UCL is one of Europe's largest and most productive centres for biomedical science. Biomedical research is greatly enhanced by extensive collaborations with those in the physical sciences and the humanities, and the environment for clinical translation is exceptional. Within UCL there are a significant number of world class imaging research centres and groups in biomedical imaging covering a comprehensive range of fundamental research and application work from the nano scale (molecular), cell, preclinical and clinical imaging. UCL has a world class reputation in neuroimaging and medical imaging computing as well as a significant track record in non-neurological medical imaging and nuclear medicine.
The Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) is a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental imaging. The Centre is built around a number of groups at UCL and brings together in-vivo imaging technologies (MRI, optical, nuclear medicine and ultrasound) from across UCL with specific applications in the biomedical sciences and cross-cutting themes. The available systems include a 9.4T MRI systems, a photo-acoustic imaging facility, a pre-clinical radiation platform and a new SPECT/CT system is just being installed in CABI.
Medical Image Computing
The Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) was formed in January 2005. The research of the group focuses on detailed structural and functional analysis in neurosciences, imaging to guide interventions, image analysis in drug discovery, imaging in cardiology and imaging in oncology .
World-class clinical neuro-imaging groups at the Institute of Neurology include the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging ; Epilepsy; and Multiple Sclerosis. These benefit from two 3T MR machines and a new interventional MR suite. Investigative tools used by these groups include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) magneto-encephalography (MEG) and electro-encephalography (EEG).
A diagnostic and interventional MR facility has been installed at Great Ormond Street Hospital, with the establishment of a cardiac imaging programme that will complement the paediatric neuroimaging programme.
In Life Sciences the Centre for Stem Cell Research is a joint Centre between UCL and NIMR. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Dynamics has significant expertise in 2-photon and conventional CSLM.
The Life Sciences Imaging Consortium comprises groups working in single and multiphoton confocal microscopy, FRET etc and has a centre for mitochondrial biology, including a dedicated imaging suite. A multidisciplinary project entitled "Vertical integration between scales" on the systems biology of the liver is being run by UCL CoMPLEX and the UCL Institute of Hepatology. The new UCL Ear Institute, built under JIF, also contains confocal and electron microscopy imaging facilities to study hearing and deafness with £2m from SRIF and Wolfson Foundation support.
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