Edinburgh Imaging

Practical work & assessment

The final / MSc level course in our programmes, requires less structured & more independent study over two semesters, including a project, whereby students explore an aspect of neuroimaging, imaging, veterinary imaging, image analysis / processing, etc., culminating in a final, graded submission.

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

 

Year Type of Project Title
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
  • Literature 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
  • Literature 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.
16-17
  • Analysis of existing data
  • Systematic review
Evolution & associations of global atrophy & white matter hyperintensities in older adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment.
16-17
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic review
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
  • Analysis of acquired data
  • Literature review
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
  • Meta-analysis
Affect & cognition in theory of mind: a coordinate-based meta-analysis of functional MRI studies.
16-17
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic review

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
  • Meta-analysis 
  • Systematic review
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

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

15-16
  • Analysis of existing data
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
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
  • Questionnaire with data collection & analysis
  • Systematic review

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
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic review  

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

13-14
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic review  
Functional outcomes & recanalisation rates of stent retrievers in acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review & meta-analysis.
13-14
  • Literature review
  • 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
  • Pilot substudy
  • 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
  • Literature 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?