Upcoming Events

4th International Workshop on Image Processing Techniques and Applications Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 — Centre for Mathematical Imaging Techniques (CMIT), University of Liverpool, England
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference 2019 Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 — University of Liverpool, England
Neuroimaging in diseases that cause dementia Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 — King’s College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2019 Sep 06, 2019 - Sep 09, 2019 — Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow
2019 UK PET Chemistry Meeting Sep 09, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:45 PM — Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester

Topic Groups

Topic Groups

 

SINAPSE serves as the node for research imaging activity in Scotland, encompassing research across numerous disciplines using MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, EEG, MEG, ultrasound, and human optical imaging.

The breadth of expertise across imaging applications is balanced by ongoing activities within the following SINAPSE Topic Groups:


 

Molecular Imaging

SPECT: [123I]-beta-CIT uptake in the midbrain (arrows) showing the blocking of serotonin transporters by an antidepressant drug (Image credit: Dr Sally Pimlott, University of Glasgow)


The SINAPSE Molecular Imaging group brings together researchers whose work includes PET imaging, SPECT imaging, radiochemistry, and radiopharmacy.

Lead: Dr Sally Pimlott

Deputy Leads: Maria Clara Liuzzi and Kotryna Baronaite

 

 

Image Analysis

Retinal Imaging: Probability map of the retinal vasculature taken using an ultra widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscope (Image credit: Dr Tom MacGillivray, University of Edinburgh)


The SINAPSE Image Analysis group brings together researchers whose work includes processing, analysing, and developing software packages for medical imaging data.

Lead: Dr Gordon Waiter / Deputy Lead: Dr Jianguo Zhang

Student Lead: Emma Pead / Deputy Student Lead: Shaun Stone

 

 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound: Ex-vivo mouse aorta with branching left carotid and subclavian arteries (Image credit: Dr Carmel Moran, University of Edinburgh)


The SINAPSE Ultrasound group brings together researchers whose work includes medical ultrasound applications. Its members participate in meetings organised by the Scottish Ultrasound Group.

Lead: Prof George Corner

Deputy Lead: Dr Helen Mulvana

 

 

Psychology

fMRI: Brain regions showing increased activation when expectations are violated in a memory test include fronto-parietal networks associated with cognitive control (Image credit: Dr Akira O’Connor, University of St Andrews)

 

The SINAPSE Psychology group brings together researchers who use imaging methods (including MRI, fMRI, EEG, and MEG) in Psychology research.

Lead: Dr Kristin Flegal

Deputy Lead: Dr Donald Lyall

 

 

Neuro-oncology

(Image credit: Dr Gerry Thompson, University of Edinburgh & Prof Anthony Chalmers, University of Glasgow)

 

The SINAPSE Neuro-oncology group brings together researchers who use imaging methods in neuro-oncology research.

Leads: Prof Adam Waldman, Prof Anthony Chalmers & Prof Alison Murray

Deputy Leads: Dr Gerry Thompson & Dr Antoine Vallatos