Institute of Nuclear Medicine
Prof. Brian Hutton and Dr. Kris Thielemans
The UCL Medical Physics Group undertakes basic research related to Nuclear Medicine and Multimodality Imaging.
This currently encompasses a range of projects including design of novel SPECT systems, development of new reconstruction algorithms and development of image analysis techniques that aim to reduce artefacts and improve quantification.
- The group is largely dependent on external funding through grants (EPSRC, EC, BRC) and industrial collaboration (Siemens, GE, GSK, Spectrum Dynamics).
- The group has joint research projects with the UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing with several individuals there now working on Nuclear Medicine related projects (along with Professor Simon Arridge and Professor Sébastien Ourselin).
- The group attracts many visiting scientists.
- Regular INM Physics seminars are organised, open to scientists in the London region.
Further information about medical physics research at INM
- INSERT: A new multi-modality SPECT/MRI system
- Respiratory motion correction
- Image reconstruction in emission tomography
- Kinetic Modelling
- Improved Quantification in the Lung for PET/CT in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Partial volume correction in neuro-imaging
- Texture analysis: Quantifying Heterogeneity to provide novel imaging biomarker in oncology