Training school on PET/MR reconstruction

We are also delighted to announce that there will be a training school on PET/MR Image Reconstruction on Sunday 20th of May, organised by the CCP PET-MR team. The school will cover basic principles of the physics behind the acquisition process and image reconstruction methods used for both PET and MR. The school will include practical sessions with the Open Source software Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework (SIRF).

School organiser

Dr. Kris Thielemans (University College London) with assistance by Dr. Nicola Belcari (University of Pisa) for local arrangements.


Prof. Andrew Reader (King’s College London), Dr. Kris Thielemans (University College London), Dr. Gastao Cruz (King’s College London) and Dr. David Atkinson (University College London).

Preliminary Programme

  • 8:45-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-10:30 Basics of MR physics and image reconstruction
  • 10:30-12:00 Hands-on session with SIRF for MR image reconstruction
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00-16:00 Basics of PET physics and image reconstruction
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30-18:00 Hands-on session with SIRF for PET image reconstruction
  • 18:00-19:00 Synergistic reconstruction for PET-MR
  • 19:00 PSMR2018 Welcome Cocktail
  • 20:00 Dinner

Registration information

Registration for the school is required via the conference registration form.

The school is sponsored by CCP PET-MR and free for all attendees. As during the conference, lunch and dinner for Sunday are covered by your payment for the conference hotel, but if staying elsewhere, a separate fee will have to be paid (see the instructions for the conference).

In addition, CCP PET-MR can refund travel costs and one hotel night for school attendees who have an affiliation to a UK institution or are based in the UK and self-funded. After registering, please email a brief statement to with details on your institution and why you will attend the school, signed by yourself and your supervisor or line manager. Travel and one night hotel will be refunded after attending the school on receipt of original receipts and an expense claim form.


A bus from Pisa to Hotel Hermitage will be available on Saturday, May 19th for those who want to attend. The bus will start from Pisa airport "G. Galilei" (PSA) at 15:30. The meeting point is the area in front of the check-in desks, in the main hall of the airport map. There will be an assistant waiting for you at the meeting point about one hour before the meeting bus departure.

Please refer to the conference registration form for reserving places.

Page for participants in the training school