Imaging and Biophysics
(part of the Neurosciences and Mental Health theme)
Our mission is to improve the diagnosis, understanding and treatment of childhood disease through the development and application of state-of-the-art medical imaging techniques.
Modern imaging techniques now provide a remarkable non-invasive means of visualising disease processes in the human body. The Imaging and Biophysics Unit brings together basic and clinical scientists from a wide range of disciplines, all of whom share a common interest in the development and application of imaging techniques for the investigation of childhood disease. The research of the department ranges from investigations into basic disease mechanisms to the development of new diagnostic imaging procedures. The most extensive research programme within the Unit, and the one with the most substantial input of basic science, focuses on magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy investigations of brain damage and its functional consequences. Recognition of the clinical research throughout the Department more generally is evident through the recent awards of Professorships to two of the clinical radiologists. This has provided a springboard for the further development of academic radiology within the Hospital and Institute. The Unit's research involves extensive collaboration with colleagues from other Units within the Institute and Hospital, as well as with other Departments within University College London and with further research groups elsewhere within the UK and overseas.
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