Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

About Us

Overview of the Centre

Centre Director: Professor Julia Schnabel, King's College London
Centre Deputy Director: Professor Nick Long, Imperial College London

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary PhD programme in Medical Imaging, specifically designed to meet the challenges in healthcare and medical imaging.

King's College London and Imperial College London, two world leading research-focused universities, collaborate to create an interdisciplinary training approach specifically designed to provide a unique PhD experience. The Centre builds on strong existing collaborations between King's and Imperial, including substantial joint grant funding, joint publications and current joint supervision. The CDT is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Medical imaging has become an essential tool for clinical diagnosis, treatment and monitoring, playing an important role in the improvement of public health. Nowadays a variety of imaging techniques, including x-ray, CT, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear medicine, are routinely used in medical practices. However, despite significant advances during the last decades, researches aim to further improve these imaging techniques and to enhance the information and clinical value provided by the images.


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With complementary strengths in basic physical sciences, engineering and clinical translation, the Centre has links with key industrial partners and close strategic and geographical links with St Thomas’ Hospital, a top-rated teaching hospital, where the Centre is based. The CDT has a comprehensive capability to train and nurture the next generation of imaging scientists and research and industry leaders. It offers a unique four year PhD programme to graduates from a wide range of disciplines who are are interested in this cutting edge research area that is becoming indispensable to healthcare all over the world. Students will undertake an MRes in the first year of the programme, giving students the opportunity to develop key research skills before embarking on their three year PhD projects.

Message from Professor Julia Schnabel, Centre Director:
The aim of the CDT is to create a comprehensive interdisciplinary PhD training programme that combines research experience with focused teaching to create transferable interdisciplinary skills that are highly sought after in both industry and academia. We look forward to getting to know all of our students and allowing them to shape their learning to ensure that they get the most from their time here at King’s in their first year, as much as we will continue to provide advanced doctoral training when they are moving on to their PhD projects at King's or Imperial.

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