David Atkinson is a Professor of Imaging in Medicine. 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.
News from the Centre for Medical Imaging can be found on Twitter (@CMI_UCL).
- Summary of current research funding
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 + £11,000 PI Application of inverse problems and modelling to the correction of artefacts in prostate diffusion MRI
Cancer Research UK / EPSRC
36 2016 £400,000 Co-I Cancer Research UK 60 2018 £1,342,215 Co-I
RISAPS Rivaroxaban in Stroke patients with AntiPhospholipid Syndrome.
Versus Arthritis (formerly 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)
36 2017 £520,000 Co-I
PhD Studentship: Attenuation Estimation of MRI hardware in high resolution PET-MRI
Siemens-EPSRC 48 2021 £120,000
RECLAIM Reclassifying constipation using MRI.
MRC Experimental Challenge Grant
36 2016 £1,600,000 Co-I Collaborative Computational Project in Synergistic Reconstruction for Biomedical Imaging (CCP SyneRBI) EPSRC 60 2020 £476,000 Co-I Collaborative Computational Project in PET-MR (CCP PETMR)
60 2015 £520,000 Co-I GiftSurg Image-Guided Intrauterine Minimally Invasive Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Wellcome / EPSRC Innovative Engineering for Health Award
84 2014 £10,000,000
- Recent Projects
Position Project Title Funder Duration (months) Start Year Grant award Co-I PET-MRI of the lung Siemens / UCL Impact Award for 3 PhD studentships. 36 2016 £150,000 Supervisor Supervised 2 PhD students, Motion correction and Super-resolution in abdominal MRI, and, Quantitative Information from Bowel Motility. (1 completed, 1 withdrawn) UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging 96 2014 £5,686,852 Co-I Supervised 2 completed PhD students
CRUK & EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at KCL & UCL
Publications are listed at these sources:
UCL IRIS profile (click on entries for full author list)
Google Scholar (automatically updated)
Publons (includes ResearcherID
- Other Links
An unofficial guide regarding personal tuition is here.
UCL eResearch Domain 3rd Symposium.
SIRF reconstruction framework
Reconstruction tutorial (Mark Chiew, Oxford)
Stanford-RAD229 YouTube playlist of MR-related videos