Upcoming Events

ERASMUS Course on MRI: Basic MRI Physics Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 — Ninewells Hospital Medical School, Dundee
7th SINAPSE-SANON Meeting Sep 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Wellcome Rooms, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
ECCOMAS VipIMAGE 2017 Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 — Porto, Portugal
ESMRMB 2017 Congress Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 — Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting Oct 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Teaching & Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

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 Islem Rekik

 

 

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: Conor MacDonald

  • Further information for SINAPSE members: Member Area (log-in required)

 

 

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