UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Neuroradiology & Neurophysics

Head of Division: Professor T A Yousry, Dr. med. Habil.


Welcome to the homepage of the best division at the Institute (judged by a poll of physicists at the Institute on 17 criteria!).

Please use the main menu links navigate through these pages. You will find a page on the MSc offered by the Institute of Neurology, useful links, reports of work we have done that is of use to other members of the division.

Mission statement

The Division of Neuroradiology and Neurophysics exists to bring together Radiologists and Physicists at the Institute of Neurology, regardless of the Research Department they may be in, to discuss and act on matters of common interest. These include professional matters and scientific issues. It also acts as a forum for dissemination of information relevant to members.

Neuroradiology is the application of radiological principles to study the central nervous system (i.e. the brain and spinal cord). Radiology includes diagnostic methods of imaging (including X-rays, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance), and interventional techniques (which use imaging to guide the radiologist).

Neurophysics is the branch of medical physics concerned with using physics techniques to study the properties and behaviour of the central nervous system. Virtually all the neurophysics at Queen Square is concerned with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. There are also a number of computer scientists loosely associated with the neurophysicists.

Contact the division at dnrnp@ion.ucl.ac.uk