David Atkinson is a Reader in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He previously worked in MRI at Guy’s Hospital, London and in CMIC at UCL. Since 2011 he has been based in the UCL Centre for Medical Imaging, where he continues to research and develop new acquisition and processing methods for MRI and PET/MRI, whilst also facilitating multiple academic studies and enhancements to the NHS service.
Summary of current research projects:
|Position||Project Title||Funder||Duration (months)||Start Year||Grant award|
|Co-PI||AI and MR physics simulation to assess low-cost, low-field MRI as a cancer screening tool||CRUK||12||2019||£96,000|
|PI||Turing Fellow: Machine Learning for MRI Motion Correction||Alan Turing Institute||24||2018||£10,000|
|PI||Application of inverse problems and modelling to the correction of artefacts in prostate diffusion MRI|
Cancer Research UK / EPSRC
|Co-I||Cancer Research UK||60||2018||£1,342,215|
RISAPS Rivaroxaban in Stroke patients with AntiPhospholipid Syndrome.
Arthritis Research UK
|Co-I||Advanced MRI for the assessment of placental function in Fetal Growth Restriction||RRT||2017|
|Co-I||A framework for efficient synergistic spatiotemporal reconstruction of PET-MR dynamic data|
EPSRC (CCP Flagship)
PET-MR of the lung.
|Siemens / UCL Impact Award for 3 PhD studentships.||36||2016||£150,000|
RECLAIM Reclassifying constipation using MRI.
MRC Experimental Challenge Grant
|Co-I||Collaborative Computational Project in PET-MR|
|Co-I||GiftSurg Image-Guided Intrauterine Minimally Invasive Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy|
Wellcome / EPSRC Innovative Engineering for Health Award
|Supervisor||Supervising 2 PhD students, Motion correction and Super-resolution in abdominal MRI, and, Quantitative Information from Bowel Motility. (1 awaiting viva)||UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging||96||2014||£5,686,852|
|Co-I||Supervising 2 PhD students (1 completed, 1 awaiting viva)|
CRUK & EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at KCL & UCL