Upcoming Events


4th Early Stage Researchers Workshop on PET/MR:
"Pitching Session"

May 20, 2015, Elba, IT

Following the success of the "ESRs Pitching Session" during PSRM14 in Kos, the COST Action TD1004 on PET/MR organizes the "4th ESRs Workshop on PET/MR" during PSMR15 in Elba. The event will take place on the afternoon of May 20, 2015. As it happened last year, a number of ESRs will have the opportunity to present themselves in only 2 minutes, with only one slide as background, to the PSMR15 attendants. This will definitely give them the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work to potential collaborators. The best pitching will be awarded. The COST Action TD1004 will support up to 15 ESRs who will participate to this Workshop. This grant is not compatible with the student grant of the conference.

The main selection criteria for the ESRs are:

  • Be a member of one of the 22 TD1004 COST Action countries http://www.pet-mri.eu/countries.html
  • Previous participation in an STSM
  • Oral presentation in PSMR15 (preferably as first author)
  • Poster presentation in PSMR15 (preferably as first author)
  • Previous contributions in PET/MR domain (other publications etc)

Additional criteria that will be considered are:

  • Gender balance
  • Fair geographical distribution
  • Lack of funding from other resources.

The interested ESRs can express their interest by contacting Prof. George Loudos at <gloudos@teiath.gr>, preferably before April 18..

2nd Training School on PET-MR,
April 2015, University of Leeds, UK

Following the success of the 1st Training School on PET/MR, which took place in Athens, in May 2014, we are pleased to announce the Second Training School on PET/MR. The School will take place in April in Leeds, UK from the 27th to 30th April, 2015. More information can be found on the school webpage.


Previous Events

4th Tübingen PET/MR Workshop

February 23 - 27, 2015

The COST Action TD1007 endorsed the 4th Tübingen PET/MR Workshop. The programme included invited internationally renowned experts from the fields of nuclear medicine, radiology and imaging science to provide a platform for a vital exchange of experiences. Round table discussions targeted immediate questions in the realms of innovative research, clinical applications, workflow issues and technical challenges linked to this new technology (more info). 


Data Processing Challenges in PET-MR
A combined Workshop,
UCL Research Update and European COST activity
Wednesday 7th - 9th January 2015 – Central London


We are pleased to announce a 3-day workshop/seminar that will address current challenges and issues in data processing for simultaneous PET-MR including attenuation correction, motion correction, combined reconstruction and joint kinetic modelling. The workshop sessions will include presentations from leading researchers in the field with opportunity for discussion of controversial topics. One day includes presentations on current PET-MR methodological research at UCL, while the overall meeting has been organised so that participants in the PET-MR software development subproject of the EC COST TD1007 initiative can also attend. 

COST Session 1
Thursday 08/01/2015 (17:00-19:00) Chadwick B05, Chadwick Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

WP: Data and Image analysis session: Major achievements

COST Session 2
Friday 09/01/2015 (09:30-13:30)  Perinatal Seminar room, 1st floor, South Wing, St. Thomas’ Hospital
Forward planning - MR simulations

More informationDirections to Chadwick BuildingDirections to Perinatal Seminar Room

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)






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.




Aguilar Albert

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


Gonzalez Antonio

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


Patrício Miguel

Voxelwise comparison of noninvansive quantification methods for PIB amyloid PET imaging


André Ribeiro

Hybrid approach for attenuation correction in PET/MR scanners


Morrocchi Matteo

Design study of a PET-MRI with SiPM detectors


Gianluca De Lorenzo

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


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


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


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


Maria Georgiou

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


Giacomo Borghi

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


Pieter Mollet

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


Fotis Kotasidis

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


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