2019

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November

Italian Association of Medical Physics Invited Lecture

Professor David Lurie gave an invited lecture at the  meeting of the Italian Association of Medical PhysicsProfessor David Lurie gave an invited lecture at the meeting of the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM).

The meeting was hed in Matera, Italy from 7-8th November 2019 and titled "The new challenges of medical physics: a bridge between innovation and medicine."

The conference was held to celebrate the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on 7th November 2019.

 



October

IDentIFY and ABIC Symposium

22nd October, 2019

IDentIFY Project and Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre(ABIC) Symposium, Suttie Centre, Aberdeen.

Celebtrating 10 years of ABIC and the successful conclusion of the IDentIFY project.

Image descriptions from left to right:

  • Prof. Bob Bryant, University of Virginia
  • Prof. Hermann Scharfetter, Graz, Austria
  • Dr. Keith Goatman, Canon Medical Systems
  • Visiting the FFC-MRI scanner

Prof. Bob Bryant, University of Virginia  Prof. Hermann Scharfetter, Graz, Austria

Dr. Keith Goatman, Canon Medical Systems  Visiting the FFC-MRI scanner

 


Aberdeen Final Face-to-Face Meeting

21st October 2019

The Meeting Was Hosted by The University of Aberdeen.

Image descriptions from left to right:

  • Gianni Ferrante work package presentation
  • Kimmo Allo Work Package Presentation
  • Simonetta Geninatti-Crich work package presentation
  • Lionel Broche work package presentation

  Kimmo Allo Work Package Presentation

Simonetta Geninatti-Crich work package presentation  Lionel Broche work package presentation

 


ESMRMB Conference 2019

The Aberden and Torino Partners Participated at ESMRMB 2019 in Rotterdam.

Image descriptions from left to right:

  • Talk presented by James Ross
  • Maria Rosaria Ruggiero ESMRMB 2019
  • Lionel Broche ESMRMB 2019

Talk presented by James Ross  Maria Rosaria Ruggiero ESMRMB 2019

Lionel Broche ESMRMB 2019

 



June

IPEM John Mallard Lecture - Liverpool

11th June 2019

Keynote Lecture

  • Professor David Lurie, Institute of Phyiscs and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
  • John Mallard Lecture delivered at the UK,Imaging and Oncology Congress (UKIO) June 2019

IPEM Tweet 11th June 2019 - https://twitter.com/ipemnews/status/
1138722846694367237

David is presented with a certificate by IPEM President Mark Tooley 



May

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visits FFC-MRI scanner

On 30th May 2019 Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, visited the University of Aberdeen to see first-hand the development of the next generation of MRI scanners.  

Mr Hancock visited the Medical Physics Department where the first full body scanner was designed and built in the 1980s.

Professor David Lurie gave Mr Hancock an overview of the development of the next step in MRI technology, known as Fast Field Cycling MRI.Current MRI scanners use a large magnet along with pulses of radiowaves to create detailed pictures of a patient’s anatomy. Whilst current MRI machines operate on a single strength of magnetic field, Fast Field Cycling MRI scanners are able to extract much more information by switching the strength of the magnetic field during the scanning procedure.  The technology has been under development for the last ten years.

The Aberdeen team behind FFC-MRI is leading a nine-strong consortium of research groups from six different countries across Europe, in a project called IDentIFY which received a €6.6 million Horizon 2020 research grant from the European Union to develop the imaging technology and bring it closer to widespread use in hospitals.

 



March

Pavia Face-to-Face Meeting

27th-28th March 2019

The Meeting was Hosted by STELAR in Pavia, Italy

Image descriptions from left to right:

  • Group Photo - Aula Scarpa Anatomical Lecture Theatre, University of Pavia
  • Gianni Ferrante and David Lurie introduction
  • Antoine Viana Work Package Presentation
  • Group discussions

Group Photo - Aula Scarpa, University of Pavia  Gianni Ferrante and David Lurie introduction

Antoine Viana Work Package Presentation  Group Discussions


European Research Scottish Parliament Event

7th March 2019 - Holyrood, Edinburgh

The IdentIFY Team and Dr Mary Joan Macleod met with the Minister for Europe at a special Scottish Parliament event to celebrate European research within Scotland.

Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, addressing the group, said: “Looking at the project about the future MRI development and technology, to see the collaboration of the list of countries involved, let alone the list of people, was quite remarkable and tells a story that I know all the stalls will tell as well and the whole spirit of this celebration embodies.

“This event highlights the importance of research and inclusivity of research to the public and at a time where we want to be encouraging as much innovation and participation in academia and in the economy more widely, for an event to do that on such a wide scale is definitely worth celebrating again as we are this evening."

Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen, Professor Karl Leydecker, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and see first-hand the research that the European Commission funds in Scotland as well as to mark the success of Explorathon.

The range of innovative, exciting and important projects on display tonight is testament to the importance of European-funded research and the collaboration it brings.

Explorathon takes that research and finds new ways to make it accessible and relevant to people in public places with high levels of footfall. Only through the strong links between our core universities and the dedication of all staff involved is this possible.