UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare


CDT i4health Industry Seminar 'Challenges & opportunities in medical imaging', 16 March

16 March 2020, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm


Challenges and opportunities in the experience of medical imaging for radiation therapy

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CDT i4health

Bringing precision radiation therapy to increasing numbers of patients brings new challenges and opportunities for the imaging experience. For example, adaptive treatments mean that therapists need to be more adept at handling 3D images quickly while the patient is lying still on the table.  MR Imaging (before and during treatment) generates more detailed 3D images which users need to be more proficient at manipulating. Intelligent processing of the images brings significant new opportunities for increased precision (for example, automatic gating of the beam), but it also brings substantial challenges for delivering a good experience and usability.

David is a technophile luddite with over 30 years experience watching and understanding how people use technologies and products – putting the learnings to good effect working with designers and others to create innovative products and services that meet people’s implicit needs and fit with the way they will really use them. For the past 4 years he has been in charge of user experience design and usability at Elekta, working on the Unity MRLinac and on creating a digital experience for radiation therapy.


Date: 16 March
Location: G08 Roberts Engineering Building
Time: 12.00 - 13.00