Advanced Neuroimaging Educational Masterclass

Edinburgh is delighted to be hosting the first BSNR Advanced Neuroimaging Masterclass.

This will be an opportunity for senior radiology trainees, and new or established consultants looking to increase their skills in advanced imaging, to interact with experts and gain practical insights in a number of modalities including perfusion imaging, DTI, MR spectroscopy, functional MRI and structural MRI quantification which are increasingly used in specialist clinical neuroradiology practice.

9 CPD credits will be available for attending this event.

Sessions will cover theoretical and practical aspects of acquisition, processing and analysis, with emphasis on applications in major disease areas.

Tuesday 26 September 13:30-17:50 Introduction to quantitative brain imaging techniques

Brief theoretical background and overview of established and emerging neuroimaging techniques: Perfusion MRI (DSC and ASL), diffusion imaging (inc DTI/tractography), functional MRI, proton MR spectroscopy, quantitative structural MRI, perfusion CT, PET/SPECT.

Specialist topical imaging sessions: foetal MRI, spine MRI

1300Registration11 Queen Street
Session One Great Hall
1330WelcomeDerek Smith
1335PerfusionGerry Thompson
1400SpectroscopyAdam Waldman
1425DTI and beyondShawna Farquharson
1450Functional MRIDavid Summers
1535RefreshmentsNew Library
Session Two Great Hall
1610Foetal MRISam Payabvash
1640DTI in Spinal ImagingJenny Becker
1710Amyloid and Tau PET Biomarkers for Dementia TherapeuticsAna Franceschi
1745ConclusionDerek Smith
1750End of day

Wednesday 27 September 09:00-17:20 Clinical applications

Focus on applications in clinical practice, covering rationale, acquisition, analysis and interpretation, including tips and potential pitfalls.

830Registration9 Queen Street
900Introduction To Day TwoDerek Smith
Adam Waldman
Great Hall
910Lesion localisationfMRIDavid Summers
Surgical planning
Natasha Fullerton
1025Lesion characterisationSpectroscopyGerry Thompson
1055Refreshments and New Library
1145Lesion characterisation
Treatment Response
MR PerfusionMarion SmitsGreat Hall
1230Panel DiscussionAll
1300Lunch and New Library
1400Introduction To AfternoonDerek SmithGreat Hall
1405Neurodegeneration and dementiaMRI, PET and SPECTAdam Waldman
1500Educational updateDerek Smith
Andrew Farrall
1520Refreshments and New Library
1605StrokePerforming and acquiring CTPGrant MairGreat Hall
1635StrokeApplications of advanced stroke imagingNeil Rane
1705Panel DiscussionAll
1715ThanksDerek Smith
1720Close of meeting
1800Welcome ReceptionNew Library

Programme organisers:

Adam Waldman and Derek Smith (Edinburgh)


David Summers, Gerry Thompson, Grant Mair (Edinburgh), Natasha Fullerton (Glasgow), Neil Rane (Imperial, London), Marion Smits (Erasmus MC Rotterdam), Sam Payabvash (Yale School of Medicine), Ana Franceschi (The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, NY), Jenny Becker (Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale), Shawna Farquharson (Australian National Imaging Facility)

Many thanks to BSNR for supporting trainee attendance at the Masterclass