The Developmental Imaging and Biophysics section consists of the Imaging and Biophysics Unit and the Centre for Advanced Biological Imaging (CABI).
Researchers in IBU are concerned with the development and application of advanced neuroimaging techniques for improved understanding of disease in childhood, including improvements in diagnosis and prediction of outcome. The primary imaging modality is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The work of IBU encompasses a broad range of disciplines from imaging physics, image processing and analysis, biophysical modeling and connectomics with application of these methods across a broad range of conditions in childhood. The focus of IBU has been primarily centred on imaging of the brain with particular attention paid to the dramatic changes in brain structure occurring from the neonatal period through childhood and adolescence and into young adulthood. As such IBU has a significant methodological programme with grants from EPSRC and BBSRC to support methods that are tailored specifically for use in clinical studies in childhood.