United Kingdom


Aberdeen and Lothian Birth Cohorts – Scottish Brain Image Bank

Study website: www.abdn.ac.uk/aberdeen-birth-cohort/
Organization website: www.abdn.ac.uk
Study population size:  ABC: 653 participants, LBC: 729 participants
Study population:  healthy participants,  65-75 years old
Imaging modality 1: MRI – Brain MRI

Key publications:

  • Leaper SA, et al. Neuropsychologic correlates of brain white matter lesions depicted on MR images: 1921 Aberdeen Birth Cohort. Radiology, 2001.
  • Staff RT, et al. What provides cerebral reserve? Brain, 2004.
  • Murray AD, et al. Brain white matter hyperintensities: relative importance of vascular risk factors in nondemented elderly people. Radiology, 2005.
  • Staff RT, et al. Brain volume and survival from age 78 to 85: the contribution of Alzheimer-type magnetic resonance imaging findings. J Am Geriatr Soc, 2010.

Spinal MR study

Study website: n.a.
Organization website: www2.warwick.ac.uk
Study population size:  25000 participants
Study population:  patients referred for back pain
Imaging modality 1: MRI – Spinal MR

Key publications: not yet available.

UK Biobank

Study website: www.ukbiobank.ac.uk
Organization website: www.ctsu.ac.uk
Study population size:  500000 participants
Study population:  healthy participants,  40-69 years old
Imaging modality 1: MRI – Cardiac and abdominal MR
Imaging modality 2: Ultrasound – Carotid

Key publications:

  • Allen N, et al. UK Biobank: Current status and what it means for epidemiology. Health Policy and Technology, 2012.
  • UK Biobank. UK Biobank: rationale, design and development of a large-scale prospective resource, 〈http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/resources/〉
  • Murray AD, et al. The UK Biobank sample handling and storage protocol for the collection, processing and archiving of human blood an urine. Int J Epidemiol, 2008.