SINAPSE is a partnership involving six Scottish Universities - Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling - that was formed with support from the Scottish Funding Council and the Chief Scientist Office. A key objective is to make best use of Scottish facilities and expertise in medical imaging and to develop skills for the next generation of professionals working in this field. Most of those working in SINAPSE are either involved in health care delivery or have close links to health care teams.
There is currently a welcome shift in emphasis in health care from the notion that health care professionals are responsible for your health and well-being, to the concept that you are responsible for your health and well-being and health care professionals are there to help you. This can be described as Patient Centred Care. For Patient Centred Care to work, information is needed on a vast range of subjects. The SINAPSE group includes experts from around Scotland in a range of medical imaging techniques. We have selected the best experts to develop 10 modules that explain in non-technical ways how medical imaging techniques work and what they can be used for.