Edinburgh Imaging

Student MSc projects

MSc projects undertaken in previous years.

We list here by date, types & titles of projects our MSc students have undertaken in previous years.

 

Year Type of Project Title
20-21
  • Data acquisition & analysis
The influence of measured diagnostic ultrasound equipment performance on the uncertainties in Doppler velocity estimation used for carotid vascular disease grading.
20-21
  • Systematic review 
A literature review of structural brain differences in individuals at high risk for developing bipolar disorder.
20-21
  • Systematic review
The use of MRI in assessing brain iron deposition and its effects on cognition.
20-21
  • Systematic review
Magnetic resonance imaging methods in the assessment of collateral circulation pre thrombectomy and its association with outcome : A systematic review.
20-21
  • Systematic review
The relationship of the progression of WMH volume (examined by MRI) with cognitive decline in older adults without dementia.
20-21
  • Literature review
Volumetric correlations between thalamus and thalamic subnuclei with cerebellum and their relationship with disease modifying treatments status in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis within one year follow up.
20-21
  • Creative / artistic
Tête-à-Tête: A virtual reality artwork created with brain scan data.
19-20
  • Analysis of existing data
Relationship between radiographic subcutaneous fat layer & spondylosis prevalence in dogs.
19-20
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
An update on the usefulness of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in adult neuro-oncology.
19-20
  • Educational package
Musculoskeletal imaging: musculoskeletal trauma; bone & soft tissue neoplasms / tumours.
19-20
  • Educational package
Musculoskeletal imaging: appendicular arthropathies; axial joint disease; & infective musculoskeletal disorders.
18-19
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
Functional outcome of basilar artery occlusion: systematic review & meta-analysis.
18-19
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
A systematic review of the link between meditation & grey matter volume using structural MRI.
18-19
  • Data acquisition & analysis
Association & reclassification between CT calcium scoring & clinical cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic patients.
18-19
  • Analysis of existing data
Variability in longitudinal white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume measurement in the Alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging initiative (ADNI) provided by the University of California, Davis group – factors affecting stability & reproducibility in comparison to other publicly available datasets.
18-19
  • Analysis of existing data
Evaluation of the GE Q.Clear reconstruction algorithm for quantitative brain PET-MR studies.
18-19
  • Systematic review
Computer-aided diagnosis for acute ischaemic stroke using non-contrast computed tomography: a systematic review.
18-19
  • Educational package
Neurovascular intervention for acute ischaemic stroke: establishing a stroke thrombectomy service.
17 - 18
  • Systematic review 
The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the research of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) over the last 20 years & an assessment of the proportion of studies that included a radiologist.
17 - 18
  • Analysis of existing data
Quantitative MR derived imaging parameters as a predictor of secretory & histological phenotype in pituitary adenoma.
17 - 18
  • Data acquisition & analysis
Assessment of a lightweight, portable, hybrid/battery-operated digital radiography (DR) unit for field use in African wild dogs (AWD), & a description of selected thoracic & abdominal radiographic features in this species.
17 - 18
  • Analysis of existing data
Myocardial deformation in rats following transverse aortic constriction measured by speckle tracking echocardiography.
17 - 18
  • Systematic review
The use of ultrasound to break down the blood brain barrier & the role of imaging- a review of both human & preclinical studies.
17 - 18
  • Systematic review
The role of MR perfusion in treatment-related changes in high-grade gliomas of the brain. Differentiation between pseudoprogression, ractionecrosis, & recurrence.
17 - 18
  • Analysis of existing data
What standard of care do pre-operative CT scans help achieve in emergency general surgical patients who undergo emergency abdominal surgery in a busy district general hospital in England.
17 - 18
  • Systematic review
  • Data acquisition & analysis
Radiology equipment within the health care facilities of a low-income African country: what is available, is it being used & how was it procured? A national survey in Malawi.
17 - 18
  • Educational package
Neurovascular intervention for acute ischaemic stroke: clinical stroke, neuroimaging in stroke, & stroke pathophysiology.
16-17
  • Systematic review
Evolution & associations of global atrophy & white matter hyperintensities in older adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment.
16-17
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
The prevalence of symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis & its risk factors: a meta-analysis.
16-17
  • Analysis of existing data
Comparison of cystoscopy & computed tomographic urography for the diagnosis of ectopic ureters & other causes of urinary incontinence in dogs - study on 14 cases.
16-17
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
Are MRI features of glioblastoma multiforme indicative of molecular subtype? Radiogenomics of GBM.
16-17
  • Analysis of existing data
Half-time gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: impact of OSEM & resolution recovery on the assessment of myocardial perfusion & global left ventricular function: comparison with full-time imaging.
16-17
  • Analysis of existing data
Incidental findings for a population based brain MRI study in healthy volunteers  (STRADL Study).
16-17
  • Systematic review
The role of imaging in patient selection for epilepsy temporal lobe surgery.
16-17
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
Affect & cognition in theory of mind: a coordinate-based meta-analysis of functional MRI studies.
16-17
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis

Impact of core infarct at baseline on clinical outcome in patients undergoing reperfusion therapies.

15-16
  • Analysis of existing data
Software tools for translational clinical to pre-clinical magnetic resonance image analysis.
15-16
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis 
The use of continuous quantitative electroencephalography (qEGG) monitoring in predicting ischemia & course of recovery in the acute ischemic stroke patient- correlation with neuroimaging data.
15-16
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis

A systematic literature review & meta-analysis of the use of MR spectroscopy for the study & clinical evaluation of multiple sclerosis.

15-16
  • Systematic review
Conventional MR signs warranting further MRCSF flowmetric study for diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
15-16
  • Data acquisition & analysis
Integrated 18-FDG PET-CT in the age of endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle assay in diagnosis & nodal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: factors that predict 'positivity' & clinical outcome.
15-16
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
A survey of the use of patient specific modelling for rupture prediction in abdominal aortic aneurysm.
15-16
  • Systematic review
The incidence of incomplete hippocampal inversion in patients with epilepsy, status epilepticus & febrile seizures: a systematic review.
15-16
  • Systematic review
Systematic review of myocardial computed tomography perfusion techniques & its clinical applications.
14-15
  • Systematic review

Imaging characteristics & risk factors of acute lacunar infarct & associated features of small vessel disease in brain stem & cerebellum

14-15
  • Systematic review
  • Data acquisition & analysis

Guidelines & frameworks for management of incidental findings in neuroimaging research in Australia – 2015.

13-14
  • Systematic review
Transient global amnesia: does MRI brain imaging provide helpful diagnostic information?
13-14
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis 

Intracerebral haemorrhage expansion – assessment of imaging quality & predictors of expansion

13-14
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis 
Functional outcomes & recanalisation rates of stent retrievers in acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review & meta-analysis.
13-14
  • Systematic review
Neuroimaging correlates of depression in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic literature review.
13-14
  • Systematic review
Comparing differences in clinical outcomes between microelectrode & stereotactic MRI lead placement verification in Parkinson's disease patients treated with deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus: a systematic review.
13-14
  • Data acquisition & analysis
MRI for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a pilot study comparing FLAIR* with modified ‘McDonald’ criteria.
13-14
  • Analysis of existing data

Intracranial lesion classification: semi-automated MR spectroscopy software package (INTERPRET) versus histology/clinical follow up.

12-13
  • Systematic review
A critical survey of open access online neuroimaging teaching case libraries & appraisal of their educational value
12-13
  • Systematic review
Investigating the role of neuroimaging in mild cognitive impairment (MCI): progress in the last decade.
12-13
  • Data acquisition & analysis
Multi-dimensional MRI brain atlas of the naked mole-rats.
11-12
  • Analysis of existing data

White matter integrity in treatment-refractory schizophrenia: A diffusion tensor imaging study.

11-12
  • Reflective review

The ego concept analysed through neuroimaging research: a reflective essay.

11-12
  • Analysis of existing data
White matter abnormalities in children with chronic kidney disease.
11-12
  • Systematic review
Advances in the imaging of spinal cord abnormalities in multiple sclerosis (opinion review).
11-12
  • Systematic review

Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional magnetic resonance & diffusion tensor imaging in the research of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a literature review

11-12
  • Systematic review
Systematic review of ultra-fast MRI & PROPELLER MRI in paediatric brain imaging.
10-11
  • Data acquisition & analysis

The role of the cerebellum in attention: An fMRI-DTI study

10-11
  • Systematic review
Thrombolysis (different doses, routes of administration & agents) for acute ischaemic stroke: an update of the evidence since the last Cochrane review.
10-11
  • Data acquisition & analysis

The use of PET & MRI in neurodegenerative disease: The Irish experience

09-10
  • Systematic review
The use of fMRI in neurosurgical planning for brain tumours. How does it improve safety & efficacy of surgery? What is the available evidence?
09-10
  • Systematic review

  • Meta-analysis

Carotid stent restenosis; imaging follow-up & reported restenosis rates.
09-10
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
Assessment of cerebrovascular reserve capacity with Acetazolamide Challenge Test (ACT): a systematic review of imaging methods of ACT

 

We list here summary information about our MSc projects.

 

Total number of MSc projects 2010-2021 68
  • 2020-2021
7
  • 2019-2020
4
  • 2018-2019
7
  • 2017-2018
9
  • 2016-2017
9
  • 2015-2016
8
  • 2014-2015
2
  • 2013-2014
7
  • 2012-2013
3
  • 2011-2012
6
  • 2010-2011
3
  • 2009-2010
3
Types of MSc projects 2010-2021  
  • Systematic review / meta-analysis
40
  • Analysis of existing data
13
  • Data acquisition & analysis
10
  • Educational package
4
  • Reflective review
1
  • Creative / artistic
1
  • Literature review
1

 

 

We list here associated publications from our MSc projects.

 

Academic year

Project Associated publications
18-19 MSc projects 1819 006

Mikhail P, et al., Computational image analysis of nonenhanced computed tomography for acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review. J Stroke Cardiovasc Dis 2020 29 5 104715. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104715

18-19

MSc projects 1819 004

Balakrishnan B, et al., Automatic segmentation of white matter hyperintensities from brain magnetic resonance images in the era of deep learning and big data – A systematic review. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 2021, 88, 101867. DOI: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2021.101867

18-19

MSc projects 1819 003 Vazquez Mizquita AJ, et al. Computed tomography calcium scoring association & reclassification of clinical cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic Mexican patients. SAGE open medicine 2020 8 1-9 DOI: 10.1177/2050312120938233
13-14 MSc projects 1314 004

Diamantoudi M et al., Neuroimaging correlates of depression in parkinson’s disease: a systematic literature review. 10th Inter’l Cong Non-Motor Dysfunct PD & Related Disor. 2014.12.04-07.

12-13 MSc projects 1213 003

Seki F et al., Multidimensional MRI-CT atlas of the naked mole-rat brain (Heterocephalus glaber). Front Neuroanat 2013 7 45 1-12. DOI:10.3389/fnana.2013.00045

10-11 MSc projects 1011 002

Wardlaw JM et al., Thrombolysis (different doses, routes of administration & agents) for acute ischaemic stroke. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2013 5 CD000514. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD000514.pub3