Training school on PET/MR reconstruction

We are delighted to announce the training school on SPECT/PET/MR Image Reconstruction on Saturday 28th of May, organised by the CCP SyneRBI team. The school will cover basic principles of the physics behind the acquisition process and image reconstruction methods used for PET and SPECT, with specific information on the challenges for TotalBody PET. We will also briefly cover MR aspects. The school will include practical sessions with the Open Source software Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework (SIRF).

The school will consist of a half day of lecture-style presentations followed by project-based work using SIRF (in Python). For maximum benefit, participants will be expected to get basic familiarity with SIRF and Python beforehand. Appropriate training material will be distributed before the school.

School organiser

Prof. Kris Thielemans (University College London) and Prof. Andrew Reader (King's College London) with assistance by Prof. Nicola Belcari (University of Pisa) for local arrangements.


Prof. Andrew Reader (King’s College London), Prof. Kris Thielemans (University College London), Dr. Christoph Kolbitsch (PTB, Berlin) and Dr. David Atkinson (University College London). Full list TBC.

Registration information

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

The school is sponsored by CCP SyneRBI and free for all attendees. As during the conference, lunch and dinner for Saturday 28th of May 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 SyneRBI 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.

School program

  • 9:00-13:00: introductory lectures on concepts and software
    • Kris Thielemans (UCL): Principles of PET and SPECT image reconstruction
    • Nikos Efthimiou (MGH): TotalBody PET challenges
    • Christoph Kolbitsch (PTB): Principles of MR image reconstruction
    • Andrew Reader (KCL): PyTorch principles for deep-learned iterative PET image reconstruction
  • 15:30-18:30: project work in groups of 4-5 attendees

School material and contact info

For the most recent information on the school please check the following website: SIRF training school @PSMR-TBP 2022 - Main - HackMD. This HackMD site will also be used for students' questions.

For urgent questions on the school, please contact Edoardo Pasca and Kris Thielemans for urgent questions on the school.