Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Made At UCL includes three Medical Physics stories in top 100 disruptive discoveries

3 October 2019

Read more about three stories from our department nominated as disruptive discoveries Made At UCL, vote for us, and visit our demonstration on Saturday, 5 October.


Made At UCL highlights the research and discoveries from around the university with the biggest potential impact on improving lives and communities.

Researchers from the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering have had their work nominated in three of the top 100 stories. Read more about them below, and vote for the stories that have the most impact for you.

The tumour hunters: Precision targeting for prostate cancer

starttarget prostate cancer tumour
SmartTarget helps surgeons to better pinpoint prostate cancer in biopsies while MRI scanning, an alternative diagnosis method, is doubling cancer detection rates.
Learn more and vote here.
Creating a brighter future for the world's poorest children

bright brain imaging
 The Brain Imaging for Global Health (BRIGHT) Project is providing the first-ever brain imaging of infants in Africa to understand and lessen the impact of poverty and malnutrition on brain development.
Learn more and vote here.
New X-Ray technique could transform how we see things 

Work from the AXIm research group, lead by Professor Alessandro Olivo, are working on new x-ray technology to detect cancerous tumours earlier and more accurately, see cartilage and other soft tissues which are invisible to conventional x-rays, and provide more detailed screening for weapons and bombs in security scanners.
Learn more and vote here.



Visit the exhibition stand and meet the research team at the #MadeAtUCL Marquee in the Main Quad on Saturday, 5 October, between 10:00 and 16:00.