeye 4 SPECT/CT

GE Discovery NM/CT 670 SPECT/CT

Philips Brightview XCT SPECT/CT


Siemens Biograph mMR PET/MR

GE Discovery 710 PET/CT

Siemens Biograph mCT PET/CT

Mediso nanoScan preclinical micro PET/CT


Radiochemistry labs


GE Discovery 690 PET/CT

GE Discovery 710 PET/CT

Siemens Symbia T2 SPECT/CT

Siemens Intevo SPECT/CT

Siemens Intevo Excel SPECT/CT

GE Optima 640 SPECT/CT

Mediso nanoScan preclinical micro PET/MR


Radiochemistry labs

Further information about the SINAPSE Molecular Imaging group can be found within the Member Area (log-in required).

EEG / MEG / Neurostimulation


64-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG system

128-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG system


Two 64-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG systems

Neurosky MindWave Mobile 1-channel wireless EEG headset

Magstim Rapid2 TMS system

neuroConn DC-Stimulator tDCS system

Gowerlabs NTS Diffuse Optical Tomography System with 8 sources and 8 detectors


248-sensor 4D-Neuroimaging Magnes 3600 WH MEG system

128-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG system

Magstim BiStim TMS system

Magstim Super Rapid2 TMS system

St Andrews

72-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG system

128-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG system

MagVenture X100 TMS system


Three 64-channel Neuroscan Synamps2 EEG systems

ANTNeuro eegosports mobile EEG recording equipment combined with 32-channel waveguard EEG caps and ASA software – to provide the capability for fully mobile EEG recording

Magstim 2002 TMS system and allied electromyography

neuroConn DC-Stimulator Plus tDCS/tACS/tRNS system

All our Imaging Centres have been equipped with fMRI compatible EEG from the same manufacturer. This facilitates comparison of data from multi-centre research trials.

Further information about cognitive neuroimaging in the SINAPSE Psychology group can be found within the Member Area (log-in required).

Optical Imaging


Scanning laser ophthalmoscope




Canon fundus camera (45 degree field of view)

Epipole hand-held fundus camera (up to 45 degree field of view)

Optos Daytona ultrawidefield scanning laser ophthalmoscope (up to 200 degree field of view)

Heidelberg Spectralis scanning laser ophthalmoscope (35 degree field of view)

Heidelberg Spectralis optical coherence tomography

Optovue Angiovue optical coherence angiography

Vascular Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the REtina (VAMPIRE) is an international collaborative project of retinal image processing groups led by the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee.


Information about the SINAPSE Ultrasound group can be found within the Member Area (log-in required).


General enquiries about SINAPSE imaging facilities can be directed to .