Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

Available Projects

CDT Projects for 2019/20 entry

This page lists potential PhD projects available for 2019/20 entry.

Details of each project are available through the hyperlinks.

Please select three projects and list them in order of preference in the statement form that you will need to upload via our online submission system.

Only projects starting with prefix 2019_XXX are offered for October 2019 start.

Project 2019_001 - Explaining the predictions of deep learning models in cardiology

Project 2019_004 - One-step, site-specific labelling of His-tagged proteins with technetium-99m and rhenium-188

Project 2019_005 - 3D Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting with Deep Learning

Project 2019_006 - Quantitative mapping of developing fetal organs using dynamic MRI and artificial neural networks

Project 2019_007 - Pushing the Limits of Spatial Resolution for Whole-heart Cardiac MR Angiography: Let’s get ready for Prime Time

Project 2019_008 - The repair of damaged tissue by mitochondrial transplantation

Project 2019_009 - Bidentate diphosphine and dithiocarbamate chelators for radionuclide imaging with 99mTc

Project 2019_010 - Automated 4D Function of the Heart

Project 2019_011 - Non-invasive early detection of cancer metastasis in lymph nodes using 3D ultrafast and super-resolution ultrasound

Project 2019_012 - AI enabled ultrahigh field body MRI: application to bone marrow cancer imaging

Project 2019_014 - Building sensitive models of cognition using interpretable Deep Learning

Project 2019_015 - Development of computational dosimetry models for radiobiological assessment in molecular radiotherapy and imaging

Project 2019_016 - Smart Manganese-based Dual-Modal PET/MRI Probes

Project 2019_017 - Investigating the development of the brain and its microstructure using diffusion MRI

Project 2019_018 - A smart, multi-radionuclide imaging approach for improved personalised targeted radionuclide therapy

Project 2019_019 - Synergistic joint variational neural networks for PET-MR image reconstruction with generative modelling priors

Project 2019_020 - Multiplexed 4D PET optimisation and reconstruction for multi-molecular imaging

Project 2019_021 - Quantitative MRI­ using deep learning of multi-contrast MR signals – towards a ‘virtual biopsy’ for prostate cancer patients

Project 2019_022 - An ultrasound technology for delivering smart imaging probes to the brain

Project 2019_024 - Imaging the Warburg Effect with 23Na MRI and 82Rb Positron Emission Tomography

Project 2019_025 - Early detection and diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration AMD using machine learning

Project 2019_026 - Resolving the cortex with ultra-high resolution MRI to detect epileptic lesions

Project 2019_027 - Advanced cardiac MR-thermometry for real-time MRI-guided radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

Project 2019_029 - Motion-robust metabolite quantification in the fetal brain with MR spectroscopy

Project 2019_031 - Enhanced neonatal brain development MRI at ultra-high field

Project 2019_032 - Radionuclide particle tracking for biomedical applications

Project 2019_033 - Development of acquisition and analysis methods enabling clinical use of Arterial Spin Labelling perfusion MRI in neurological patients

Project 2019_035 - Enabling immunotherapy through the detection and sequestration of CO by fluorogenic probes

Project 2019_037 A generative model of the diseased human brain


In addition, we have an additional industrial project for immediate entry (July or October 2019 start).

Project 101 - Towards real-time optimization of parameter settings for SonazoidTM enhanced ultrasound imaging (3 years)

DTP Projects

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership projects do not include the MRes. They are 3.5 year PhD programs.

  • DTP studentships come with a £16,777 stipend per year and a generous consumables budget.
  • Only home UK or EU candidates fulfilling the 3-year UK residency requirement are eligible for the EPSRC DTP studentships. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing.

We are currently accepting applications for DTP projects to start in July or October 2019. 

View available DTP Projects here

Application information is available here