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Surgery and Interventional Science


Tissue and energy

This Research Department brings together clinicians and scientists from a variety of backgrounds, who are working together to develop highly targeted novel imaging, sensing, management and energy based interventions to detect and cure disease.

About Tissue and Energy

Head: Prof. Laurence Lovat

The Research Department of Tissue and Energy lies within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science and spans the Bloomsbury campus.

There are five Research Centres in the Department: COMET, GENIE, TASER, INSIGHT and CAVIAR. Each has an interest in minimally invasive approaches, innovative technologies and biomarkers of risk, for use in diagnosis and therapy. From bench to bedside, the department is involved in the very earliest proof of concept studies within the laboratory, right through to large clinical trials on the hospital ward.

Over the next few years, the Centre leaders aim to create unique image-guided diagnosis and therapy Centres, which will combine the Tissue and Energy Research Department's clinical translational expertise, with that of medical bioengineering experts within the UCL Department of Engineering. This will generate world-leading Centres to develop novel, minimally invasive surgeries and other medical interventions.

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