Upcoming Events


 

2nd Training School on PET/MR
CroMED, October 2014, Budapest, Hungary 

 

More information will be provided soon! 


Previous Events


3rd Early Stage Researchers Workshop
PSMR 2014 Conference
May 19th - 21th, 2014
Helona Resort, Kos Island, Greece

 

The TD1007 Action organized for the third year the Early Stage Researchers Workshop on PET/MR during the PSMR conference. 

This year a special pitching session devoted to ESRs took place, where 15 ESRs presented for 2 min themselves and their project to the conference participants and the best pitching was given a special award.


 

Action Conference PSMR 2014 
May 19th - 21th, 2014
Helona Resort | Kos Island, Greece


http://www.helona-resort.com/images/kos-asklepieion.jpgThe PSMR14 Conference took place between May 19 and May 21, 2014 at Kos Island, Greece. More than 180 scientists from 28 countries were present in Kos Island. 
The conference started with an invited lecture on MR spectroscopy by Prof. Andrew Maudsley and included 12 sessions, with 55 oral and 55 poster presentations. The conference was under the Technical Sponsorship of IEEE and ESMI, while COST Office and 10 industrial partners supported it. The exhibition included booths from IEEE, Philips, Bruker, SensL, Raytest, RS2D and Weeroc. The industrial session included presentations from Bruker, Siemens, Philips and SensL, as well as a review of funding opportunities in terms of Horizon 2020. The best oral and poster presentation, as well as the best pitching were awarded to five ESRs. The conference ended with a guided tour in Asklipeio and in Kos town.
All conference abstracts (300 words version) were published in the open access Journal European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Physics. Full articles are being submitted in the IEEE TNS and following a peer review procedure, will be published in a special issue devoted to PSMR14. 

 
 more information

 
 

1st Training School on PET/MR
Technological Educational Institute of Athens,
13-16 May 2014, Athens, Greece

 

The Action "1st International Training School on PET-MRI Engineering" took place in Athens, from May 13th to May 16th 2014. The school focused mainly on the software aspects of PET/MR technology and included also the key hardware aspects.
 
The school was open for Masters and early PhD students, interested in this interdisciplinary, emerging topic. Emphasis was given to the promotion of ESRs, thus nine young lecturers were selected, in order to share their experience on PET/MR basics, Multimodality Image Processing, Simulation tools, Reconstruction & Corrections, Pulse Programming in MR, Kinetic Modeling for PET and MR, as well as their combination.

Thirty three students from sixteen (!) countries attended the school with the support of the Action; twelve were female. The Training School was held only a few days before the annual International Conference of the Action (3rd PSMR Conference on PET/MR and SPECT/MR) and 12 students were also present in the conference and benefit by also attending this event.
More info are found on the Training School webpage


 

Nano World Cancer Day 2014, Workshop
Thursday, January 30, 2014,
Athens, Greece

 

The TD Action 1007 participated in the Nano World Cancer Day Workshop, which was organized in Athens by Nanomedicine: “European Technology Platform”. The Action chair has been invited to give a lecture on nanotechnology applications.

 

program | poster (in greek)

 

European Association of Nuclear Medicine Conference, EANM 13
Pre-Congress Symposium 3 (co-organised with FLI and COST TD1007):
MRI-PET: Current Status and Future Perspectives
Saturday, October 19, 2013
09:00 - 12:45, Hall Tête D'Or 1/2

 

The TD Action 1007 successfully organized a pre-congress symposium on MRI-PET in EANM 13, the largest European Conference on Nuclear Medicine, which took place in Lyon between October 19 and 23. The symposium covered the most important technical and application aspects of PET/MR and targeted a very large audience that included all nuclear medicine practitioners from across the world. The Symposium was organized by Prof. Alexander Hammers and Prof. Dimitris Visvikis, both active Action members. The analytical Symposium program was:
09:00-09:05 Welcome (A. Hammers, Lyon & D. Visvikis, Brest)
09:05-09:35 MRI-PET System Developments (P Marsden, London)
09:35-10:05 Exploiting PET/MR Synergy in Quantitative PET Imaging (D. Visvikis, Brest)
10:05-10:35 Contrast agents in PET/MR: possibilities and challenges? (R. Torres Martin de Rosales, London)
10:35-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:30 Clinical MRI-PET in Oncology (A. Loft, Copenhagen)
11:30-12:00 Clinical MRI-PET in Neurology (A. Drzezga, Cologne)
12:00-12:30 Clinical MRI-PET in Cardiology (S. Nekolla, Munich)
12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks (A. Hammers, Lyon & D. Visvikis, Brest)

 

poster

 

   

 

European Molecular Imaging Meeting – EMIM 2013
Τhe 8th annual meeting of the European Society for Molecular Imaging – ESMI
May 26-28, 2013 in Torino, Italy


The TD1007 Action organized a special session on PET/MR during the 8th European Molecular Imaging Meeting on "PET/MRI - advances in technology & probes to innovative applications". The session was chaired by Prof. Dimitris Visvikis, WG2 leader and included 3 talks that covered the hardware, software and application issues of PET/MR. More specifically:
1/ State of the art and latest advances in dedicated hybrid PET/MR, M. G. Bisogni, INFN, Pisa, Italy
2/ Software challenges and opportunities in PET/MR imaging, D. Visvikis, INSERM UMR1101 LaTIM, Brest, France
3/ Advances in Technology and Content to Innovative PET/MRI Applications, D. Máthé, CROmed Translational Research Centres Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

 


 

Action Conference PSMR 2013,
May 6th - 7th, 2013
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof, Germany

The second Action Conference on PET/MR and SPECT/MR took place take place between May 6th - 7th, 2013, in Aachen, Germany. This Year the Conference was attended by more than 180 scientists and had a strong industrial participation. The program covered the whole spectrum of topics related to MR-PET and MR-SPECT in small animal, brain, and whole-body imaging from instrumentation, methodology, applications to bimodal tracers.

PSMR 2013 photo


 

2nd Early Stage Researchers Workshop and Poster Session
May 6-7, 2013, Pullman Aachen Quellenhof, Germany


During the Aachen PSMR 2013 conference a special event, dedicated to the ESRs, was organized. The 2nd Early Stage Researchers Workshop included a poster session, as well as selected oral presentations and aimed to bring together ESRs from Action participants. In total 19 ESRs presented the results of their work, including their experience from STSMs in Action groups. The ESRs had the opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas and experience. In addition, through their participation to this event, it was possible to partially support their expenses for attending PSMR conference and interact with world experts in the field of PET/MR.

Name

Title

Country

Aguilar Albert

FPGA-based multi-channel Time-to-Digital Converter with high-resolution TOF system

Spain

Gonzalez Antonio

Results of a combined monolithic crystal and an array of ASICs controlled SiPMs

Spain

Patrício Miguel

Voxelwise comparison of noninvansive quantification methods for PIB amyloid PET imaging

Portugal

André Ribeiro

Hybrid approach for attenuation correction in PET/MR scanners

Portugal

Morrocchi Matteo

Design study of a PET-MRI with SiPM detectors

Italy

Gianluca De Lorenzo

VIP, a novel design for compact high resolution PET scanner based on pixel CdTe detector

Spain

Varntanian Stefan

Partial Volume Correction on SPECT/MR

United Kingdom

Evans Eleanor

Comparison of first pass bolus AIFs from sequential 18F-FDG and DSC MRI

United Kingdom

Teuho Jarmo

MRI phantoms for texture analysis

Finland

Sandiford Lydia

Towards molecular PET/SPECT-MR imaging

United Kingdom

Thomas Benjamin

Framework for the construction of a Monte Carlo simulated brain PET-MR image database

United Kingdom

Keereman Vincent

PET-MRI Imaging in the Kainic Acid Model of Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Belgium

Balfour Daniel

A Novel Method that Uses a Combination of PET and MR Data for PET Respiratory Motion-Correction

United Kingdom

Hadi Fayad

Generation of 4D MR images based on 4D PET derived motion fields: proof of concept

France

Maria Georgiou

Temperature dependence of digital silicon photomultiplier  (dSiPM) performance in SPECT applications

Greece

Giacomo Borghi

Characterization of MR-compatible TOF-PET Detectors Based on Digital SiPM arrays and Monolithic Scintillator Crystals

Netherlands

Pieter Mollet

Attenuation correction for TOF-PET with a limited number of stationary coincidence line-sources

Belgium

Fotis Kotasidis

A 5D anthropomorphic numerical phantom for simulated gated dynamic data in PET parametric imaging using MR information

Switzerland

Guido Buonincontri

Multi-modal assessment of the infarcted mouse heart in response to treatment

United Kingdom

 


 

PET/MRI workshop in Athens 
1st Hellenic Workshop on PET/MRI
“Sharing experience with experts”
Saturday 23 February 2013, 09:30 - 14:30
Hotel Amalia, Athens, Greece
Amalias Avenue 10, Athens, 105 57, Greece, Tel:+30.210.3237300, Fax: +30.210.3237309


The workshop was organized by the Department of Medical Instruments Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Athens and the COST Action TD1007 “Bimodal PET-MRI molecular imaging technologies and applications for in vivo monitoring of disease and biological processes”. It included eight invited talks that covered all major technical aspects of the emerging field of PET/MR. The main goal of the Workshop was to allow the interaction between Greek academics, researchers, technicians, clinicians and students and foreign experts, already working in the field of PET/MR. The workshop was attended by more than 150 Greek scientists and students.photos from athens meeting   



 

PET/MR and SPECT/MR: New Paradigms for Combined Modalities in Molecular Imaging Conference
26-30 May 2012, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba

 


1st Early Stage Researchers Workshop
Elba, Hotel Hermitage, 28 May 2012


ESRs and Action Chair




1st Tübingen PET/MR Workshop

19 - 23 March, 2012