Edinburgh Imaging

Edinburgh exhibition of striking medical images

We are delighted to announce that the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh will be hosting an exhibition of eight striking scientific images, created by our staff at Edinburgh Imaging, who are part of the University of Edinburgh.

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Brain white matter tracts. Credit: Mark Bastin

The exhibition will showcase how our radiologists, medical physicians, engineers, image analysts, chemists, biologists and IT specialists at Edinburgh Imaging, continuously work together, to share knowledge and skills in order to produce world-leading imaging research which allows consultants to improve patient diagnosis, treatment and care.

Scientific research images resembling a real work of art

Detailed images of the brain, retina and lungs will be shown in the exhibition, and will showcase how cutting edge imaging techniques are contributing to the excellent research carried out by Edinburgh Imaging.

One of the images, is a 3D reconstruction of a patient’s lungs created from CT scans. Doctors are using this technology to examine people who may have lung or heart disease. This approach is now employed to prepare patients for surgery and reduces invasive methods for diagnosis and treatment.

May 2016 is an exciting time for imaging research in Edinburgh, as it marks the start of our year of a ‘Celebration of Imaging’. Over the next 18 months we will be expanding our research imaging facilities, with new devices that will include PET-CT scanners, a 3T neuro-optimised MRI scanner and a MR-PET scanner. The latter, is the first of its kind in Scotland, and will give scientists the clearest picture yet of what goes wrong in the brain when dementia occurs, while offering new opportunities for heart and cancer imaging research. 

We are confident that the exhibition will give you an insight into the University’s world-leading quest to develop new imaging techniques to help understand the inner workings of the body. Please do visit the exhibition during May and June, and see the work of our scientists who come from around the globe, including Italy!

Held at the Italian Cultural Institute, 82 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EW

Telephone the Institute on + 44 (0) 131 668 2232 for further details or visit their website www.iicedimburgo.esteri.it