Imaging vital to research success

Edinburgh’s excellence in biological imaging is being celebrated as experts in the field convene in the capital for their annual meeting.

The meeting at the Royal Society of Edinburgh will highlight advances in biological imaging techniques and how they can be applied to further medical research.

It has been organised by SINAPSE - a consortium of six universities that was established to develop a world class future in medical imaging for Scotland.


In this short video, Professor Joanna Wardlaw talks about the uses of imaging in medical research.

Advancing medical research

Edinburgh Imaging was set up to give researchers around the city access to high quality, innovative imaging technology for the advancement of biomedical knowledge.

Scientists, doctors, veterinary experts, engineers and image analysts can take advantage of the advanced techniques on offer to further their work.

Researchers use the techniques to investigate the workings of the body and to explore how things go wrong when disease strikes.

They study the body at all stages of life - from conception to old age - to try and reduce the public health burden and promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

In addition to the clinical and preclinical imaging facilities offered through Edinburgh Imaging, high resolution 3D Optical Projection Tomography is also available through the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh as well as in other facilities within the University.

History of excellence

Edinburgh has a distinguished history of imaging excellence and experts are continually looking to develop new technologies that push the boundaries of imaging science.

Related Links

Edinburgh Imaging

SINAPSE - Scottish Imaging Network

Edinburgh Imaging Graduate School - teaching and courses