Diffusion UK meeting on Diffusion MRI in Cancer 25 March 2015


13:00 - Introduction

13:10 - Ralph Sinkus (KCL): 'Exploring tissue microstructure via diffusion and elastography: a comparative study'.

13:40 - Damien McHugh (Manchester): 'Validating microstructural models for diffusion MRI in cancer'.

14:10 - Break

14:40 - Simon Walker-Samuel (UCL): 'Imaging tumour fluid dynamics and microstructure with MRI'.

15:10 - Ferdia Gallagher (Cambridge): 'Clinical applications of diffusion in oncology'.

15:40 - Closing remarks

15:45 - Refreshments


The meeting will be taking place in Lecture Theatre 4 in the Stopford Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PT. If you are travelling to Manchester Piccadilly train station, the Stopford Building can be reached either:

By taxi from the train station (5-10 minutes, http://tinyurl.com/jwfz5ys).

By bus from Piccadilly Gardens (15-20 minutes, walk from the train station to Piccadilly Gardens - http://tinyurl.com/lbh88ps; buses going to Oxford Road include the 15, 41, 42, 43, 111, 142, 143; get off at The University of Manchester Students' Union/Manchester Academy on Oxford Road, and the Stopford Building will be on the same side of the road, either directly in front of you or slightly further in the direction the bus was going, depending on which bus you were on).

Or by walking from the train station (25-30 minutes, http://tinyurl.com/lhq8v96).

If you are arriving at Manchester Oxford Road train station, the Stopford Building is a 15-20 walk down Oxford Road (http://tinyurl.com/kacy2qf), or you can get a taxi or bus (e.g. 15, 41, 42, 43, 111, 142, 143) on Oxford Road and get off at The University of Manchester Students' Union/Manchester Academy.

Once at the Stopford Building, please tell Reception that you are here for the Diffusion UK meeting, and they will direct you to Lecture Theatre 4 on the 2nd Floor.

For further details, please see the campus maps page.


We are grateful to the CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre in Cambridge and Manchester for their support in arranging this meeting.