SINAPSE Image of the Month: Early Contrast Enhancement MRI

Courtesy of Dr Gordon Cowell, this image shows highlighted regions of interest for patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM), a cancer of the membrane covering the lungs, in which Early …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: First in-vivo scan with ICE multi-channel 7T head coil

Courtesy of Dr Shajan Gunamony, Dr Paul McElhinney, and Dr Sarah Allwood-Spiers, this image is a sagittal slice aquired using a custom 7 Tesla multi-channel head coil, which was designed …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: New PET/CT method for BMAT identification from clinical CT scans

Courtesy of Dr Karla Suchacki and Dr Will Cawthorn, this image comes from the first study to use PET/CT to assess bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT) glucose metabolism in vivo. …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Tract-based automatic analysis of age-related changes in brain white matter

Courtesy of Dr Gordon Waiter and Prof Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng of National Taiwan University, this image depicts 76 brain white matter tracts for which a generalized fractional anisotropy (GFA) diffusion …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Manganese-enhanced MRI

Courtesy of Dr Scott Semple, this image shows cardiac MRI tissue characterisation in a patient with myocardial infarction, comparing native T1 mapping at left (A) with manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI) T1 …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: fMRI predictors of cognitive behavioural therapy response

Courtesy of Dr Filippo Queirazza, this image shows weight maps from a feature selection step in multivariate analysis of fMRI data acquired from participants with depression performing a probabilistic reversal-learning …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: TSPO PET Radiotracer

Courtesy of Dr Adriana Tavares, this image shows PET signal measured in heart using a new radiotracer for imaging cardiovascular inflammation. Targeting the 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO), this is …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Automatic segmentation of White Matter Hyperintensities

Courtesy of Dr Jianguo Zhang, this image shows the result of a winning algorithm submitted to the White Matter Hyperintensities (WMH) Segmentation Grand Challenge held at MICCAI 2017. At left is …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Semantic Cognition Meta-Analysis Activation Likelihood Maps

Courtesy of Dr Paul Hoffman and Dr Alexa Morcom, this image shows activation likelihood maps generated by comparing contrasts of interest from young and older adults in a meta-analysis of …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Micro-ultrasound detection of tissue abnormalities

Courtesy of Prof Inke Näthke and Prof Sandy Cochran, this image shows precancerous changes in intestinal tissue detected by microultrasound scanning. Altered properties of precancerous tissue not identified by conventional …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Liver T1 mapping

Courtesy of Dr Jonathan Fallowfield, this image shows LiverMultiscan MRI axial T1 relaxation maps of liver in the same patient before [left] and 4 weeks after [right] treatment of portal hypertension with non-selective …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: R2* MRI brain map

Courtesy of Vasiliki Mallikourti, this image shows an R2* map of the brain where every voxel in the image has an R2* value. R2* is the decay rate of the …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: SINAPSE Wedding

Courtesy of Dr Ourania Varsou and Dr Filip Zmuda (and photographer Prof Dave Wyper), this month’s image was captured at their wedding on 3rd July at the House for an …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: Cardiac MR-PET

Courtesy of Dr Marc Dweck, this image demonstrates the diagnostic usefulness of MR-PET imaging for active cardiac sarcoidosis. The left column shows gadolinium-enhanced cardiac MR images, and the right column …more

SINAPSE Image of the Month: DTI visualisation

Courtesy of Shaun Stone, this image demonstrates the MR-based neuroimaging technique of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which allows estimation of microstructural integrity, location, orientation and anisotropy of the brain’s white …more