Save the date: SINAPSE Psychology Meeting - MIUA 2017 call for papers - 3D printing capabilities for imaging - Image of the Month - SINAPSE Member Profile - 7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow - Upcoming Events
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Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence

Save the date: SINAPSE Psychology Meeting

Calling all imaging psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists! The 1st SINAPSE Psychology meeting will be held on 16th January 2017 at University of St Andrews. This will be a casual half-day event providing opportunities for discussing and receiving input on projects in progress, student practice presentations, and networking with fellow neuroimagers from around Scotland. More details and programme to follow. To register interest in attending and/or presenting, please e-mail

MIUA 2017 - Call for papers

Paper submission is now open for the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA) which will take place in Edinburgh from 11th-13th July 2017. Technical papers and clinical abstracts are invited. More details...

3D printing capabilities for imaging

The development of 3D printing technology is of significance to several areas of imaging research. At Edinburgh Preclinical Imaging (EPI), an in-house 3D printed rat phantom has proven valuable for preclinical PET/CT studies and sparked interest among collaborators at other institutions.

Dr Adriana Tavares, head of the Preclinical PET/CT facility at EPI, is collecting information about 3D printing capabilities for imaging around Scotland.
If 3D printing equipment is available to you, please send a brief note to

Image of the Month: Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI

Our October Image of the Month, courtesy of Prof Edwin van Beek, compares the lungs of a healthy volunteer (left) to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (right) using hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI. The inhaled gas-contrast visualises ventilation defects in the COPD patient, in both static ventilation images (top row) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps (bottom row).

More submissions needed! Please help us continue to publicise Scottish imaging research by e-mailing your interesting and impressive images to, including an image credit and short descriptive caption for each one (and optionally a link to your research webpage).

SINAPSE Member Profile: Robyn Duncan

At the start of this year, SINAPSE awarded funding for PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects in partnership with external organisations. The Member Profile section of our newsletter is currently being used to introduce the incoming students.
Robyn Duncan will be starting a PhD studentship at the University of Dundee where her project is titled 'Measuring and modeling haemodynamics and vessel stiffness in arterial disease and endovascular treatment' with Prof Graeme Houston and Prof Peter Hoskins, funded by SINAPSE and Vascular Flow Technologies LTD. The project aims to develop improved methods for identifying which patients will best benefit from arterial vascular surgery and which surgical procedures and devices are likely to fail. It will combine elastography, patient specific modelling and computational fluid dynamics into an integrated package with testing in phantoms and cadaveric models with eventual aims for introduction into clinical practice. Robyn completed her BSc in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee in 2012. She worked as an Anatomy Technician and Prosector at the University of Dundee in 2014 before moving on to a Research Technician position, providing anatomical experience and cadaveric support to research projects. Returning from an Anatomy Technician post at the University of Aberdeen, Robyn continues to work to develop and refine cadaveric models with extracorporeal flow for use in surgical training, multi modal imaging and medical device development and is looking forward to continuing her academic career thanks to this PhD opportunity.

7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 4pm
Professor Andrew Webb, Leiden University Medical Center
Applying new magnetic resonance concepts and techniques to human scanning
Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow
A flyer listing the Autumn/Winter seminars in this series can be downloaded here.

Upcoming Events

Scottish Mental Health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting
4 October 2016
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

CENSIS 3rd Technology Summit and Conference
6 October 2016
Technology Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow

NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference
26 October 2016
Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum
10 November 2016

Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling
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