About our students
Our students come from around the world & from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. Our alumni progress on to a number of careers after graduating from our programmes & courses.
Student testimonials & feedback
- Graduation 2017 - testimonial from our online graduate Joanna - video1
- Graduation 2017 - testimonial from our online graduate Leonor - video2
- Graduation 2017 - testimonial from our online graduate Nichola - video3
- MSc Year 1 student on the benefits of studying online [2016-2017] - video
- MSc Year 1 student on programme testimonial [2016-2017] - video
- Student feedback survey [2015-2016] - pdf
- MSc student on programme testimonial [2015-2016] - video
- MSc student at graduation testimonial [2013-2014] - video
- Student testimonial collation [2013-2014] - video
Our applicants were born in & live all over the world:
Nationalities who apply, by region:
Domiciles by region 2017:
Infographic - 2017 graduate exit survey
We surveyed our graduating class of the 2016-2017 academic year & have summarized the findings in our infographic.
What was the top tip from our 2017 graduates to future students?
Set aside regular study times each & every week.
23 graduating students replied
70% were enrolled on Imaging programmes, with award distributions as follows:
52% exited with a Masters
9% exited with a Certificate
9% exited with a Diploma
- 30% were enrolled on Neuroimaging programmes, with award distributions as follows:
22% exited with a Masters
4% exited with a Diploma
4% exited with a Certificate
78% think our programmes will greatly help or be useful in career development
22% found our programmes useful, while not essential for career development
Where do our 2017 graduates work?
- 57% in hospitals
- 17% in a veterinary care setting
- 13% in universities
- 13% in a variety of other settings
How are our 2017 graduates employed?
- 55% are doctors or vets
- 32% work in the allied health professions, technical & IT fields (nursing, radiography, programming, image processing)
- 5% work in academia
- 13% are employed in a variety of other professions
Where do our 2017 graduates live?
- 17% UK & Ireland
- 26% Europe
- 17% Asia
- 17% North America
- 13% Africa
- 9% Australia & New Zealand
What did our 2017 graduates have to say about their experience on our programmes?
- The programme helped me in my clinical work.
- It has familiarized me with research & research methods.
- I am more confident in my role within my research department.
- It gave me the opportunity to be involved in research & publish it.
- I've become more critical when reviewing journals
The Edinburgh Imaging Academy is hugely proud of its rich alumni community.
Our alumni reflect the diversity & global outlook of our students, who come from a variety of countries, cultures & disciplines.
Our alumni often develop successful careers after graduation, in clinical / medical imaging, academia & industry.
Read about our alumni - their experiences & careers - since graduating:
Lara A. De Nicolo Savvides, Neurophysiologist - graduated 2016 - reflecting in 2017
Dr. med. univ. Susanne Diekmann, Radiologist - graduated 2010 - reflecting in 2016
Dr. med. univ. Susanne Diekmann graduated in 2010 with a MSc (distinction) in Neuroimaging for Research. She was in our very first cohort of students to enroll, and to graduate, from the programme. Dr. med. univ. Diekmann already came from a strong imaging background, & after graduating, completed the European Certificate of Neuroradiology, & the German Certificate of Neuroradiology.
In 2013 she was appointed to the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS, www.mevis.fraunhofer.de), and continues to work there. In 2015 she was additionally appointed to Telemedicineclinic (TMC, www.telemedicineclinic.com).
Five years on from graduation, Dr. med. univ. Diekmann reflected on her motivation for taking the MSc Neuroimaging for Research programme & described her experiences while enrolled & her subsequent career following graduation in 2010:
"The program I was initially looking for had to meet two requirements:
- Firstly, attendance had to enable me to keep up to date with medical imaging; to prepare me for further specialization in Neuroradiology; to prepare me for additional specialist differentiation in Neurosciences; to improve my English language skills; to make new academic, research and clinical contacts; & to provide me with a graduate degree, which would enhance my professional profile.
- Secondly, the program had to be completely online, so that I could organize study around my maternity leave, while also working part time in a hospital.
The MSc Neuroimaging for Research perfectly met both my requirements. Intense attendance over a period of three years was fun & very interesting. I thought the content was well prepared and organised & supervision both competent & helpful.
The MSc Neuroimaging for Research has provided me with a solid platform to perform my job at Fraunhofer MEVIS. Fraunhofer MEVIS focuses on computer assistance for medical imaging. To allow us to develop our projects, it is necessary to have a profound understanding of the use of Neuroimaging, & Imaging more generally, in clinical studies, which in turn requires understanding the core parameters required to make meaningful calculations, & useful visualization.
What I learnt on the MSc programme helps me when it comes to defining new projects where various specialties (medical and non- medical) are brought together. Being aware of different approaches & challenges, closes gaps in understanding between disparate groups, helps better define tasks & improves study design."
- Dr. med. univ. Susanne Diekmann, 22 Jan 2016
We list here by date, types & titles of projects our MSc students have undertaken in previous years.
|Year||Type of Project||Title|
|17 - 18||
||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||
||Quantitative MR derived imaging parameters as a predictor of secretory and histological phenotype in pituitary adenoma.|
|17 - 18||
||Assessment of a lightweight, portable, hybrid/battery-operated digital radiography (DR) unit for field use in African wild dogs (AWD), and a description of selected thoracic and abdominal radiographic features in this species.|
|17 - 18||
||Myocardial deformation in rats following transverse aortic constriction measured by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography.|
|17 - 18||
||The use of ultrasound to break down the blood brain barrier and the role of imaging- a review of both human and preclinical studies.|
|17 - 18||
||The role of MR perfusion in treatment-related changes in High-Grade Gliomas of the brain. Differentiation between pseudoprogression, ractionecrosis, and recurrence.|
|17 - 18||
||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.|
||Evolution & associations of global atrophy & white matter hyperintensities in older adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment.|
||The prevalence of symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis & its risk factors: a meta-analysis.|
||Comparison of cystoscopy & computed tomographic urography for the diagnosis of ectopic ureters & other causes of urinary incontinence in dogs - study on 14 cases.|
||Are MRI features of Glioblastoma Multiforme indicative of molecular subtype? Radiogenomics of GBM.|
||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.|
||Incidental findings for a population based brain MRI study in healthy volunteers (STRADL Study).|
||The role of imaging in patient selection for epilepsy temporal lobe surgery.|
||Affect & cognition in theory of mind: a coordinate-based meta-analysis of functional MRI studies.|
||Software tools for translational clinical to pre-clinical magnetic resonance image 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.|
A systematic/literature review & meta-analysis of the use of MR spectroscopy for the study and clinical evaluation of multiple sclerosis.
||Conventional MR signs warranting further MRCSF flowmetric study for diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus.|
||Integrated 18-FDG PET-CT in the age of endobronchiaJ ultrasound-guided fine needle assay in diagnosis and nodal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: factors that predict 'positivity' and clinical outcome.|
||A survey of the use of patient specific modelling for rupture prediction in abdominal aortic aneurysm.|
||The incidence of incomplete Hippocampal inversion in patients with epilepsy, status epilepticus & febrile seizures: a systematic review.|
||Systematic review of myocardial computed tomography perfusion techniques & its clinical applications.|
||Acute lacunar infarct & associated features of small vessel disease in brain stem & cerebellum: imaging characteristics & risk factors.|
Guidelines and frameworks for management of incidental findings in neuroimaging research in Australia – 2015.
||Transient global amnesia: does MRI brain imaging provide helpful diagnostic information?|
||A critical survey of open access online neuroimaging teaching case libraries & appraisal of their educational value.|
||Comparing automated MR Spectroscopy with formal histopathology & assessing the discrepancies.|
||Functional outcomes & recanalization rates of stent retrievers in acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review & meta-analysis.|
||The absolute risk of acute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage growth over time & its determinants: individual patient data meta-analysis.|
||Cortical sensory motor reorganisation after limb amputation: empirical findings from neuroimaging.|
||Neuroimaging correlates of depression in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.|
||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|
||MRI for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a pilot study comparing FLAIR* with modified ‘McDonald’ criteria.|
||Investigating the image quality of adult CT brain studies on a Toshiba 320 slice scanner comparing volume & helical acquisition modes using ADIR and non-ADIR algorithms: a retrospective analysis & phantom study.|
||Investigating the role of neuroimaging in mild cognitive impairment (MCI): progress in the last decade.|
||MRI brain atlas of the naked mole rat.|
||Systematic review of the evidence for fast MRI sequences in assessing paediatric neurosurgical conditions.|
||The psychoanalytic "ego" concept as might be seen through the lens of Neuroimaging research.|
||White matter abnormalities in children with chronic kidney disease.|
||Advances in the imaging of spinal cord abnormalities in multiple sclerosis (opinion review).|
||Magnetic resonance techniques (structural MRI, MRS, fMRI & DTI) in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a literature review.|
||A comparison of the white matter microstructure between subjects with refractory & non-refractory schizophrenia using DTI.|
||The use of imaging in the selection of patients for medial temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy: how good is the imaging evidence on which epilepsy surgery is based?|
||Role of cerebellum in attention.|
||Thrombolysis (different doses, routes of administration & agents) for acute ischaemic stroke: an update of the evidence since the last Cochrane review.|
||Review of neuro-imaging role in the diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis.|
||A retrospective review of the use of PET-CT in neurodegeneration with an emphasis on atypical Parkinson's disease|
||Carotid stent restenosis; imaging follow-up and reported restenosis rates.|
||Assessment of cerebrovascular reserve capacity with acetazolamide challenge test (ACT): a systematic review of imaging methods of ACT.|
||The use of fMRI in neurosurgical planning for brain tumours. How does it improve safety and efficacy of surgery? What is the available evidence?|